Rochester Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Injured Cyclists Can Count on Our Team
Bicyclists in Rochester, Michigan, deserve to be able to share the road with motorists without having to be in fear for their health and wellbeing. Yet reckless and negligent drivers cause horrible bicycle accidents fairly often. The situation only gets worse when the driver’s insurance provider does not want to give any coverage or compensation to the injured cyclist.
At Bashore Green Law Group, we believe that every cyclist deserves a fair chance to get the compensation they are owed after being hit by a driver or even a pedestrian. Please know that you are not alone after a bicycle accident in Rochester. Our team is never far, and we are always eager to hear from new and returning clients!
Investigating Bicycle Accident Cases
Who caused your bicycle accident? You might be confident that you did nothing wrong, and that is probably true. But we have to be able to confidently prove that you were not liable, which will depend on fully understanding the cause and backing it up with convincing forms of evidence like eyewitness testimonies, helmet cam footage, and more.
Common causes of bicycle accidents include:
- Drivers who drive in dedicated bicycle lanes
- Drivers who try to illegally pass bicyclists
- Drivers who change lanes without checking
- Pedestrians who open car and store doors without checking
Catastrophic Bicycle Accident Injuries
Bicyclists who are hit by vehicles can and often do suffer life-changing injuries. Treating those injuries will likely require extensive hospitalization and specialized forms of care, such as months of physical therapy. This is why the costs associated with a bicycle accident can escalate quickly, often reaching six figures or more.
Life-changing injuries suffered by bicyclists vary, such as:
- Brain injuries: Even with a bicycle helmet, a bicyclist who is hit by a motor vehicle can suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that requires emergency medical attention.
- Spinal cord injuries: When a bicyclist is thrown off their bicycle, they can tumble across the asphalt and possibly into opposing traffic. The violent event can cause a spinal cord or back injury.
- Broken bones: It is not unusual for a cyclist to suffer multiple broken bones in an accident. Broken bones can become catastrophic injuries if they do not set and heal correctly.
Michigan Bicycle Helmet Law
In Michigan, bicyclists are not required to wear a helmet if they are over the age of 18. However, if you want to protect your health and your lack of liability, then you should always wear a helmet when on your bicycle, especially when riding in public and in traffic.
Willingly choosing to not wear a helmet could be argued by the defense as a sign that you acknowledged the risk of severe injury yet did nothing preemptively to prevent it. In such a situation, the defense could argue that it should not have to pay for any damages directly related to your head injury because you did not wear a helmet.
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We should get your bicycle accident rolling right away. Dial (248) 487-1887 to speak with our bicycle accident attorneys in Rochester about what happened. You might be owed significant compensation for your injuries and losses, and we know all the ways to fight for it, both in the conference room and the courtroom.
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