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Is opening a car door that injures a bike rider a basis for filing a Michigan bicycle accident case?

Yes, if a bike rider suffers injuries due to a person opening a car door into their path, there is basis for filing a Michigan bicycle accident case.

In fact, the majority of times when a person opens a car door into the path of a moving bicyclist, the person exiting the vehicle is found 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 and does give basis for the injured victim to file a Michigan bicycle accident case.

Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 if you suffer injuries from an open car door while riding your bike in Michigan. Under Michigan law, you do have the legal right to sue the negligent person exiting the vehicle. Our experienced Michigan bicycle accident attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. will discuss your case with you and determine whether or not you can file for Michigan No-Fault Insurance Benefits. We will represent you in your bicycle accident case under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees until we win or settle your case. Call today for your free consultation!

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    Southfield, MI 48075
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