July 18th, 2022
Many people enjoy cycling in Michigan, especially during the warmer months of the year. As most cyclists know, bicycling comes with a certain amount of risk. However, the risk of injury increases when riding on crowded city streets. When a bicyclist is struck by a car or another motor vehicle, the results for the cyclist are almost always catastrophic. Bicycle accident injuries are often severe. But as a cyclist, you can take steps to minimize the severity of your injuries, and protect your right to compensation from the driver who hit you. If you were hurt in a bicycle accident, contact the experienced bicycle accident lawyers at the Muth Law Firm, P.C. We have the expertise to evaluate your case and fight for the compensation you and your family deserve.
How to Avoid a Bicycle Accident
Here are some safety tips for bicyclists that can help avoid a collision and minimize the severity of your injuries if you are hit by a car.
- Wearing a helmet can prevent serious head injury.
- Be alert to your surroundings. Watch out for reckless and speeding motorists, as well as distracted drivers.
- Stay visible by wearing light- and bright-colored clothing. If you ride at night, make sure you have lights and reflectors.
- Abide by traffic laws. Stop at stop signs and traffic lights.
- Stay on the bike paths when possible.
- Avoid busy streets and intersections. Taking the side roads may be safer.
- Avoid distractions, such as using your smartphone to talk, text, or listen to music.
What To Do If You Were Hurt in a Bicycle Accident
If you were involved in a bicycle accident, even if you think your injuries were minor, you should take steps to protect yourself and your right to compensation for your injuries.
Call the Police
Even if the accident seemed minor, if you were hit by a car while riding a bike, you should call the police as soon as possible. This will ensure that a police report is filed and that information about the accident is documented. A police report could prove invaluable when submitting an insurance claim later on.
It is also important to gather as much information as possible. Be sure to get the vehicle license plate number as well as the driver’s address, phone number, and insurance information. You should also try to obtain the names of phone numbers of any witnesses to the accident. By gathering information, you can protect yourself and your right to compensation.
Seek Medical Treatment
After a bicycle accident, even a minor one, you should go to the doctor. Adrenaline released during a stressful situation can mask the pain and any physical injuries. When it comes to health, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Contact Experienced Bicycle Accident Lawyers
If you were hurt in a bicycle accident, contact the experienced bicycle accident lawyers at the Muth Law Firm, P.C. We have been helping families with personal injury cases for more than 35 years, and we have the experience, resources, and expertise to evaluate your case and fight for the compensation you and your family deserve.
We handle bicycle accident injury cases on a contingency fee, which means you won’t pay us an attorney fee until we recover money for you.
Muth Law Fights for People Injured in a Bicycle Accident
The personal injury attorneys at Muth Law have been fighting for the rights of injured people in Michigan for more than 35 years. When you hire our bicycle accident lawyers, we will collect the evidence necessary to present your case in a way that is most favorable to you. We will protect your rights, offer advice, and work to maximize your financial compensation.
To learn more, contact our bicycle accident lawyers at Muth Law today by calling 743-481-8800 anytime to schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your situation and how we can help. You can also email us at email@example.com or complete our online form.
Muth Law stands ready to help. We promise to listen, to be honest with you, and to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Categories: Bicycle Safety