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.