Massachusetts Laws for Pedestrian and Motorcycle Safety

For Massachusetts and Boston area residents, the warmer weather often means spending more time outside. So motorcycle and pedestrian injury attorney Neil Burns wants to remind Boston area pedestrians and motorcyclists to remain safe as the warmer weather approaches. “It’s a good time to review Massachusetts laws and road rules pertaining to pedestrian and motorcycle operation and safety,” says Boston injury attorney Neil Burns, citing Massachusetts laws and regulations.

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Massachusetts Bicycle Safety in Boston

For Massachusetts residents, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino recently announced a major bicycling safety initiative for the City of Boston. Boston injury attorney Neil Burns has represented many victims who suffer injuries resulting from bicycle accidents. Following a recent wake of bicycle accidents, we want Boston and Massachusetts residents to stay safe while riding their bicycles.

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Massachusetts Pedestrains Hit By Automobiles

Massachusetts persons hit and injured by cars are covered by auto insurance. Recently, the District Court in the Boston suburb of Newburyport recently decided that a pedestrian does not actually need to be struck by the automobile in order to recover from the auto insurer. “While this case is not yet controlling,” notes Boston accident and pedestrian injury attorney Neil Burns, “it still provides some nice clarity into when pedestrians can recover from auto insurance.”

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Avoiding Pedestrian Injuries in Massachusetts

In 2008, Boston, Massachusetts was the twenty-first largest city in the United States. We have seen our share of this in our personal injury practice. Because Boston is such a large city, a number of pedestrian accidents happen each year. In fact, more than 5,000 pedestrians die each year in the United States because they are hit by motor vehicles or bicycles.

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Massachusetts Bicycle and Pedestrian Injury Cases Handled by Boston Firms

We have been representing victims on bicycles and pedestrians who have been struck by cars and trucks in Boston, and throughout Massachusetts, since 1985. Each case is different, however, we have drafted this column for general reference for our clients. Massachusetts has a law which guides lawyers and courts as to the legal responsibility of bicycle riders:

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