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Bicycle Safety – What You Need to Know

Bicyclists have the right-of-way on any road, but unfortunately, bicycle accidents happen all too often. In fact, nearly 1,800 bicycle accidents were reported in Michigan in 2016 alone. Bicyclists are at high risk of injuries or death because they lack the necessary protection that passenger vehicles offer. They do not have seat belts, air bags, or extra padding. In an accident, bicyclists could suffer serious injuries.

These include:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Road rash
  • Lacerations
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal hemorrhaging

After a bicycle accident, you could face years of medical treatment, therapy, and medication. That is why it is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who can fight for justice against negligent or reckless drivers. Our firm has extensive experience representing clients injured in bicycle and car accidents, and we will guide you through the process as you seek financial relief.

As a bicyclist, there are several steps you can take to increase your safety. You should:

  1. Wear bright colored clothing and reflective vests
  2. Stay in well-lit areas
  3. Make eye contact with nearby drivers before crossing an intersection
  4. Wear a properly sized helmet and protective gear
  5. Obey all traffic laws and exercise caution on the road

If you have been injured by someone else, you have the right to pursue compensation in a personal injury claim. Depending on the situation, you may be entitled to a settlement for lost wages, disability, medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other damages.

Diana Lewis for Goodman Acker: Michigan Bicycle Accident Safety

Goodman Acker, P.C. Provides Diligent Representation to Injured Bicyclists

At Goodman Acker P.C., we care about meeting our clients’ legal needs. If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycle accident, our firm will provide aggressive representation on your behalf. We believe negligent or reckless individuals must be held responsible. From start to finish, our Detroit bicycle accident attorneys will answer your questions and help you pursue the highest amount of compensation available.

Ready to get started? Contact our firm today to receive a free initial consultation.