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Getting justice after a bicycle accident injures you isn’t easy. But a Detroit bicycle crash attorney knows how to get you the compensation you need for your recovery.
Choosing two-wheeled transport over a motor vehicle is a great way to get some exercise, help the environment, save a little money, and have fun. Whatever your reasons for biking, you no doubt enjoy some of the benefits.
However, traveling by bike presents some inherent dangers. And bicycle accidents are on the rise in Michigan. A bicycle accident can be catastrophic to your health, finances, and emotional wellbeing.
If you’ve been in a bike accident caused by a negligent driver, you may not know how to go about getting justice. Turn to a skilled Detroit bicycle accident lawyer with David Christensen Law. We know how to fight for the full and fair settlement you deserve.
When you contact a Detroit bike accident attorney, the first thing you will do is review all the details of your case in order to determine fault. This may involve going over eyewitness accounts, police reports, traffic videos, and other types of evidence.
Bicyclists are accustomed to sharing the road with motor vehicles. However, motorists do not always extend caution and courtesy to bicyclists. A motorist or third party could have engaged in a number of dangerous behaviors that led to your bicycle crash. These include the following:
Unsafe road conditions may also have contributed to your bicycle accident. Roads are in large part designed for cars, so some blemishes in the road that wouldn’t harm four-wheeled vehicles might cause your bike to crash.
State and local authorities are obligated to make sure roads are clear and safe to travel. If these agencies fail to do so and that results in your bike crash injuries, you might be able to name the responsible agency in your claim.
If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver in a bicycle accident, you are entitled to receive benefits through the driver’s no-fault insurance claim. All motorists in Michigan are required to carry no-fault insurance. Through no-fault insurance, you receive certain benefits:
Separate from a no-fault insurance claim, if a driver’s negligence caused your bicycle accident, you are also eligible to make a personal injury claim for additional compensation.
Michigan follows the doctrine of comparative negligence. This means your settlement amount will reduce by whichever amount you are found to have contributed to your accident—up to 50 percent.
Having a legal ally who is accustomed to bicycle accident cases and will stand up for your rights is important if you want to receive the largest possible settlement.
Although you may be entitled to benefits from the insurance company, the insurer may seek to deprive you of your compensation. The insurer may offer an initial lowball settlement, make it increasingly hard to get your monthly benefits, or simply stop making benefit payments altogether.
But a Detroit bicycle collision attorney has no problem standing up to the insurance company’s unfair practices.
After a bicycle accident, it pays to have an experienced attorney on your side. A Detroit bicycle accident lawyer with David Christensen Law can sort through the legal details while you focus on recovering. To get the compensation you deserve, call 248-206-2500 or fill out our online contact form below.