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Injured in a bicycle accident? You may be eligible for compensation

The car accident attorneys at Bashore Green encourage victims of bike crashes investigate with their lawyer whether they may qualify for financial compensation. Here are reasons why.

  1. Bike Accidents Require Special Attention

Determining fault in a biking accident is complicated. It often requires expert testimony from doctors. These professionals can help reconstruct an accident by pinpointing specific injuries and how they were sustained.

The case may also require testimony from safety experts who can also help explain how an accident occurred.

You need an attorney to help sift through all these layers. With their investigative skills, an experienced bicycle accident attorney in Michigan can seek out the right people to testify on your behalf, revealing how someone else’s negligence resulted in your pain.

  1. Legal Aspects of a Biking Accident can be Complex

By law, bicycles have every right to share the road with any other vehicle. Moreover, bike riders may have no other choice. Sidewalks for example are not for bicyclists but walkers. Bicyclists have the right to ride in just about any road.

Motorists often swerve or dodge around bicyclists, disregarding their space on the road. This creates a dangerous environment for vulnerable people on bikes.

A lawyer that knows Michigan bicyclist laws can help you uncover a driver’s negligence in a biking accident. Drivers may be guilty of yielding right-of-way. They often make improper turns around bikers or fail to pay close attention. Speeding and risk-taking are always a problem, especially around bicyclists. Your attorney can show the court how the driver failed to take proper precautions, resulting in your harm.

  1. Compensation For Injuries from a Bicycle Crash is Possible

If you’ve been hurt in a biking incident, you can have your medical bills recovered. Any work you lost can be reimbursed as well. For injuries that impact the rest of your life, you can also receive compensation for the loss of any future income. You may also be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering you endured.

If the driver of a motor vehicle that was at fault was grossly negligent, you may also be eligible to receive punitive damages. This is extra compensation the plaintiff must pay as punishment for their behavior.

Our firm is ready to represent victims of biking accidents. Contact the experienced bike accident attorneys at Bashore Green to learn more or receive a free consultation at 248-487-1887.

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