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Category: Bicycle Accidents

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Michigan Bicycle Laws in 2021

When the weather warms up, you may want to get out there and enjoy a leisurely bike ride, or perhaps you cycle for exercise. Before you go, take some time to brush up on Michigan bicycling laws. Bicyclists are expected to obey the same traffic laws as cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Likewise, if you break […]

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9 Safety Tips for Bike Riders to Avoid Accidents

Biking is a great way to stay fit, help the environment, and avoid getting stuck in traffic. However, cyclists need to protect themselves while they’re out on the road. Whether you’re an experienced bike commuter or you’re just starting out, you’ll want to keep a few tips in mind. That’s why Goodman Acker put together […]

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Does Bicycle Insurance Exist, and Should I Have It?

Car insurance is a necessary purchase for any person who drives a car. With a car insurance policy in place, you have a source of financial support in the event that you are injured in a car accident. You may not use a car as your main method of transportation. Instead, you may ride a […]

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Who is Liable for an Injured Bicyclist’s Benefits After an Accident Under Michigan’s New No-Fault Law?
Who is Liable for an Injured Bicyclist’s Benefits After an Accident Under Michigan’s New No-Fault Law?

Though Michigan’s new auto insurance law will affect all car drivers and their insurance policies starting July 1, it will also play a role in the lives of bicyclists who are injured in accidents. While bicycle accidents can occur between bikers or involve pedestrians, the reality is that many bicycle accidents involving negligence also involve […]

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Tips for Staying Safe When Riding Electric Bicycles and Scooters

In cities, it is common for residents to choose alternative transportation options over using a car. Whether for environmentally conscious reasons, cost effectiveness, or to avoid traffic, opting for a bike, bus, train, subway, or rideshare service is a popular choice for many. Within the past two years, people in cities across the United States […]

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How Can I Recover Damages for a Michigan Bike Accident?

The Rights of a Bicyclist in Michigan Most Michigan bike accidents are with other motor vehicles. This is because car and truck drivers are often unwilling to share the road with bicyclists, and may cause serious accidents out of negligence or frustration with bikers. While bicyclists do have roughly the same rights and responsibilities as […]

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Jury Awards $80K to Detroit Woman Injured by Uninsured Motorist

Detroit Woman Hurt by Uninsured Driver Wins $80,000 Claim Against Allstate On April 28, 2016, a Detroit woman was driving at the intersection of the Moross/Eastbound turnaround. She was hit by another driver while attempting to cross Moross, despite having the right of way and a green light to do so. The other driver (who […]

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$134K Verdict for Bicyclist Injured While in a Group Ride in Detroit

Detroit Bicyclist Falls into Unmarked Trench A Wayne County jury awarded $134,000 to our client who was injured while riding her bike due to negligence by a construction contractor. The defense originally offered $90,000 to our client for her injuries. Our bicycle accident attorneys rejected the offer and fought tirelessly in court for the money […]

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Goodman Acker Wins $1M Settlement for Bicyclist Hit by Truck in Macomb County

Associate Attorney Ronita Bahri Wins $1M Settlement for Injured Teen in Macomb County Goodman Acker associate attorney Ronita Bahri has recently secured a sizable settlement of $1 million for a minor who was injured while riding his bike in Macomb County. The 14-year old boy was riding his bike along the sidewalk when he was […]

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