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Old 05-08-2019, 02:18 PM   #21
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It’s especially common for cyclists to sustain back injuries, which often present latent symptoms. If left untreated, these injuries can progress and lead to serious complications and even permanent damage.

What Evidence Will My Attorney Need to Prove the Severity of My Back Injury?
While fractured vertebrae and herniated disks might show up on an X-ray or MRI, these modalities might not show sprains, strains, and even spinal cord damage. Fortunately, there are several other types of evidence your lawyer might be able to use to prove the severity of your injury including
  • Photographs of any visible bruising or lacerations;
  • Footage of the accident that shows where the vehicle struck you; and
  • Statements from medical experts.

What Kinds of Damages Might Be Recoverable?
In the state of Massachusetts, personal injury claimants can pursue compensation for:
  • Medical expenses;
  • Lost wages;
  • Lost benefits;
  • Loss of future earning capacity;
  • Property damage;
  • Home care, child care, domestic help, transportation, home and vehicle modifications, and other economic damages;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Emotional distress;
  • Scarring and disfigurement;
  • Loss of enjoyment in life; and
  • Loss of companionship or consortium.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit Following a Bicycle Accident?
If you sustained a back injury in a bicycle accident, it’s wise to call an attorney immediately after your first medical evaluation. In the state of Massachusetts, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is typically three years.

That means if the opposing party is uncooperative and you are unable to reach a settlement, you must bring the case to trial within three years. If you were struck by a government vehicle, though, you must serve the appropriate agency within two years.

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Old 05-13-2019, 08:10 AM   #22
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If you were hurt in a bicycle accident, there are steps you should take right away to strengthen your claim. For example, you should visit a doctor immediately—even if your injuries seem relatively minor. Getting an official diagnosis could help your attorney prove causation and damages. Also, it’s possible that your injuries are more severe than you think, and if you fail to undergo a medical evaluation, this could lead to a dispute.
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:21 AM   #23
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I went to court three years ago over a similar incident and I lost the case.
As stated above the judge said even though the person was negligent in leaving their scooter laying on the road, I should have slowed down and avoided hitting it.
I still today disagree but that is what he ruled.

That seems crazy to me too.
I mean then anybody can leave all sorts of junk in the road and it's OUR fault hitting it?
The kids in our neighborhood take no care to keep the street clean and it is very dangerous in my opinion. I keep calling the city but nothing gets done.
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Old 08-06-2019, 07:05 AM   #24
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This thread is from 2013. Let sleeping dogs lie.

I wish this place had a moderator. Sheesh.
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:02 PM   #25
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Well I just googled it this week!

And seems like so did many others.
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:24 PM   #26
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Well I just googled it this week!

And seems like so did many others.
So what? It's dead. Like the moderator.
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:26 PM   #27
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maybe its you??? hmm??
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maybe you are dead not the "thread"
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