Lawsuit against Driver for Opening Car Door Causing Bicycle Accident in Massachusetts


Along the congested streets of Cambridge, Boston and other Massachusetts cities, it is crucial for drivers to look for any cyclist riding in the bicycle lane before opening a car door to exit a parked vehicle.  All too often, individuals will not look before opening their car door and a cyclist will be injured in a crash.  At Caselden Law, our Massachusetts Bicycle Accident Injury Law Firm represents cyclists injured by the negligent opening of vehicle doors by drivers exiting their cars.  Our law firm works tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the compensation that they deserve for injuries, pain, suffering, and property damage to their bike following a bicycle accident.

While a driver that opens a car door does not have to be issued a ticket by the police in order for a cyclist to file a lawsuit and recover damages, it is a civil infraction under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 90 Section 14 to “negligently open a motor vehicle door.”  Known as being “doored,” hitting an open car door while riding a bicycle is very likely to lead to severe injuries or even the death of a victim of this type of crash. As a client of Caselden Law, your bike accident attorney will carefully examine every aspect of the case and will gather any and all evidence in order to prove negligence on the part of the driver.

In addition to obtaining police reports and other evidence pertaining to your bicycle accident, our personal injury firm will interview any witnesses to the crash, obtain your medical records, consult experts about the accident, and will explore every other possible evidence in order to thoroughly defend your rights.  Should your case be unable to resolve after negotiations with the insurance company, your trial lawyer will not hesitate to file a lawsuit and sue the negligent party in court through the litigation process in Massachusetts Superior or District Court.

How Much Does It Cost to Retain a Bicycle Accident Attorney from Caselden Law?

Our firm does not charge a fee unless we successfully recover on your behalf through a settlement or verdict. This payment arraignment, known as a “contingency fee” arraignment, is an agreement between the client and our firm that we will earn our fee as a percentage of the recovery of damages.  Thus, if you do not recover any damages for your accident, our firm does not charge a legal fee.


Cambridge, Massachusetts Bicycle Accident Lawsuit Attorney


If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligent opening of a car door while riding a bicycle, Contact Caselden Law to speak with a Massachusetts injury attorney about your case.  Our firm takes a client-focused approach to the practice of law.  We strive to reduce the stress often associated with civil litigation while delivering top quality results to our clients.

We will clearly answer any and all questions that you may have regarding your bike accident case and will fully explain the process of handling medical bills, property damage claims, lost wages, pain and suffering, future medical bills, and all other case matters.  Furthermore, our firm has the ability to travel to our clients if they are unable to meet with us in our Cambridge, Massachusetts law office.

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