Car Accident Attorney Malden, Boston

Expert Representation for Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Victims

As a pedestrian or bicyclist on the street, you are vulnerable. The operators of heavy cars, trucks, and buses can cause catastrophic injuries in a careless instant if they fail to notice you or drive negligently. Spinal cord injuries, brain damage, and wrongful death are not uncommon in these accidents. Just as Rodman, Rodman & Sandman, located in Malden, Massachusetts near Boston, represents car accident victims, we can provide an attorney if you have been injured as a pedestrian or bicyclist. With a long history of achievement in personal injury law, we can help you make the most of your case.

Pedestrian Accidents

Though some pedestrian accidents are the fault of pedestrians, many are caused by negligent drivers. The driver is at fault if he or she could have reasonably seen the victim in time to avoid the accident. This test applies even if the pedestrian was jaywalking, ignoring a traffic signal, or otherwise behaving recklessly. No matter the specifics of your case, if you have been struck by a car you should always discuss your case with an auto accident attorney who can help you protect your interests in the aftermath.

Statistically, the most common causes of pedestrian injuries are:

  • Drunk drivers
  • Drivers who speed
  • Drivers who ignore traffic signs and lights
  • Drivers who fail to stop for school buses
  • Drivers who fail to notice a pedestrian crossing the road

If it can be established that any of these things happened when you were injured, you may be entitled to a large verdict or settlement. To learn more, contact a car accident attorney from Rodman, Rodman & Sandman in Malden, Massachusetts, serving the Boston area.

Bicycle Accidents

Because bicyclists share the road closely with motor vehicles, they are also at risk of catastrophic injury. Even the most conscientious bicyclist can fall victim to a negligent motorist. Drivers are obligated to watch for bicyclists on the road and yield to them. A motorist who opens the door of a parked car into the path of a cyclist may also be at fault. Even a bicyclist who is not struck, but crashes while trying to avoid an oncoming car, may have a case. It is best to consult an auto accident attorney about your case as soon as possible to maximize your potential for compensation.

Malfunctioning and defective equipment may also be to blame for injuries sustained in a bicycle accident. This may be true even if another vehicle is not involved. A bike that was poorly designed, manufactured, or maintained can easily cause a high-speed accident and serious injuries. In these accidents, those who designed, manufactured, marketed, sold, or maintained the bicycle or its malfunctioning parts may be liable.

Contact an Car Accident Attorney from Rodman, Rodman & Sandman

Contact Rodman, Rodman & Sandman, serving Boston-area car crash victims since 1957, to speak with an auto accident attorney about your injuries. With offices conveniently located in Malden, Massachusetts, we are ideally positioned to help you make the most of your lawsuit.