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Wayne County Bicycle Accident Attorney

With the notorious Wayne County traffic, bicycles are a common transportation choice. Bicycles prove an environmentally friendly and health-conscious way to get around. However, riders are not protected by the walls of a vehicle which can make accidents catastrophic.

Unfortunately, one in four bicycle accidents in Michigan occurs in Wayne County. Oakland County, the next highest on the list, sees roughly half that number.

At Sommers Schwartz, our personal injury attorneys have a strong reputation for aggressively winning compensation for our clients. Whether we investigate the accident, negotiate with the insurance company, or litigate before a judge and jury, we have the knowledge and expertise to resolve your case successfully. 

Causes of Bike Accidents

Motorists often mistakenly assume cyclists must yield to them. In reality, cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as other drivers.

A bicycle accident can happen for several reasons, including:

  • A driver does not see a cyclist as they are merging into traffic.
  • A motorist opens their door into a passing bicyclist.
  • A driver hits a cyclist as they pass a car parked in the bike lane.
  • A motorist runs a red light or stop sign.

Recovering Compensation for a Wayne County Bike Accident

If you have been hurt in a cycling accident, you likely sustained serious injuries. Many cyclists spend days or weeks in the hospital. Once released, they face follow-up appointments, lengthy courses of physical therapy, and many need surgery. These medical expenses quickly add up to tens of thousands of dollars, not to mention lost earnings throughout the recovery process. In total, a bike accident can be extremely expensive.

At Sommers Schwartz, we do not think victims should be left on the hook for their injury costs. We diligently represent bike accident victims in their fight for fair compensation. A personal injury lawsuit can help you recover:

  • Past and future medical expenses.
  • Lost wages.
  • Decrease in earning capacity due to ongoing injuries or lifelong disability.
  • Pain and suffering.
  • Emotional anguish.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Disability or disfigurement.

Our attorneys have extensive experience developing compelling bike accident claims. We work tirelessly to ensure you receive the full compensation for your injuries. 

What If You Were Not Wearing a Helmet?

Some of the most serious bicycle accidents involve head injuries. Of course, helmets significantly mitigate this risk, which raises the question; what if you were not wearing a helmet? Can you still file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver?

The answer is yes. Nothing in Michigan law prevents a rider from suing a negligent driver, even if the rider was not wearing a helmet. However, your failure to wear a helmet will likely impact any settlement offer you receive. If you suffered a head injury, the defense will argue that your injuries would have been less severe had you taken proper precautions.

We can help you work with a difficult insurance company and push past their unwillingness to extend a fair offer. We believe you deserve full compensation and will represent you accordingly. 

Contact the Wayne County Bicycle Accident Lawyers at Sommers Schwartz

If you or a loved one was recently involved in a bike accident, contact Sommers Schwartz for immediate assistance. Over the past 45 years, we have helped thousands of clients recover meaningful compensation for their injuries. Our attorneys are both skilled negotiators and aggressive litigators. No matter how the insurance company responds to your claim, we are prepared to advocate on your behalf. To learn more and schedule a free consultation, give us a call at 800-783-0989 today.

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