Our Michigan bicycle accident lawyers settled a lawsuit for a bicyclist was suffered serious injuries in a bike accident. He was riding his bike in the crosswalk of main intersection in Garden City when an SUV turned left and struck his bicycle. The vehicle struck the bicyclist as well and he was taken by EMS to Botsford Hospital in Farmington, Michigan. The police officer issued a ticket to the negligent motorist.
The bicyclist suffered serious injuries in the accident. These included multiple fractures to his leg and arm. He underwent surgery for the bone fractures and had a lengthy hospitalization. During his period of recovery, he was unable to work and required attendant care services in his home. He went through a rehabilitation program but has continuing problems with standing and walking even today. He also had significant scars from the surgeries.
We filed a bicycle accident lawsuit in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan. The negligent driver was insured by State Farm Insurance at the time of the accident. The defendant argued that it was the bicyclist who caused the accident by improperly entering the intersection, but this was refuted by both the plaintiff and the police officer. The defendant was insured with policy limits of $100,000.00. After a lengthy mediation, the insurance company agreed to pay our client $90,000.00 to settle the lawsuit.
If you or someone you know suffers injuries after being hit by car while riding a bike, call our top rated Michigan bicycle accident lawyers now at (800) 606-1717. Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. attorneys have significant experience in representing bike accident victims and have obtained sizeable settlements for their injured clients. Call today for your free consultation! We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case.