Michigan Bicycle Accident Lawyer
When you need a Michigan bicycle accident lawyer, you need an attorney with the experience, skill, resources and proven results to fight for you and to protect you. That is exactly what you get with the attorneys at Michigan Auto Law. Our attorneys specialize in auto crash injury and wrongful death cases, which includes helping people like you who have been injured or who have lost a loved one to the negligence of an at-fault driver of a car or truck while riding a bike.
We have more than 50 years of experience recovering record-breaking car crash settlements and trial verdicts for our clients. In fact, our attorneys have recovered more million-dollar settlements and trial verdicts on behalf of our clients than any other attorney or law firm in the state.
This success means our attorneys can often settle injury cases faster and for significantly more money for the people we help. This is all done with a commitment of caring and communication and a reputation for the highest integrity within the legal profession. Our attorneys are also the most awarded car crash attorneys in the state.
In fact, our law firm has consistently been named by independent third parties as being among the “Best Lawyers” and “Best Law Firms” in not just in the state, but throughout the entire U.S. We also have more attorneys ranked as “Super Lawyers” than any other personal injury law firm in the state, including two attorneys ranked among the top 50 attorneys in the state, in a review of over 60,000 attorneys of all areas of practice.
While we appreciate the recognition, legal honors, and awards, what we are most proud of is what our attorneys do to earn them. We work harder to help our clients and their families get through what is likely one of the most difficult, emotional and stressful experiences in their lives, and we do it with caring, compassion and communication. These honors and legal awards simply reflect the hard work and caring that we put into helping each one of our clients make the best legal recovery possible after they were hurt in a crash.
Our mission is simple: We aim to be the very best Michigan bicycle accident lawyers every single year. That means not just recovering the highest settlements and trial verdicts for our clients who were riding a bike and injured by the negligence of an at-fault driver of a car or truck. It means treating every person we help with dignity, respect, compassion and caring. It means working incredibly hard and marshaling all our experience, skill and dedication and grit to get our clients the best possible results.
Let us be your Michigan bicycle accident lawyer. We are here to help.
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The team here is wonderful! From the very beginning of my case till the very end. Nothing but helpful, making sure I understood the process and what was happening. Extremely accommodating to my needs and questions. Going above and beyond to see that I had the information I needed. I would and have recommended them since starting my case with them! Thanks again to Kevin and his team of wonderful people in this office.
How Our Michigan Bicycle Accident Lawyers Can Help You
Our Michigan bicycle accident lawyers specialize in helping people who were riding a bike and have been injured by the negligence of an at-fault driver of a car or truck. We help people from all over the state and our proven results are better than any other personal injury attorney or law firm in the state.
We make sure you understand 100% of your legal rights after a collision. Our Michigan bicycle accident lawyers are here to assist and help you with all aspects of your claim, including:
- Ensuring that you are receiving all of the No-Fault insurance benefits you are entitled to
- Investigating and verifying all of the insurance and coverage that may be involved in your case
- Getting you the best possible settlement as quickly as possible, which includes future economic loss and pain and suffering compensation that you are entitled to under the law
Why Do I Need A Michigan Bicycle Accident Lawyer?
If you are riding a bike and injured by the negligence of an at-fault driver of a car or truck in the state, you will need a Michigan bicycle accident lawyer to help you. An experienced attorney can protect your legal rights to get your medical bills paid for and to be reimbursed for lost wages under our state’s auto No-Fault insurance law. Our state’s auto No-Fault insurance law is complex and can present many traps for the unwary. That’s why having a skilled and experienced attorney from our law firm is so important.
Take for example giving “notice” to the insurance company after an injury. If you do not file your “written notice of injury” with the proper auto insurance company and if you do not do so on time, then you may end up forfeiting all of your No-Fault PIP benefits forever under our strict one-year statute of limitations. The same holds true for expensive medical bills and lost wages: If your claim for payment is not submitted within one year of the date that they were incurred, then your claim will not be paid by the auto insurance company. Also, if you were riding a bike and injured by a hit-and-run driver or an uninsured driver, then there may be “notice” requirements in your own “uninsured motorist” policy. Failure to comply could result in your being denied and/or disqualified from “uninsured motorist” coverage and, thus, losing the ability to recover compensation for your injuries and losses, leaving you with nothing – or worse yet, leaving you with lots of expensive medical bills to pay out of pocket and no insurance to pay for needed medical care and treatment in your future.
Traps for the unwary also exist when it comes to the claims adjuster from the auto insurance company that is handling your claim for No-Fault benefits. Did you know that the Supreme Court in this state has ruled that your own claims adjuster does not have to advise you of the benefits that you are legally entitled to? They can also ask you to sign a release right after your crash. This is something you should never do without having talked with your Michigan bicycle accident lawyer first. Sadly, this tactic lately includes auto insurance companies and claims adjusters who try to trick victims who are already under financial pressure into “settling” their injury claims for much less than they are worth and forfeiting all of their future legal rights to No-Fault benefits and pain and suffering compensation.
An experienced Michigan bicycle accident lawyer from our firm can and will help and protect you if you were riding a bike and injured by the negligence of an at-fault driver of a car or truck. We will make sure you receive all of the No-Fault benefits you are entitled to from the auto insurance company and all of the pain and suffering compensation you are entitled to from the insurance company of the negligent driver who caused your injuries.
That is why it is so important to call and have a free consultation with an experienced Michigan bicycle accident lawyer immediately if you were riding a bike and hit by a car or truck and injured.
What you need in a Michigan bicycle accident lawyer is an attorney who continues to break records for the top settlements for crashes in the state. That is what you will get with an attorney from our law firm. We have recovered the top jury verdict in multiple counties for an auto crash injury and truck crash injury cases. Here are just a few examples of our recent settlements:
- $34.5 Million – Attorney Steven Gursten secured the largest-reported car/truck settlement in the U.S. This is the largest ever car/truck injury settlement by an attorney in the state.
- $14.3 Million – Our attorneys won this car accident verdict in Clinton County in a case involving a traumatic brain injury, extensive economic damages and loss of consortium. The defense’s final pre-trial settlement offer was $25,000.
- $13.5 Million – Attorneys settled a case for a victim in a car/truck crash who suffered major burn injuries.
- $10.5 Million – Attorney Steven Gursten obtained this truck accident recovery for a woman who was seriously injured when a truck crashed into her vehicle.
- $9 Million – Attorney Steven Gursten obtained this recovery for a man who lost both of his legs in a rear-end car/truck collision. This was the largest pain and suffering only settlement in the state of the preceding decade.
- $7 Million – The parents of a young man who was killed by a speeding driver sued for his pain and suffering before he passed. This was the top reported settlement in the state that year. Notably, our attorneys were also able to recover an additional $4 million dollars in contribution over the insurance policy limits for the family.
- $6.2 million – Details about parties, injuries and insurers are confidential for this settlement.
- $5.65 Million – A jury awarded this amount to our client who had suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of being run over in a crash. This was the largest reported crash verdict in Macomb County and in the state for the year.
- $5.1 Million – This wrongful death settlement in a rear-end collision case was the largest reported wrongful death settlement in Washtenaw County and the largest reported motor vehicle wrongful death settlement in the state for an individual killed in a crash in 2018.
- $520,000 – Our attorneys successfully obtained the largest pain and suffering only verdict everin Ottawa County in 2018 and the largest reported crash verdict on the west side of the state in 2018.
There is a reason why our law firm and our Michigan bicycle accident lawyers receive more referrals from attorneys for crashes than any other law firm in the state. We continue to win cases for our clients and their families, over and over again, helping make a difficult time easier with compassion and caring. Read more about the settlements our attorneys get for our clients: Settlements and Verdicts.
Resources from our Michigan bicycle accident lawyers
If you were riding a bike and were injured by the negligence of an at-fault driver of a car or truck, you probably have a list of questions for your Michigan bicycle accident lawyer. Below our attorneys have provided helpful resources, followed by answers to the questions that they are most frequently asked.
Our Michigan bicycle accident lawyers discuss the No-Fault benefits and pain and suffering compensation available
What auto insurance company is going to pay for a person’s No-Fault benefits who was riding a bike after being hit by a car or truck?
The law requires drivers to pass bicyclists at a “safe distance.” Find out how much space drivers must give bicyclists when passing.
Find out what drivers and people traveling by bike can do to prevent crashes and injuries
Read about our state’s auto laws and consider how they relate to your possible case
Our attorneys explain how medical treatment can dramatically impact your recovery and your lawsuit
Michigan Bicycle Accident Lawyer FAQs
What else do you need to know if you are considering hiring a Michigan bicycle accident lawyer? If you or a loved one was riding a bike and injured by the negligence of an at-fault driver of a car or truck, you may be entitled to important benefits, pain and suffering compensation and other economic damages. But it is important to remember that you are more likely to recover the full value of your claim if you hire the right legal team to protect you and to protect your legal rights. Read our attorney FAQs below or call to speak to an experienced attorney from our law firm for free with no obligation now.
We know that one of your first questions after being hit and injured by a vehicle while you were riding a bike may be: How much does a Michigan bicycle accident lawyer cost me? You are not alone in wondering. Many people imagine that hiring an attorney is expensive. Not so! At our law firm, we will never ask you to pay any fees unless and until we win your case. You do not pay anything up front or out-of-pocket. Our attorneys are paid at the end of the case and only if a recovery is made for you first. This is called a contingency fee, which means we only get paid if you get paid. And you always get our 100% client satisfaction guarantee.
Don’t take our word for it. The insurance industry’s own data shows that a person who is represented by an experienced attorney recovers significantly more than a person who is not. Also, at our law firm, you do not pay unless we win. A Michigan bicycle accident lawyer from our law firm will handle all aspects of your injury case so you can focus on recovering and trying to put your life back together. We are always here to answer any questions about the case, the process, the law, the insurance company, the adjuster, the judge or anything else. We are here for you.
You can change your Michigan bicycle accident lawyer at any time and for any reason. If your attorney is not representing you in the way you expect, then you can and should make a change. Our Proven Attorney Transition Plan makes it easy and quick to get an experienced attorney from our firm who will be there and fight for you. It starts with a free consultation with an attorney from our law firm. Next, you sign up to have our attorneys represent you. That same day, we order your file from your previous attorney and we immediately get to work putting your case back on track so that you receive the No-Fault benefits, pain and suffering compensation and other economic damages that you are entitled to under the law.
Each case is unique, so it is a difficult question to answer. But in general there are several factors that can help answer how long it will take to obtain a settlement in your case. These factors include: your injuries and prognosis; current and future medical needs; whether you are partially or fully disabled from working; whether your injuries have resulted in an impairment that affects your ability to lead your normal life; whether your injuries will necessitate “excess” coverage for medical bills and lost wages; the experience, track record and reputation of your attorney (attorneys known for going to trial can settle cases for more money and often much faster); the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company, adjuster, defense attorney and liability limits.
Get Help From A Michigan Bicycle Accident Lawyer Now
To speak with a Michigan bicycle accident lawyer now, call now or fill out our contact form for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. There is absolutely no cost or obligation. We are here for you – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our law firm consistently wins record-breaking verdicts and settlements in the state on behalf of victims like you. Even more important than our record settlements in the state is how our attorneys treat the people we help. To see what our own clients – victims whom we have helped – have to say about the caring, compassion, and communication they received from us, you can read in their own words about their experience here on our testimonials page. You can also read about our 100% client satisfaction guarantee.