Many cyclists look forward to early fall, when the humidity is low and the weather is still warm enough to ride comfortably. While cycling is a great way to get to work or enjoy the Michigan scenery, it can also be hazardous. Moreso, most cyclists don’t know where to turn if they are injured in an accident. Who is responsible for your medical bills? What about lost wages? An experienced cycling accident lawyer will explain your legal rights and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Here is a sampling of the many questions you may have.Do You Have a Case?
Last year, 23 people were killed and 1,233 were injured in 1,546 bicycle-related accidents throughout Michigan. Moreover, 1,202 of those who were injured or killed were cyclists. The majority of these cycling accidents (1,064) happened on local streets. And, approximately half of the cyclists who were injured or killed were not wearing helmets.
A number of factors determine whether an injured cyclist is covered by Michigan No-Fault insurance.
However, Michigan No-Fault law is extremely complex, and insurance companies often refute legitimate claims. Therefore, it’s best to contact a reputable cycling accident lawyer to make sure you receive the benefits you’re entitled to.
At least half of all cycling accidents happen when a cyclist collides with a car, SUV, or truck. In 2018, about one-third of these accidents were caused by cyclists or motorists who failed to yield.
Additional reasons cycling accidents occur include:
Here are some simple safety measures every cyclist can take:
Bike accident law is complicated, but finding the right Michigan bicycle lawyer is simple.
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