Waterford Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Serious Injuries Deserve Serious Representation
Changes in the economy and amplified environmental awareness have led to an increase in bicycle traffic on many Michigan streets. A bicycle rider who follows basic safety precautions should feel relatively safe traveling to and from work, running an errand, or exercising. Unfortunately, this rise in cyclist traffic has resulted in an increase in bicycle accidents.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle-related accident, you understand the devastating impact that a serious personal injury can have on a victim’s life. At Bashore Green Law Group, we help injured people and their families secure justice. Our Waterford bicycle accident attorneys emphasize personal, customized service. As a result, legal representation will be aimed at not only achieving the compensation you deserve, but at supporting you throughout the entire process.
Cyclist Injuries & How We Can Help
The impact of a bicycle accident is seldom minor. In fact, injuries are often severe, including head trauma, spinal cord damage, or amputation. Sadly, an overwhelming number of these accidents are fatal. Our bodies are simply not made to withstand an unprotected impact with several tons of moving steel.
If you or a loved one was hit by a car or truck while riding a bicycle, you may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. Our firm takes on cases involving:
- Drunk motorists
- Distracted driving/texting and driving
- Bicycle or automotive defects
- Speeding drivers
- Reckless drivers
- Right-turn accidents
- Car door accidents
- And more
Do Bikes Have the Right of Way On the Road?
Bicycles in Michigan must follow the same rules of the road as motor vehicles. This means that bicyclists only have the right of way in situations that would also allow a motorist the right of way.
When cycling on sidewalks, crosswalks, or other areas with foot traffic, cyclists must yield the right of way to pedestrians.
What If I Was Partially At Fault for My Bicycle Accident?
You may still recover damages if you were partially at fault for a bicycle accident, but only a court determines you to be 50% at fault or less. If you are found to be more than 50% at fault for an accident, you cannot receive any compensation. If you are found to be 50% at fault or less, you can receive that percentage of the compensation you would have received had you not been at fault at all. For example, if you are found to be 20% at fault for an accident, you will receive 20% less in damages.
What If the Driver Flees the Scene of My Bike Accident?
You still have a few options if you cannot identify the driver who hit you at the time of the crash. For example, if there is physical evidence that the accident was a hit and run, you can file a claim for no-fault insurance benefits. If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage, you can file a claim that way as well.
In a best-case scenario, eyewitness reports combined with a police investigation may turn up the individual who caused your accident. Your bicycle accident attorney in Waterford can assist you in finding the at fault party as well.
Investigating the Cause of Your Bicycle Accident
When you work with a bicycle accident lawyer in Waterford at Bashore Green Law Group, we will thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident, reviewing police reports, speaking with eyewitnesses, consulting medical professionals, and gathering all information possible. We will then use this information to prepare a strong case designed to secure maximum compensation for injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and more.
To learn more about your rights and how we can help you after a bicycle accident, contact us to book your free consultation.
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