The Michigan bicycle lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. have achieved excellent results for client injured in Michigan bicycle accidents. Bicyclists who are injured in Michigan car accidents have legal rights even if the car that struck them was not insured. Often times bicycle accidents cause catastrophic injuries which can include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, neck injuries, shoulder injuries, back injuries, scarring and disfigurement, burn injuries, and even amputations.
Although bicycle related accidents are decreasing it is still a problem. Bicycle accidents are 100 percent preventable if both parties involved are paying attention to the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2010 there were 618 bicycle accidents in the United States, compared to 628 fatalities in 2009. In addition, statistics show that most bicycle accidents happen in urban areas with non-intersections, between the hours of 4p.m. and 8p.m.
Common Causes of Michigan Bicycle Accidents
According to the League of Michigan Bicyclists, these are common causes of Michigan bicycle accidents. These causes include:
- Cycling against the direction of traffic
- Failure to yield when required
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Cycling at night without required lighting
- Riding into a street at mid-block
- Failure to yield to a cyclist when required
- Unsafely passing a cyclist
- Right or left turn immediately in front of a cyclist
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Opening driver-side door into a cyclist’s path
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Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Bicycle Accident Cases
We will represent you in your bicycle 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 Injury Attorney
In the event that a bicyclist is injured in a Michigan car accident, it is essential that an experienced bicycle lawyer be contacted as soon as possible after the accident. This will insure the matter is properly investigated and the required notice be sent to the governing agency to preserve the claim.
For more information regarding your rights after a bicycle accident, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan bicycle lawyers, or simply submit this contact form and we will get back to you quickly. The Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. bicycle lawyers have obtained significant settlements for their injured clients, and they can do the same for you.