Tourists come from around the world to visit our beautiful Cape Cod. The moment you cross over the Bourne or Sagamore bridges and catch a glimpse of the Cape, you know you’ve entered a unique and extraordinary place. There’s something here for everyone to enjoy, from miles and miles of pristine beaches, to museums and art galleries, to riding a bicycle along the Cape Cod Rail Trail.
While the tourists come to Cape Cod to relax and play, most residents in our area are busy working hard to make a living. During the winter months, some must take on more than one job to compensate for the lack of income from seasonal visitors. At the Cape Cod personal injury lawyers, we understand that if you’ve sustained an injury and can’t work this can have devastating financial effects for you and your family.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you may be due financial compensation. After an accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. Our personal injury lawyers at Jason Stone have handled thousands of cases and helped our clients recover millions of dollars. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s negligence. Phone Stone today to schedule your free case consultation.
Cape Code Pedestrian and Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Walking and bicycling are enjoyable ways to get around the Cape, especially during the warm months of the year. The population of towns in Cape Cod such as Barnstable, Yarmouth, and Falmouth will triple or even quadruple during June, July, and August. This means there will be a greater number of tourists driving on roads that they’re unfamiliar with, distracted, looking at their GPS, and failing to stay alert to bicyclists and pedestrians.
While other motorists are typically to blame for pedestrian accidents, there are some precautions that you can take when traveling by foot or bike.
Consider the following Massachusetts laws and safety tips:
- Pedestrians should use designated crosswalks when they are available
- Pedestrians and bicyclists should wear brightly colored or reflective clothing when traveling at night
- Bicyclists should keep at least one hand on the handlebars at all times
- Massachusetts law requires anyone under 16 to wear a protective helmet while riding a bike
- You should walk or bike defensively, always assuming motorists don’t see you
- Bicyclists should know and use proper hand signals
- Distracted pedestrians can be just as dangerous as distracted driving; keep alert and watch where you’re going
- Bicyclists must ride with the flow of traffic
Seeking compensation after your pedestrian accident
While bicycling and walking are fun and relaxing ways to travel, they are not without risk. Sadly, bicycle and pedestrian accidents that occur around Cape Cod can leave victims with severe injuries.
Common pedestrian accident injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
- Paralysis and other spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Internal bleeding
- Loss of life
Due to the initial shock and surge of adrenaline, it is normal for pedestrian or bicycle accident victims to fail to realize that they’ve been injured immediately after an accident. For this reason, it is recommended that you seek medical attention if you’ve been involved in an accident even if you initially feel fine. You could have internal injuries that you’re unaware of. Medical records noting injuries are extremely helpful to your case.
Some pedestrian injuries are caused by slip-and-fall accidents. If you were walking and slipped and fell due to ice not being cleared, loose rugs or mats, or an obstacle in the pathway, or some other reason the property owner may be liable for your injuries.
If you were involved in a pedestrian accident and sustained a severe injury due to another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
Proving negligence after a pedestrian accident
In order to pursue a lawsuit, it is necessary to determine fault and to prove that the other party acted negligently and breached his or her duty of care.
The driver is typically found at fault in pedestrian accidents for reasons including:
- Making unsafe or illegal turns
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Driving while distracted
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Weather conditions
- Poor road conditions
After your pedestrian or bicycle accident, you have enough on your mind without the stress of a lawsuit. The personal injury team at Jason Stone is experienced at handling pedestrian and bicycle accident cases. Call our office today and we will review your case to help you determine your best course of action.
Why Do I Need A Lawyer After My Car Accident?
Traffic congestion is a common problem on the Cape, especially during the peak tourism months. The more vehicles there are on the road, the greater chance there is for an accident to occur. Regardless of what type of car accident you’ve been in, we can help.
Our car accident case experience includes but is not limited to:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Uber or Lyft accidents
- T-bone accidents
- Vehicle rollovers
- Single-car accidents
- Multi-car pile-ups
Navigating an insurance claim after your accident can be challenging. The insurance companies involved may try and make you settle for less than your claim is worth. Hiring a lawyer after your accident puts someone on your side who is familiar with Massachusetts state law and the tricks that insurance companies use to get accident victims to settle for less than their case is worth.
If you retain us, we will take the following steps in your behalf.
Documenting. Our legal team will collect records relating to your case. This includes police reports, medical bills, medical records, and other information from the insurance companies. We want to understand the full extent of your injuries so that we can build the best possible case for compensation.
Investigating. Our legal team will complete a full investigation of your case. We may need to examine security camera or dashcam footage, talk to witnesses, pull police reports, or more. Our firm also has access to accident reconstruction experts and medical experts that we will ask to help with the investigation if needed.
Negotiating. Your lawyer will handle all negotiations with the insurance companies and the defense outside of the courtroom. Our goal is to get you just compensation for your injuries. If a fair settlement can’t be reached outside the courtroom, we are prepared to go to trial and represent you in court.
Cape Cod Nursing Home Abuse Injury Lawyers
The transition to a nursing home or long-term care facility can be difficult. You want your loved one to receive a high standard of care and be treated with kindness and respect. Sadly, this is sometimes not the case. There are quite a few nursing homes in the Cape Cod area, and some may not prove to be the clean, fun, well-staffed environments that are advertised in their brochures.
Those who enter nursing homes are often unable to care for themselves and must rely fully on nursing home staff to help them with their daily needs. Tragically, the very staff members who are entrusted with caring for your loved ones may harm them through physical abuse, neglect, emotional manipulation, financial extortion, or sexual molestation. This can leave residents injured, depressed, withdrawn, or ill. In some extreme cases, residents have died due to mistreatment by nursing home staff.
If you suspect your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, you should take action. An experienced nursing home abuse attorney can help victims and their families pursue a lawsuit. The lawyers at Jason Stone can guide you through the legal process and help you seek financial compensation for the harm that you’ve suffered.
Phone Stone Today
We understand that there are many different law firms in Cape Cod that you could choose to represent you. At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers in Cape Cod, though, we don’t view clients just as cases. We see each of you as individuals. We know that each person has his or her own unique story, and we take the time to listen to our clients and truly understand what they are seeking to obtain from the legal process. We are experienced in a wide range of personal injury lawsuits and often take on cases that other lawyers view as too difficult or complex.
We have many years of experience successfully representing clients who have been injured due to the negligence of others. We understand how overwhelming and frustrating it can be to cope with the physical suffering, emotional distress, and financial repercussions that occur after a serious accident. Let us take some of that burden off of your shoulders. As your lawyers, we will complete a full evaluation of your case, gather needed evidence, handle all negotiations with lawyers and insurance parties, and if necessary go to trial.
Our goal is to help our clients obtain maximum compensation for their injuries while providing the support that you need during this difficult time. The initial consultation with us is always free of charge. To schedule an appointment, fill out the free online evaluation form or Phone Stone today.