Boston Bicycle Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Hit by a Car? We Can Help.

When cyclists or pedestrians are struck by a car, the injuries they suffer are often serious. Working with an experienced personal injury lawyer is essential. We will seek compensation that covers your losses.

Rawson Merrigan & Litner, LLP has more than 75 years of combined personal injury experience. Our attorneys will work closely with you and your doctors to maximize your recovery. Please call us at 617-348-0988 for a free consultation.

Bicycle Accidents

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2008, 52,000 people were injured in bicycle accidents and 716 cyclists were killed. The majority of people killed in bicycle accidents were involved in a collision with a car or truck. Injuries to the head are common and severe types of injuries that occur.

Pedestrian Accidents

A 2008 NHTSA report states that on average, a pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident every 8 minutes and killed in a traffic accident every 120 minutes.

Oftentimes, the accident is not the fault of the pedestrian. There are many reasons that cars and trucks hit pedestrians, including:

  • Speeding
  • Driver fatigue
  • Distracted driving (talking or texting on a cell phone)
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Disregarding crosswalks, stop signs or traffic signals

Injuries Caused by Collisions

Car and truck drivers must watch out for pedestrians and cyclists at all times. When they do not, the collision usually causes serious injury and can include:

Get Help Today

Call our Boston or Greenfield, Massachusetts, offices at 617-348-0988 or send us an e-mail. Your consultation is free.