Worcester Bicycle Accident Lawyer
Unfortunately, many motorists fail to keep an eye out for bicyclists traveling on our roads. Both adults and children on bicycles may suffer death and serious injuries as a result of the powerful forces which occur during an impact between a motor vehicle and a bike. This article discusses the factors around accident liability and the importance of a full investigation, but if you or a loved one were injured, please reach out to a Worcester bicycle accident lawyer today.
Bicycle Accident Liability
The liability of the driver of a motor vehicle may be predicated upon the following factors:
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Failure to obey the speed limit or other traffic directives
- Driving drunk or recklessly
- Failure to adjust driving due to weather conditions or traffic
- Failure to take special account for the activities of children
- Failure to consider road conditions
- Failure to adjust for driver visibility limitations
- Failure to pay appropriate attention to traffic
Responsibility for bicycle accident are often highly disputed by insurance companies. One of the central issues in a bicycle injury case is who had the right of way, the bicyclist or the motorist. Other issues to investigate include driver hazard recognition, visibility, as well as misjudgment of time, space, and speed.
An investigation into a bicycle accident by an experienced attorney can be critical in obtaining the best possible outcome for your case. Peter Ventura is a seasoned trial lawyer who can investigate your specific case facts, and assert the applicable provisions of Massachusetts law which protect the rights of all bicyclists on the road.
Massachusetts Bicycle Accident Resources
If you have a question about the Massachusetts laws regarding ownership, helmets, safety, or operation, please see our Massachusetts Bicycle Laws page.
Peter Ventura – Worcester Bike Attorney
At the Worcester law firm of Peter Ventura, we work with people who need advice and representation about their right to compensation following a bicycle accident. Worcester bicycle accident lawyer Peter Ventura has practiced in central Massachusetts since 1985, and he is known throughout the region for his ability to handle complex challenges concerning the proof of liability, the calculation of damages or the availability of insurance coverage.
Peter Ventura is a former Worcester County Assistant District Attorney and a current member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, as well as Worcester County and Massachusetts Bar Associations. He has also taught law courses at several local colleges. A Worcester native, he has spent his entire professional career in the city.
He works directly with each client of the firm through every stage of the case. To learn more about his professional background and interests, see his profile below. To find out how you can benefit from the counsel of this experienced trial lawyer, contact us in Worcester for a free consultation.