Bicycle Accident Injury Claim Attorneys
As a bicyclist, you are at risk of accidents potentially caused by careless and inattentive drivers. Many motorists fail to pay attention to other vehicles on the road. Given that bicyclists lack the protection that an automobile provides, the injuries they may suffer tend to be serious and life-threatening.
At Bredell & Bredell, our bicycle accident lawyers will aggressively seek the medical care and financial compensation you need to recover from your injury. We will work hard to examine the cause of the accident, whether the driver failed to yield or it was a hit-and-run. We will use a network of investigators and experts to build a case against the negligent driver and to fully detail the extent of your injuries and lifetime cost of your medical care. Contact a lawyer at Bredell & Bredell at our offices in Ypsilanti, Michigan, if you are injured in a bike accident.
Risks Of Bike Accidents
One of the first things people learn when getting their driver’s licenses is the necessity to yield to bicyclists. Often, drivers seem to have forgotten this simple lesson. Instead of sharing the road, drivers view bike riders and pedestrians as obstacles in their way. Unfortunately, in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, the pedestrian or bicyclist, without the protection of a car body, bears the brunt of the accident.
Although a bicyclist deserves to have drivers treat them with respect on the road, that is not commonly the case. As a result, there are many common types of accidents that bicyclists experience, such as when a car turns into a bicyclist at an intersection or when two lanes merge into one. One of the most common forms is dooring, when a driver of a vehicle opens their door in front of a bicyclist, often causing them to flip over their handle bars. While the vehicle was not in motion, dooring can cause serious injuries to bicyclists.
If you are involved in a bicycle accident with a car or truck, you are likely entitled to no-fault benefits. This is true even if you do not personally have a no-fault insurance policy. The appropriate insurance company as determined by law and by the facts of the accident must compensate you for your economic expenses, regardless of who was at fault. We may help you file a claim against the negligent driver to recover noneconomic losses and excess wage loss.
You have rights and options for recovering compensation after a bicycle or pedestrian accident. Contact Bredell & Bredell online today or call our attorneys at 734-482-5000 to schedule your free initial consultation. We represent people throughout Michigan.