Our Michigan bicycle accident lawyers represent victims who have been hit on bike by car in Michigan. Bicyclists who have been hit by car and suffer injuries do have legal rights even if the car that struck them was not insured. We can help you today.
Common Injuries From Being Hit By A Care While On Bike
Catastrophic injuries are frequent outcomes when a bicyclist is hit by a car or truck. Wrongful death is frequent in these accidents. Other common injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries, including quadriplegia and paraplegia
- Closed head injuries/traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones and Fractures
- Back injuries
- Neck injures
- Shoulder injuries
- Knee injuries
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Burn injuries
- Amputation injury
No-Fault Insurance Benefits for an Injured Bicyclist Hit By a Car in Michigan
Bicyclists hit by a car in Michigan can file a claim for Michigan no-fault insurance benefits. No-fault benefits include:
- Medical Bills -payment of medical expenses with no limit for your lifetime
- Lost Wages-payment of lost wages for up to three years after the accident for (85%) of your wages.
- Replacement Services-payment of $20.00 per day for assistance with household chores, like cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc.
- Attendant Care Services-payment for caring for you at home during your course of recovery for assistance with bathing, dressing, dispensing medications, supervision, etc.
- Transportation expenses-payment for transporting you to and from your medical appointments and therapy visits.
- Nurse Case Management Services-payment to a nurse case manager to assist you with scheduling doctor's appointments and coordinating your medical care.
Our legal staff will assist you in filing your claims and dealing with the insurance adjuster to make sure you are receiving your benefits.
Are All Injured Michigan Bicyclists Entitled to No-Fault Insurance Benefits?
Yes. Every person hit by a car while on a bicycle is entitled to no-fault insurance benefits, even if bicyclist did not own a motor vehicle or have an auto insurance policy. These benefits must be paid for you regardless of fault in the accident. You can get these benefits even if the police determined the accident was your own fault.
If the driver that hit you did not have auto insurance, but you owned your own automobile which had car insurance, or you were living with a relative had car insurance, you are able to make a claim for no-fault benefits through your automobile insurance company or your relative's automobile insurance company.If you did not have automobile insurance or you were not living with a relative who did not have automobile insurance, you are able to make a claim for no-fault benefits through the Michigan Assigned Claims Facility.
Our lawyers will determine exactly which insurance company is responsible for paying your benefits and will help you file the required forms and paperwork.
Can I Get a Pain & Suffering Settlement if I was Hit by Car While Riding a Bike?
A person injured in a Michigan bicycle accident may also be able to sue the negligent motorist. Settlements include payment for pain and suffering, scars and disfigurement, disability, and other claims for compensation caused by the accident. These cases often result in substantial settlement amounts.
If the bicyclist was killed due to the car accident, the family of the deceased victim can file a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit. These cases seek settlements for the pain and suffering of the decedent from the time of injury until death, loss of companionship, funeral expenses, and loss of economic support of a loved one.
Statute of Limitations For Michigan Bicycle Accidents
There are very strict time limitations in pursuing bike accident injury lawsuits. If you wait too long and miss a deadline, your case will be lost forever. If you or someone you care about was injured in a bicycle accident, you should contact our experienced Michigan bicycle accident attorneys immediately.
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Bicycle Accidents
We will represent you in your Michigan car 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 Our Michigan Bike Accident Lawyer
For more information regarding your rights after a Michigan Bicycle Accident, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our Michigan Bicycle Accident Attorneys about your case. We will listen to your story and then start working on your case immediately.