Yes, you may file an injury claim if you were riding your bike and was hit by an opened car door. The person who opened the door and the owner of the car can be held liable for the injuries to the bicyclist. It is well-known to all drivers and occupants of vehicles that it is necessary to first look around before opening a car door. The failure to do that is negligence when a bicyclist is injured by the opening of the car door. Many times, the auto insurance company will pay substantial settlements for a bicyclist struck by an open car door.
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in a bicycle accident after being hit by an opened car door in Michigan, call the best Michigan attorney for your case today at (800) 606-1717. Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. bicycle accident lawyers will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case. We will also represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we prove and win your case. Call today for your free consultation.