Michigan Bicycle Accident Attorneys
A bicycle accident involving a car or truck can be a catastrophic situation. With no protection, the victim is helpless during impact and the injuries can often lead to broken bones, back pain, neck pain, closed head injury, internal bleeding or death.
The statistics back this up. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 630 bicyclist deaths in 2009, representing over 2% of all traffic fatalities during the year. There were over 51,000 bicyclists injured in traffic accidents. What’s even more unfortunate is bicycle injuries affect children and young people more than any other age group.
The affects of a bicycle accident can devastate a family. The hospital and doctor bills are staggering, wages are lost, and the long road to recovery can include many months of physical therapy and rehabilitation. Fortunately, the Michigan no-fault law provides a huge array of benefits for Michigan bicycle accident victims and their families.
There are a number of rights and benefits for bicyclists injured in a Michigan car wreck or truck accident. The benefits include no-fault benefits from a car insurance company. Michigan no-fault benefits are available to bike accident victims even if they don’t own a car or have auto insurance of their own.
Michigan no-fault benefits are extensive, and include the payment of all hospital and doctor’s bills, rehabilitation and physical therapy, payment of prescription drugs and medical mileage. Michigan no-fault benefits also include wage loss for up to three years from the accident date as well as payment to the people helping the injured victim with basic tasks such as completing household chores or more personal attendant care.
Additionally, if the Michigan car accident or truck accident was the fault of the other person, an injured bicyclist can make a claim for pain and suffering damages. This is called a third-party claim and is the standard negligence case against the at-fault driver for causing the accident.
Michigan bicycle accidents is a special type of case that demands the attention of specialized legal professionals who understand the various ways auto insurance companies seek to deny benefits to bicycle accident victims. If you or a loved one has been involved in a bicycle accident, it is essential you contact a Michigan bicycle accident lawyer to make sure you receive the benefits and compensation you are entitled to.
The Law Offices of Lee B. Steinberg, P.C. has been helping Michigan bicycle accident victims for 40 years throughout the state of Michigan.
Please contact our office at 1-800-LEE-FREE (1-800-533-3733) so we can answer any questions you may have about the Michigan no-fault law and Michigan bicycle accidents.