Our bike riding accident attorneys in Michigan at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. have achieved excellent results for client injured in Michigan bike accidents. We represent all types of bike riding accident victim cases such as if you were crossing the street, or biking on a sidewalk. Often times bike accidents can result in devastating injuries such as traumatic brain injury, broken bones, severe disfigurement and even pain and suffering.
Although bicyclists only account for 2 percent of all traffic fatalities in the United States, it is still important that we try our best to prevent them from happening further. According to statistics, most bike accidents happen in urban areas where there is no intersection. In addition, 25 percent of those who are injured in a bike accident are children 16 years of age and under.
Sidewalk Safety to Avoid Michigan Bike Riding Accidents
According to the League of Michigan Bicyclists, cycling on sidewalks is very dangerous. Motorists are looking in the road; they are not looking for vehicles like bikes, which may be moving at nearly traffic speed on the sidewalk. They commonly don’t see you there, especially at driveways and intersections. If you must ride on a sidewalk the League of Michigan Bicyclist advises you to:
- Yield to pedestrians and walk bikes in crowded areas.
- Provide an audible approach warning by calling out “Passing on your left,” or by ringing your bell.
- Watch for inattentive motorists; don’t assume they see you.
- Whenever possible, ride with the direction of traffic (on the right side of the road).
FREE Michigan Car Accident Book
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a bike injury in Michigan, you can order our FREE book, "The Ultimate Michigan Car Accident Handbook" by Daniel L. Buckfire. This book explains your legal rights as a pedestrian or biker after being injured by a car. Discover how to know if you need a Michigan injury lawyer when dealing with the insurance company, how to get the best money settlement for your injuries, who must pay your medical bills, who must pay your lost wages, the secret deadlines that will destroy your case if you delay, and what to say to insurance adjustors - and what NOT to say. The book sells for $14.95 on Amazon but Daniel will send it to you for FREE.
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Bike Riding Accident Cases
We will represent you in your bike riding accident case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Bicycle Lawyer
For more information regarding your rights after a Michigan Bike Accident, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced lawyers about your case, or simply submit this contact form and we will get back to you quickly. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case. There are strict statutes of limitations for filing a lawsuit in Michigan for bike riding accident injuries. Call now so that your case is not barred forever due to time limitations.