Our Michigan bicycle accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. have achieved excellent results for bicyclists injured in Michigan bike accidents. These bicycle accidents occur on streets, roadway shoulders, parking lots, and even on sidewalks. Many of our clients are competitive bicyclists, while others are out for a leisurely bike ride with their family or just to get some exercise on a warm summer night. The injuries from a bicycle accident are often serious, including traumatic brain injuries and even death.
What is a Sideswipe Accident?
One common cause that for bicycle accidents is known as the side-swipe accident. This occurs when a vehicle is either pulling a trailer behind it or has an over-sized rear view mirror on the vehicle door. Both of these situations extend the width of the vehicle and it extends too far into the safe riding area of a bicyclist.
An unsuspecting bicyclist riding properly near the road shoulder or even in a designated bike lane can be knocked off the bike at a high rate of speed and thrown to the pavement. Quite often, the automobile will keep on driving and not even realize the devastating event that just occurred or the seriousness of the injuries caused by the event.
If the bicyclist or someone else, like another motorist or bicyclist, is able to flag down the automobile that caused the accident or obtain identifying information for that vehicle, the injured bicyclist can file a claim against that driver for the injuries suffered in the accident. If the vehicle cannot be identified, the injured bicyclist can often file an uninsured motorists claim under his or her own automobile insurance policy. In every situation, the injured bicyclist can file a claim for Michigan No-Fault Insurance benefits even if the biker did not own a vehicle or have car insurance.
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Who is the best Michigan Sideswipe Bicycle Accident Lawyer?
The bicycle accident attorneys at Buckfire Law understand issues relating to bicycle accidents. This allows us to get the best settlements for our clients. It is important to have an attorney not afraid to fight for you when you have been injured in any bicycle accident.
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Contact a Michigan Sideswipe Bicycle Accident Lawyer
For more information regarding your rights after a Michigan bicycle 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.