Ann Arbor Bicycle Accident Lawsuit Filed for Traumatic Brain Injury

The Ann Arbor bicycle accident lawyers recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a man who suffered serious and disabling injuries after being hit by a car. Injuries suffered in the crash include a traumatic brain injury, pain and suffering.

The lawsuit was filed in the Washtenaw County Circuit Court in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The bicycle accident lawsuit seeks damages of pain and suffering, disability, and loss of future earnings against the at-fault driver who hit our bicyclist client.

Our client was lawfully riding his bicycle on northbound East Huron River Drive in the bike lane, when he was struck by a driver who was distracted attempting to turn into a private drive.

Under Michigan law, failing to check to see if it is clear and safe to turn from a direct line on traffic is in violation of Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. §257.648. There are very strict time limitations in pursuing this type of claim. Therefore, if you are involved in a Michigan bicycle accident, we recommend that you contact our experienced Ann Arbor attorneys immediately.

To help prevent a car from hitting you while riding your bike on our Michigan roads, we recommend you know the following safety tips provided by the League of Michigan Bicyclists.  These tips include:

  1. Ride to the right and never against traffic.
  2. Ride your bike predictably, consistently and attentively.
  3. When stopping your bike for a rest or emergency, move completely off the road.
  4. When at an intersection make sure to make eye contact with drivers.
  5. Signal your turns by using the appropriate signals (i.e. signal left turn by extending left arm straight out to left, signal right turns with an upturned left arm, signal stopping or slowing by extending your left arm straight down with your palm
    facing rearward)

We will represent you in your bicycle accident in Ann Arbor case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. For more information about your rights after an Ann Arbor bicycle accident, call our top rated bike injury attorneys at (800) 606-1717.  We will discuss your case with you and start working on your claim immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case.

Ann Arbor Car Accident Lawyers Sponsor Brain Injury Association Conference

On September 27th and 28th, 2012 the Brain Injury Association of Michigan held its 32nd annual conference at the Lansing Conference Center in Lansing, Michigan.  The Ann Arbor personal injury lawyers of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is proud to announce their support for the Brain Injury Association through their sponsorship of the conference.  This is the fifth consecutive year Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. has been a sponsor of Brain Injury Association of Michigan conference.

The conference, held in conjunction with the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council, is the largest brain injury conference
in the nation.  The two day conference is an educational program that features experts in brain injury rehabilitation from Michigan as well as guest speakers from around the nation.

A traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. A traumatic brain injury can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.

According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a traumatic brain injury is an affliction that 1.4 million Americans sustain each year, 50,000 of which don’t survive. While TBI’s have differing levels of severity (ranging from mild to severe), they are usually acquired from a simple injury to the head and/or neck.

Falls are the leading cause accounting for 28% of traumatic brain injuries, while brain injuries from car accidents account for 20%. However, car accidents have a higher frequency when it comes to TBI hospitalizations, which studies have shown effect over 280,000 people each year. Other common causes of brain injuries include motorcycle accidents, sports-related accidents, and assaults.

Many of times an individual who suffers a brain injury as a result of an accident does have legal rights.  People injured in a Ann Arbor car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, bicycle accident, or pedestrian accident, can often have claims for personal injuries and can file Michigan no-fault insurance claims to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits.

“Every day we work with individuals who suffer a closed head injury or brain injury from a Ann Arbor car accident or some type of accident. We are a proud sponsor of the conference.  The Brain Injury Association of Michigan is the only statewide organization in Michigan dedicated to providing support, education, advocacy, research and prevention, and through our sponsorship Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is able to demonstrate our commitment and dedication to the organization’s mission,” says firm partner and attorney, Daniel Buckfire.

Buckfire & Buckfire attorney Daniel Buckfire is also a member of the Brian Injury Association of Michigan and the Brain Injury
Provider’s Council.

About Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.

Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is a Michigan personal injury law firm located in Southfield, Michigan.  Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., represents individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries and closed head injuries due to a car accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, sport-related accident, or any other type of personal injury accident.

To learn more about the brain injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. visit the law firm website a






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