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Pontiac Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Trusted Legal Allies Among the Cycling Community

Bashore Green Law Group is proud to be the law firm that the cyclists of Pontiac call when they need help after a bicycle accident. With our legal professionals leading the way, you, too, can pursue maximum compensation without stressing yourself out. We have decades of collective practice experience and a long history of successful verdicts and settlements. Let us lead the way on your behalf!

To learn about filing a bicycle accident claim, call (248) 487-1887.

Common Causes of Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents are often blamed on bicyclists. But this is just a strategy that insurance companies use to try to avoid paying any damages. Insurers know that the value of the bicyclist’s injury claim could be steep.

What is the real cause behind many bicycle accidents? Typically, it is a motorist’s mistake that causes these crashes. Driver inattention is always dangerous, but it is especially problematic for others on the road who are not more protected inside a vehicle, such as cyclists.

Mistakes committed by drivers that can cause a bicycle accident include:

  • Changing lanes without checking mirrors and blind spots.
  • Trying to pass a cyclist without allowing enough room.
  • Attempting to share a lane with a cyclist even though they are owed the entire lane.
  • Dooring a cyclist or opening the car door directly in front of them as they approach.

Our bicycle accident lawyers in Pontiac can carefully investigate the circumstances of your accident to figure out why it happened. Convincing evidence from eyewitnesses, dashcams, police reports, and so on can all be used to build your argument.

Do Bicyclists Have to Wear Helmets?

Michigan does not have a mandatory bicycle helmet law in place for adults. You do not need to wear a bicycle helmet when riding if you choose. However, wearing a helmet is always a good idea.

When you have a helmet on, you better protect yourself from head injuries that can happen in a crash. But you also protect your case’s validity by limiting your liability. If you are hit by a motorist and you didn’t have a helmet on, then the driver’s insurance company will argue that you willingly took the risk of not wearing a helmet, and, therefore, you are partially liable for your injuries. Wearing a helmet whenever you ride stops an insurance company from using this common defense.

How We Help with Your Claim

There is much work to do when it comes to starting and managing a bicycle accident claim. You shouldn’t try to handle it on your own if you should be resting and focusing on your recovery. Leave it all up to our Pontiac bike accident attorneys.

Our legal professionals can help with your case by:

  • Investigating your accident
  • Calculating your damages
  • Preparing and filing your claim
  • Responding to inquiries
  • Negotiating with the insurer
  • Litigating in court if need be

All aspects of your case can be handled by our team. You don’t need to do anything but call us at (248) 487-1887 and tell us what happened. If we think our team is a good fit for your case, then we’ll tell you what should happen next to start pursuing maximum compensation.

Initial consultations are free. Call our bicycle accident attorneys in Pontiac now.

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