Our Northfield Township bicycle accident lawyers recently filed a car accident lawsuit on behalf of a client who was injured in a Washtenaw County bike accident. Our client was riding her bicycle in the crosswalk across Main Street adjacent to East Shore Drive in Northfield Township when she was hit by a motor vehicle driven by Defendant who turned left from East Shore onto Main Street. Due to the car accident collision, our client suffered various injuries in the accident.
In Michigan, there are specific laws that address accidents in which a driver fails to yield the right of way and causes an accident with a bicycle. These specific laws include that the at-fault driver was negligent for:
- Failing to maintain a proper lookout ahead and failing to see what was there to be seen.
- Failing before starting, to see that the said movement could be made in safety in violation of §MCL 257.611.
- Failing to accord traffic on a through street the right of way.
In addition to these specific laws on failure to yield right of way, there are other claims for general negligence that our bicycle accident attorneys use to prove and win a failure to yield a right of way accident case.
Our client suffered a hemotoma to the back of her head, and a closed head injury. Her treatment has included speech therapy and occupational therapy. She has not been able to return to work since the accident.
The car accident lawsuit against the at-fault driver seeks damages for the pain and suffering, and disability caused by the accident. The lawsuit has been filed in Washtenaw County Circuit Court. No trial date has been set by the Court.
If you or someone you know suffers injuries in a Michigan bicycle accident where a negligent driver failed to yield the right of way, call our top-rated bike accident lawyers at (800)-606-1717 to discuss your case. We will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case. Call today to learn your legal rights!