Our Michigan bicycle accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. have obtained significant settlements for bicyclists injured in Michigan bike accidents. These biking accidents occur on streets, roadway shoulders, parking lots, and even on sidewalks. Many of our clients are competitive bicyclists, while others are out for a leisurely bike ride with their family or just to get some exercise on a warm summer night. The injuries suffered in a bicycle accident are often severe, including fractured bones, traumatic brain injuries and even death.
One cause of a bicycle accident that occurs with surprising frequency is when a driver or passenger opens the car door directly in front of a bicyclist getting ready to pass by the vehicle. This unanticipated danger presents an immediate, and usually unavoidable, obstacle to the unsuspecting bicycle rider and can cause serious injuries. A bicyclist who attempts to avoid the car door at the last second also has the same fate and either crashes to the pavement or rides into the path of another bicyclist or car.
When a bicyclist is hit by a car door opened by someone in the vehicle, 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.
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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 experienced lawyers 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. There are strict statutes of limitations for filing a lawsuit in Michigan for bike riding accident injuries. Call now so that your case is not barred forever due to time limitations.