Our Clinton Township bicycle accident lawyers recently filed a lawsuit for a sixty-five year old Clinton Township man. Our client was bicycling during the afternoon hours near his Macomb County home. He was traveling on the right side of the roadway fog line when on Moravian Road when the defendant’s vehicle crossed the fog line hit him on his bike. The biker was thrown by the bike and he then struck the windshield of the car. He then fell off the car and onto the roadway. The driver was faulted for the accident and was ticketed.
According to statistics tailored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) , in 2009, 630 bicyclists died on US roads and represent 2% of all traffic fatalities for that year, and 51,000 additional cyclists were injured. In addition, 69% of households own a bicycle in the state. As a result, Michigan residents own more bikes than any other piece of recreational equipment; this proves how popular cycling is and that we need to be more aware of bikes on the road.
The injured biker suffered very serious injuries in the bicycle accident. He is scheduled to undergo back surgery for a C-2 fracture in his cervical spine. He also suffered injuries to his shoulders and right arm, as well as numerous bruises and abrasions. He was knocked unconscious after his head struck the roadway.
We filed the Clinton Township bicycle injury lawsuit in the Macomb County Circuit Court in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. The suit seeks damages for the bicyclist’s pain and suffering, disability, scars and disfigurement, and other non-economic damages. His medical expenses and other bills are being paid by his Michigan No-Fault Insurance company. No trial date has been set by the court.
Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 if you or a family member suffers from injuries in a Clinton Township bicycle accident. Our experienced Michigan bike accident lawyers will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case.