Our Michigan bicycle accident injury lawyers represent those injured in bicycle related accidents involving motor vehicles in Michigan. Injured victims hit during a bicycle-car accident do have legal rights even if the vehicle that struck them was not insured.
Statistics show that one bicyclist is injured every 5 hours and 34 minutes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2010 there were 618 bicycle accidents in the United States, compared to 628 fatalities in 2009. Although bicycle accidents are shown to be decreasing, it is still not enough when bicycle accidents are 100 percent preventable. Night bicycling can be especially dangerous than compared to during the day because you are less visible to the naked eye.
Tips To Avoid A Michigan Bike Accident At Night
According to the League of Michigan Bicyclists, you can never be too visible on a bike. They suggest guaranteeing your safety following the below safety tips:
- Always wear proper safety gear.
- The law requires you to have a white front light, red rear reflector, and pedal reflectors.
- Add a red rear light and extra lights and wear light-colored, high-visibility clothing.
- Be extra cautious when riding in the rain (or snow) or up or down steep hills.
Statute of Limitations For Michigan Bicycle Accident Injuries
Individuals injured in a Michigan bicycle accident should contact the personal injury law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately. Our accident and injury attorneys will start working on your case immediately, gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case. It is important to hire a bicycle accident injury attorney immediately after the accident to begin the investigation of the claim. It is necessary to interview witnesses and take photographs as soon as possible after the accident.
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Bicycle Accident Injury Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan bicycle accident case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Bicycle Accident Attorney
For more information regarding your rights after a Michigan Bicycle Accident, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our top bicycle accident injury attorneys about your case, or simply submit this contact form and we will get back to you quickly. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case.