We were pleased to see city officials convene a Boston bicycle safety summit last week to discuss ways to improve public safety on the roads.
As Boston personal injury lawyers, we spend our days handling cases of wrongful death and serious personal injuries resulting from Massachusetts bicycle accidents. But our work only helps victims cope with circumstances that could have and should have been prevented.
We know the best remedy for victims of serious bicycle accidents is meaningful dialogue and education. We applaud the city of Boston and Mayor Thomas Menino for providing this after a handful of Boston bike accidents, including one fatal collision that killed cyclist Eric Hunt.
News of the Boston bicycle accidents brought a couple hundred bicyclists to last week’s Boston bicycle safety summit. Menino and Nicole Freedman, director of the city’s Boston Bikes program, showed they were ready to listen along with state Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Mullan, Boston police commissioner Edward Davis and several other state and city officials.
As Boston personal injury lawyers with over 30 years experience, we have seen many well-intentioned efforts and discussions spring from wrongful deaths and serious personal injuries. But as the media spotlight fades and we start our work of seeking compensation to help the victims and their families go on with their lives, we’ve also seen these good efforts subside.
The city has promised to hold another summit in three months. The Boston personal injury lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck hope this summit takes place as planned. We call on bicyclists and officials to participate as widely as you did last week to make sure the important gatherings continue. Your input will make Boston safer for cyclists and drivers alike.
Our firm supports several bicycle safety programs in Massachusetts. We are proud supporters of MassBike, the Northeast Bicycle Club, the Charles River Wheelmen, Bikes Not Bombs and the New England Mountain Bike Association.