Our bicycle accident attorneys recently filed a personal injury lawsuit for a bicyclist in a Taylor, Michigan accident.
Our 32-year-old client was riding his bicycle on a public sidewalk to go work out at his local gym. He was passing by a strip mall when suddenly and without warning, a large white corporate transportation van sped into his path and blocked the sidewalk. The bicyclist was unable to avoid hitting the van and crashed into the large side window, shattering the glass.
Our client suffered a fractured neck, significant facial injuries and scars, and neurological damage from the impact. He was rushed to a local hospital for emergency treatment for his injuries. The accident occurred on March 9, 2016 and our client is still unable to return to work and under the care of multiple physicians.
The lawsuit was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan. The suit alleges that the van driver was negligent for the following reasons:
- Operating a motor vehicle in a reckless manner in violation of the common law and MCL 257.626, MCL 257.527
- Failing to maintain a proper lookout and in otherwise negligently operating a motor vehicle upon the roadway, so as to cause a collision, injury and harm in violation of MCL 257.626; MCL 257.627 and appropriate amendments thereto;
- Failing to maintain proper observations of the conditions upon the highway and any other conditions then and there existing;
- Failing to observe that the bicyclist was traveling along the sidewalk on his bicycle and had the right of way;
- Failing to stop her motor vehicle and yield the right of way by exiting the parking lot and thereby striking the bicyclist, causing him to be thrown from his bicycle amounting to negligence per se.
- Negligently, carelessly and recklessly failing to yield the right of way to Matthew who had the right-of-way on the sidewalk;
- Negligent operation of a motor vehicle resulting in serious impairment and injury to Matthew in violation of the common law and MCL 257.60 Id.
The investigating officer from the Taylor Police Department issue the driver a ticket for failing to yield the right of way. An eyewitness gave a statement indicating that the van driver was not paying attention and abruptly entered into the sidewalk causing the accident.
The lawsuit seeks compensation for the pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, disability and permanent scarring and disfigurement of the Plaintiff. The no-fault insurance company for the bicyclist has paid all of his benefits, including lost wages, medical bills, attendant care services, replacement services, nurse case management, prescription, and other expenses. Our client is hoping to return to work and his normal life and is working hard to achieve that goal.
There has been no trial date set by the court.
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