Massachusetts Bicycle Accident Results In Death

As a Boston, Massachusetts injury lawyer, I’ve certainly blogged about this before, but the truth is — you can never take life for granted. Every day offers a reason to be thankful, and to be grateful, because you never know how long you have to be alive in this world.

When she got up on March 21, 2012, Cynthia Pacheco of New Bedford thought she was just going out on a bike ride with her husband. Little did she know that she was going to die later that afternoon. Ms. Pacheco, 58, was riding her bicycle along Samuel Barrett Boulevard in New Bedford, when she was struck by a Federal Express freight truck. The driver of the FedEx truck, one Mark Sims, told police that he was making a left turn when the collision took place. After the crash, Ms. Pacheco was transported to New Bedford’s St. Luke’s Hospital, then Rhode Island Hospital, where she passed away.

If you – or one of your loved ones — has been a victim of a Massachusetts bike-truck accident, it is important that you contact us and meet with us as soon as possible after such a Massachusetts motor vehicle accident. Most families of injury victims in Massachusetts have the right to be compensated for a variety of expenses and bills; these include medical expenses, hospital care, lost wages, loss of future earnings,prescription medicines, lost services and care from a spouse, temporary injury, permanent injury, and pain and suffering. Many times, the family of injury victims, in the days immediately following an accident, take uninformed steps; doing so may compromise their ability to be compensated for the full extent of the injuries.

We can help you – and your family – navigate the complicated world of personal injury litigation, because we are experienced Boston and Westwood, Massachusetts accident attorneys with a 20-year track record of success.

In the meantime, stay safe.