Recently involved in a bike accident in Michigan?
A bicycle accident can have devastating consequences, and things can become even more complicated if you have to deal with legal procedures after that. Did you know that more than 2 people every day lose their lives in a bicycle crash in the U.S. and that 45,000 were injured in bike accidents in 2015?
Bicyclists seem to be overrepresented in crash data; and risk varies by the time of the day, the location, and the experience level of the rider. With the growing popularity of this healthy and inherently safe activity, a lot of bike accidents are reported each year in Michigan.
If you have been the victim of a bicycle accident in Michigan, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages for the time you have taken off work. BEST FIRM is a personal injury law firm established in Dearborn, Michigan. Our personal injury attorneys are specialized in bicycle accident lawsuits and have decades of experience in the litigation and the settlement of claims regarding bike accidents.
Why do I need a bike accident attorney?
Human error is the primary factor involving cyclist collisions. Most of the time, bicycle accidents involve another vehicle, like a car or truck. The leading causes of bike accidents are among others:
- Failure to look properly from the car driver
- Careless or reckless driving
- Poor turn or maneuver from the car driver
- Cyclist entering the road from the pavement
Unfortunately, bike accidents can have tragic consequences and injuries. According to doctors, the most common bike injuries are:
- Arms and legs injuries
- Chest and abdominal injuries
- Back injuries
- Head injuries, from fatal skull fractures and brain damage to minor concussion and cuts
One of the best ways to prevent bike accidents is first to wear a helmet. Helmets reduce the risk of head and brain injuries in the event of a crash, especially for children. Michigan law does not require bicyclists to wear a helmet; however, it is strongly recommended to wear one. Wearing fluorescent clothing, signaling your turns and following traffic laws are other simple ways to avoid the worse.
If you have been hit by a car while riding, you may be entitled to financial compensation such as:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of ability to provide household services
- Loss or destruction or replacement of personal property (bicycle)
Bicycle accident lawyer in Dearborn and Detroit, Michigan
If you or one of your relatives were the victims of a bike accident in Michigan, BEST FIRM could help you to protect your rights and seek the compensation you deserve. Our veteran attorneys are used to court cases, and they will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible settlement, so you can have the payout you deserve. BEST FIRM bike accident lawyers can help you if you are living in any of the following locations:
- Sterling Heights
- West Bloomfield Township
- Ann Arbor
The more you wait after a bicycle accident, the more you jeopardize your case. We strongly advise you to get in touch as soon as possible with a bike accident attorney to make sure your lawsuit gets the care it needs. BEST FIRM will fight for your rights!
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Do not wait any longer and call us now for a free consultation!
3200 Greenfield Rd. St, #355
Dearborn, MI 48120