Our Michigan child injury attorneys are reporting bicycle injury facts found by safekids.org. According to safekids.org:
- Since 1999 an average of 127 children (ages 14 and under) were killed as cyclists each year.
- In 2009, 229,811 children were treated in emergency departments for cycle-related injuries.
- More children ages 5-14 are seen in emergency departments for injuries related to biking than any other sport.
- Apart from automobiles, bicycles are tied to more childhood injuries than any other consumer product.
- In 2009, 91% of bicyclists (of all ages) killed were not wearing a helmet.
2009 National Injuries by product, ages 0-14
- Bicycle & Accessories: 59.59%
- Skateboards: 16.59%
- Scooters (non-motorized): 11.94%
- Skates: 9.88%
- In-line Skates: 2.01%
Helmet Statistics And Injury Prevention Facts
Helmet use is the single most effective way to reduce bicycle related fatalities. Universal bike helmet use among children (ages 14 and under) would prevent an estimated 212-294 deaths and 382,000-529,000 injuries per year. In addition, universal use of helmets by children ages 4-15 could prevent between 39,000-45,000 head injuries and 18,000-55,000 scalp and face injuries per year.
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Child bicycle injury Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for Michigan child injury cases varies from case to case. In Michigan, a lawsuit must be filed by the child's 19th birthday before the case is lost. This allows the child to make his/her own decisions after becoming a legal adult to file a lawsuit. If the case involves injuries to a younger child, it is usually not a good idea to wait that long to file a lawsuit due to the difficulty of finding witnesses and other evidence that is necessary to prove and win your case. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible even if you are only considering filing a lawsuit so that the claims are not later destroyed due to a missed deadline.
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Child bicycle injury Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan child injury case under our Michigan bicycle injury 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 Leading Michigan bicycle injury Lawyer
Parents of children injured in a bicycle accident should contact the Michigan Child Injury Lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form to speak with one of our experienced bicycle accident lawyers.