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Michigan Bicycle Accident FAQs

michigan bicycle accident FAQsAs Michigan bicycle accident lawyers, we recognize that victims of accidents in Michigan have a lot of questions about their legal rights.  We try to answer many of your questions below.  Of course, you probably have a question or concern unique to your own individual case that needs the attention of an experienced Michigan bicycle accident attorney.

If your questions are not answered below, we strongly encourage you to pick up the phone and call one of our experienced attorneys now at (800) 606-1717.  We'll take the time to fully answer your questions.  There is no fee and absolutely no obligation whatsoever for this advice.  You can also complete our online contact form and a lawyer will get back to you within 24 hours.

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  • I was riding my bike and was hit by an opened car door. Can I file an injury claim?

    Yes, you may file an injury claim if you were riding your bike and was hit by an opened car door. The person who opened the door and the owner of the car can be held liable for the injuries to the bicyclist.  It is well-known to all drivers and occupants of vehicles that it is necessary to first look around before opening a car door.  The failure to do that is negligence when a bicyclist is injured by the opening of the car door.  Many times, the auto insurance company will pay substantial settlements for a bicyclist struck by an open car door.

    If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in a bicycle accident after being hit by an opened car door in Michigan, call the best Michigan attorney for your case today at (800) 606-1717. Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. bicycle accident lawyers will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case. We will also represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we prove and win your case. Call today for your free consultation.

  • What are my rights if I was hit by a car door while riding my bicycle?

    If you or someone you know was hit by a car door while riding bike in Michigan, and suffer injuries, you do have legal rights. Under Michigan law, a bicyclist injured in a Michigan car accident is entitled to have all medical expenses paid under the no-fault insurance laws if the injuries arose from an accident with a motor vehicle.

    In this type of case, the person who opened the door and the owner of the car can be held liable for the injuries to the bicyclist.  It is well-known to all drivers and occupants of vehicles that it is necessary to first look around before opening a car door.  The failure to do that is negligence when a bicyclist is injured by the opening of the car door.  Many times, the auto insurance company will pay substantial settlements for a bicyclist struck by an open car door.

    Our experienced Michigan bicycle accident attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. will discuss your case with you and determine whether or not you can file for Michigan No-Fault Insurance Benefits. We will represent you in your bicycle accident case under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees until we win or settle your case. Call today for your free consultation.

  • Who is best attorney in Michigan for a bicycle accident lawsuit?

    Finding the best lawyer in Michigan for a bicycle accident lawsuit can be difficult task. When looking to hire an attorney after your Michigan bicycle accident, you may want to ask the attorney the following questions:

    • Have you ever written a book on bicycle accidents and insurance claims?
    • Do you have a website with information on bicycle accident cases and free forms that I can print to make my insurance claims?
    • Have you ever taken an bicycle accident case involving to trial and won a verdict  for your client?
    • What kinds of settlements have you received for your clients?

    The lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. will give you direct answers to all of those questions, as well as answer any other questions that you may have regarding your case and your legal rights. Our firm has represented bicycle accident injury victims and their families for over 40 years throughout the State of Michigan, and has the knowledge, expertise, and experience in handling these types of cases. We have a track record of obtaining sizeable Michigan bicycle accident settlements and jury verdicts for our injured clients and providing the best service possible.

    For more information about our award winning law firm and to discuss your case with one of our best lawyers for your Michigan bicycle accident lawsuit, call our office now at (800) 606-1717.  We offer a No Win, No Fee promise, meaning our clients do not pay a penny until the case is settled or won. Call today for your free consultation!

  • Can I sue for bicycle accident injuries if I was cut off by a car in Michigan?

    Yes, you can sue for bicycle accident injuries if you were cut off by a car in Michigan. In this scenario, the bicycle accident injury victim may be able to file a claim in Michigan for pain and suffering damages against the negligent driver.

    In addition to filing a personal injury claim, the injured bicyclist can file a claim for Michigan No-Fault Insurance benefits. The bicyclist can do this even if he/she did not own a vehicle or have car insurance.

    This no-fault claim can be made against the insurance company for the negligent driver, an auto insurance policy issued to a family member in the same household of the injured bicyclist, or through the Michigan Assigned Claims Facility if there was no other source of insurance. It is very important that the accident victim files an Application for No-Fault Benefits with the proper insurance company so that these benefits are attained.

    If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in a bicycle accident after being cut off by a car in Michigan, call the best Michigan attorney for your case today at (800) 606-1717. Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. bicycle accident lawyers will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case. We will also represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we prove and win your case. Call today for your free consultation!

  • Can I file a Michigan bicycle accident claim if I was hit by the side view mirrors of a passing car?

    Yes, you can file a Michigan bicycle accident claim if hit by the side view mirrors of a passing car. Often times, these accidents cause serious injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and even death.

    In this situation, the injured bicyclist can file a claim against that driver for the injuries suffered in the accident.  If the vehicle cannot be identified, the injured bicyclist can often file an uninsured motorist’s claim under his or her own automobile insurance policy.

    In addition to a personal injury claim, the injured bicyclist can file a claim for Michigan No-Fault Insurance benefits. This claim can be filed even if the bicyclist did not own a vehicle or have car insurance.

    For more information after a being hit by side view mirrors of car while riding bike in Michigan, call our top rated Michigan bicycle accident lawyers now at (800) 606-1717. Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. award winning attorneys will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case. We will also represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we prove and win your case. Call today for your free consultation!

  • What are my rights if a car side-swiped my bike while riding on a Michigan street?

    If you or someone you know was side-swiped by car while riding bike in Michigan, and suffer injuries, you do have legal rights. First, the injured Michigan bicyclist can file a claim against the negligent driver for the injuries suffered in the side-swipe collision.  If the vehicle cannot be identified, the injured bicyclist can often file an uninsured motorist’s claim under his or her own automobile insurance policy.

    Second, the injured bicyclist can file a claim for Michigan No-Fault Insurance benefits. This claim can be filed even if the biker did not own a vehicle or have car insurance. No-fault benefits will cover any medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care, replacement services, and other benefits related to injuries suffered in the car side-swipe bicycle accident.

    If you or someone you know has suffered injuries in a Michigan bicycle accident due to a car side-swiping your bike while riding on the street, call the best Michigan lawyer for your case today at (800) 606-1717. Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. bicycle accident lawyers will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case. We will also represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we prove and win your case. Call today for your free consultation!

  • Can I file a lawsuit if I was injured by an open car door while I was riding on my bicycle in Michigan?

    Yes, a lawsuit can be filed if a bicyclist was injured by an open car door while riding bicycle in Michigan. The injuries that result from this type of accident are often serious, including traumatic brain injuries and even death.

    When a person opens a car door into the path of a moving bicyclist, the person exiting the car may be held liable for the injuries to the bicyclist.  It is well-known to all drivers and occupants of vehicles that it is necessary to first look around before opening a car door.  The failure to do that is negligence when a bicyclist is injured by the opening of the car door.

    Therefore, if the person who opened the car door is found negligent, a lawsuit may be able to be filed against that person for pain and suffering damages.  In addition to a personal injury claim, the injured Michigan bicyclist may be able to file a claim for Michigan no-fault benefits against the negligent person’s insurance company. Many times, the auto insurance company will pay substantial settlements for a bicyclist struck by an open car door.

    If you or someone you know has suffered serious injuries from an open car door while riding a bike in Michigan, call the best Michigan lawyer for your case today at (800) 606-1717. Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. bicycle accident attorneys will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case. Call today for your free consultation!

  • Is opening a car door that injures a bike rider a basis for filing a Michigan bicycle accident case?

    Yes, if a bike rider suffers injuries due to a person opening a car door into their path, there is basis for filing a Michigan bicycle accident case.

    In fact, the majority of times when a person opens a car door into the path of a moving bicyclist, the person exiting the vehicle is found liable for the injuries to the bicyclist.  It is well-known to all drivers and occupants of vehicles that it is necessary to first look around before opening a car door.  The failure to do that is negligence when a bicyclist is injured by the opening of the car door and does give basis for the injured victim to file a Michigan bicycle accident case.

    Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 if you suffer injuries from an open car door while riding your bike in Michigan. Under Michigan law, you do have the legal right to sue the negligent person exiting the vehicle. Our experienced Michigan bicycle accident attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. will discuss your case with you and determine whether or not you can file for Michigan No-Fault Insurance Benefits. We will represent you in your bicycle accident case under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees until we win or settle your case. Call today for your free consultation!

  • Who must pay my medical bills after a bicycle accident in Michigan?

    Under Michigan law, a bicyclist injured in a Michigan car accident is entitled to have all medical expenses paid under the no-fault insurance laws if the injuries arose from an accident with a motor vehicle. Typically, the insurance company or the Michigan Assigned Claims Facility will pay these bills. The injured biker can receive these benefits even if he or she did not own a car or have a no-fault insurance policy.

    The claim can be made against the insurance company for the negligent driver, an auto insurance policy issued to a family member in the same household of the injured biker, or through the Michigan Assigned Claims Facility if there was no other source of insurance. To have these medical expenses paid by a no-fault insurance company, it is important that the accident victim file an Application for No-Fault Benefits with the proper insurance company

  • What Michigan laws apply to bicyclists?

    Section 257.656(3) of the Michigan Vehicle Code (“MVC” — Public Act 300 of 1949) applies to Michigan bicyclists and states: “The regulations applicable to bicycles under sections 656 to 662 shall apply when a bicycle is operated upon a highway or upon a path set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles, subject to those exceptions stated in sections 656 to 662.”