Michigan Bicycle Accident Attorney
I was in a Michigan bicycle accident, what benefits are I entitled to?
A bicycle accident can be a catastrophic situation. With no protection, the victim is helpless during impact and the injuries can be severe.
There are a number of rights and benefits for Michigan bicycle accident victims if a motor vehicle, such as a car or truck, are involved. These benefits are called Michigan No-Fault benefits.
Michigan No-Fault benefits are available to Michigan bicycle accident victims involving a motor vehicle, such as a car or truck. Even if you don’t own a car, as long as the bicycle had proper insurance, you are entitled to Michigan no-fault benefits.
Typically, in a bicycle accident the payment of Michigan No-Fault benefits comes from your own auto insurance company. However, if is important to get the other person’s auto insurance information at the accident scene. You should also report any injuries to the police and medical personnel at the accident scene.
Michigan no-fault benefits are extensive, and include the payment of all hospital and doctor’s bills, rehabilitation and physical therapy, payment for prescription drugs and medical mileage. Michigan no-fault benefits also include wage loss for up to three years from the accident date and payment to the people helping you with basic tasks such as completing household chores or more personal attendant care.
In addition, if the accident was the fault of another person, you can make a claim for pain and suffering damages. This is a called a third-party claim. Compensation for pain and suffering typically comes from the at-fault driver’s insurance company.
What Should I Do?
There are time limits in bringing a Michigan bicycle accident claim for no-fault benefits or pain and suffering. This is called the statute of limitations so it is important to contact a lawyer and protect your legal rights.
The Law Offices of Lee Steinberg are Michigan bicycle accident experts. We have represented bicycle accident victims for over 40 years. It is our goal to answer any questions you have and fight for all the benefits and compensation you are entitled to under the law.
Please call Lee Free and Michigan bicycle accident attorneys at 1-800-LEE-FREE (1-800-533-3733) or fill out the Free Case Evaluation Form so we can answer any questions you may have about the Michigan No-Fault Law and Michigan bicycle accidents.
We are the Michigan bicycle accident experts. You pay nothing until we settle your Michigan bicycle accident case. Let us help you.
Ask Lee Free
Q: I was hit by a car while cycling. What are the first two things I should do?
A: Wait for the police to arrive and file a report. You may not be aware of the full extent of your injuries until hours after the actual accident; therefore, you should go to the hospital or contact a doctor. Make sure you take photos of the damage for your records.