The Monroe car injury lawyers at the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently settled a bicycle accident claim on behalf of a bicyclist hit by car.
Our client was riding her bike at the intersection of E. Front Street and Monroe St. (M-159) in Monroe, MI when she was struck by a vehicle. As a result of the collision, she suffered a concussion, wrist injury and multiple orthopedic injuries that required her to undergo significant medical treatment. The victim was a 14-year-old girl; therefore she had to miss time from school due to her resulting injuries and required treatment.
Our Monroe car injury attorneys filed a claim against the at-fault driver who hit her in the intersection and were able to prove that the driver of the vehicle was negligent and at-fault for the collision. We settled the lawsuit prior to trial and our client was able to collect compensation for all of her damages, including pain and suffering, and disability.
In addition, with the help of our attorneys our client also received payment from the insurance company responsible for paying her first party PIP no-fault benefits. These benefits included both replacement services and attendant care.
Initially, the auto insurance company cut off all her benefits after sending her to several of their own Independent Medical Examiners (IME’s) or Defense Medical Examiners (DME's). These insurance company doctors determined that the bicyclist victim did not require no-fault benefits due to the extent of her injuries. However, our car injury attorneys filed a lawsuit against the insurance company for payment of benefits and were able to successfully prove that the bicycle accident victim did in fact require such benefits for her rehabilitation. We were also able to settle the lawsuit before going to trial and our client was able to receive payment for the no-fault benefits she is rightfully entitled to under Michigan statutory law.
Often times, bicycle accident victims do not realize the rights they are entitled to if they have been injured in a motor vehicle crash. Even in the circumstances of a hit and run accident, injury victims still may be able to file a bicycle accident claim to recover damages.
If you or someone you know was hit by a car while riding a bike in the State of Michigan, call our top rated lawyers today to discuss the potential of filing a bicycle accident claim. The attorneys at our personal injury law firm have significant experience in these types of cases and can help you recover monetary damages for your pain and suffering as well as payment from the insurance company. Call now at (800) 606-1717 to learn your rights. There is strict statute of limitations for filing bicycle injury lawsuits in Michigan so it is important that you do not wait to consult with one of our expert and qualified lawyers. Call today for your Free, No Obligation Case Review!