Bicycle Accidents in Ann Arbor

Bike riding in Ann Arbor is part of everyday life for many residents of the city.  Whether you are student riding your bicycle to class or work, a parent on a recreational ride with you children, or a member of a bicycle touring group, the city provides great opportunities for exercise and outdoor activity.  The City of Ann Arbor was designated a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly City by the League of American Bicyclists since 2005 and has over 70 miles of designated bicycle lanes, making it one of the top cities to ride your bike in all of Michigan.

Unfortunately, many motorists ignore the rights of bicyclists or are too distracted to see bicyclists riding in designated lanes or lawfully on the streets of Ann Arbor.  This often leads to bicycle accidents that result in serious injuries or even death.  In 2014, there were almost 900 bicycle accidents caused by negligent motorists in Michigan.  A substantial number of those occurred in Ann Arbor due to cars, trucks, and busses hitting bicyclists who were riding their bikes either in bicycle lanes or on streets and highways.

Common Ann Arbor Bicycle Accident Questions

If you were injured in a bicycle accident, you probably have several questions and concerns, including:

  • Do I get Michigan no-fault insurance benefits if I was not in a car?
  • Can I receive no-fault benefits if I did not own a car or if I did not have car insurance?
  • Who is responsible for paying my hospital bills and medical expenses?
  • How do I recover my lost wages from time missed from work?
  • Can I receive a settlement for my pain and suffering and other injuries?
  • What is a fair settlement amount for my personal injury claim?
  • Who is the best lawyer to represent me for my Ann Arbor bicycle accident case?
  • How much does it cost to hire a lawyer to represent me?

In general, you are entitled to receive Michigan no-fault insurance benefits under every scenario if you were hit by a car while riding a bike, even if you did not own a vehicle or have an auto insurance policy.  These benefits provide you with unlimited lifetime medical payments, lost wage benefits, household service payments, and attendant care benefits.  We will help you determine which insurance company is responsible for paying those benefits and will assist you in preparing all of the necessary paperwork to file your claims.

You may also be entitled to a substantial settlement for your injuries.  We help our clients receive the maximum possible compensation for their injuries, which includes settlements for your pain and suffering, disability, and scars or disfigurements that resulted from the accident.  In cases involving a fatal bicycle accident, we file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the surviving family members.

When you call Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., you will speak with directly with an experienced attorney who is friendly and eager to answer all of these questions for you.  You may even have more questions and concerns and we will spend however long it takes to make sure you have a full and complete understanding of your rights.  We will also explain how we can help you.

Contact Our Ann Arbor Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Want to know the settlement value of your Ann Arbor bike accident case?    Tell us your story and we will evaluate your case.

  • Toll-Free Phone                               (800) 606-1717
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You can also contact us initially through our website Free Case Review Box. If you prefer that type of contact initially, we will review your case and get back to you quickly with our initial opinions. Our goal is to learn as much as possible about your case and then provide you with your best legal options.

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