According to the City of Boston, there are more than 30,000 bike trips per day. In fact, peak commuting times account for more than one in six of all vehicles on the road. Although it is the law that passenger vehicles and trucks should share the road, bike accidents happen. Boston bicycle accidents can cause serious injuries or kill the rider.
If you or someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in a Boston bike accident, contact Jim Glaser Law right now. As an experienced Massachusetts bicycle accident lawyer, we provide free consultations that will help you determine if you have a legal claim. If you do, we can help you protect and assert your rights under the law.
Should You Trust the Insurance Company?
As unpaid medical bills pile up, the insurance company of the driver may pressure you to sign a settlement agreement. Don’t sign it without talking to a Boston bicycle accident lawyer. Signing a settlement agreement could mean that you’re settling for less than your claim is worth. You could also sign away your right to compensation for future medical care and your right to sue.
Jim Glaser Law will deal with the insurance company on your behalf to protect your legal rights.
What Should You Do About Medical Bills Related to Your Boston Bike Accident?
It doesn’t take long for medical bills from your bike accident to show up. How do you pay for bills that you didn’t plan to have? What if you can’t work because of your injuries? The steps you should take to manage your unpaid medical bills will largely depend on the circumstances of your accident. This is why it is important to have an experienced Massachusetts bicycle accident lawyer on your side.
If you own a car and have car insurance, read your policy and determine if you have special coverage, such as medical payments, to help you pay for the bills. You should, of course, also file a claim with the insurance company of the driver who was involved in the bike accident. That may also help pay some or all of your medical bills.
If you have health insurance, it may cover your treatment as long as you pay your deductible and associated co-payments. Even if your health insurance covers your injuries, make sure that you keep receipts for any out of pocket expenses you have. You may be eligible for reimbursement.
How Do You Know If You Have a Boston Bike Accident Claim?
Every Boston bicycle accident is different. Some of the factors include:
What happened before and during your accident.
The seriousness of your injuries.
Associated medical bills (including hospitalizations and surgeries).