Bikers are the most vulnerable drivers on the road and, as a result, are the most susceptible to serious injury in a collision. Massachusetts recently passed a new law, M.G.L. c. 90, §14, to reduce motor vehicle and biker accidents. The law requires motor vehicles to provide at least four feet of space between them and bikers on the road when passing, and they also must pass the cyclist at a reasonable and proper speed. Despite the new law, crashes are bound to happen. As a cyclist, knowing your rights is essential when the unthinkable happens.
Cyclists Have Up to 3 Years to File a Bile Accident Claim
In Massachusetts, there is a limited amount of time to file a claim for damages following a bike accident. If you were injured in a bike accident through no fault of your own, you have three years to file a lawsuit in court for injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.