METRO DETROIT BICYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER
The Michigan State Police report that 1,378 cyclists suffered injuries as a result of car accidents in the state of Michigan in 2014. A bicycle accident can have devastating effects on your daily life. You may have suffered severe injuries, an extended hospital stay, expensive hospital and doctor’s bills, require home care, and miss work.
If you were riding a bicycle and struck by a negligent or careless motorist, you deserve compensation. Cyclists have an absolute right to use public roads. In fact, the Michigan Vehicle Code states that each person riding a bicycle upon a roadway has all the rights and is subject to all the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle.
Bicycle accidents with vehicles often occur when motorists:
- Drive too close behind a bicycle
- Attempt to pass a bicycle
- Pull out directly in front of a bicycle
- Turn directly in front of a bicycle
- Fail to see a bicycle at night
- Lose control due to weather
Like car accidents, an injured cyclist is entitled to the same Michigan No-Fault benefits as an injured driver. As a result, a bicycle accident can result in either a first-party claim against the responsible no-fault insurer, a third-party claim against the negligent driver, or both.
Our goal is to treat our bicycle accident clients with the utmost compassion and provide quality representation during this difficult time in their lives. Let us focus on the law, while you focus on getting better. We will aggressively investigate the facts and circumstances of your case to determine your rights to compensation. If you or someone you love has been injured in a Michigan bicycle accident, contact the Metro Detroit Injury Lawyers today for a free evaluation of your case.