Our Michigan bicycle accident lawyers recently settled a lawsuit for a client who suffered serious injuries in a Flint bicycle accident. The bicyclist was riding his vehicle on the roadway when the passenger of a stopped vehicle opened the car door into his path and caused the bicyclist to strike the vehicle and then fall to the road. He suffered serious injuries in the bike accident, including fractured ribs, a collapsed lung, and a closed head injury.
There are many causes of a car or truck causing an accident with a bicycle, but one cause that occurs frequently is when a driver or passenger in a car opens the car door just as a biker is riding by the vehicle. This presents an immediate, and usually unavoidable, obstacle to the unsuspecting bicycle rider. A bicyclist who hits the car door is usually thrown from bike onto the pavement with high impact, causing serious injury. 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.
We filed the bicycle accident lawsuit in the Genesee County Circuit Court in Flint, Michigan. The case sought damages for the personal injuries caused by the bike accident. The lawsuit settled just prior to trial.
When a person opens a car door into the path of a moving bicyclist, the person exiting the car can be held liable for the injuries to the bicyclist. Call our top rated legal team now at (800) 606-1717 if you were injured by an opening car door while riding your bicycle in Michigan. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case. Call now!