Category: Bicycle Accidents

April 5, 2013

I recently came across this article in the Boston Globe all about bias against cyclists. The Boston Globe article started by questioning whether a grand jury recently failed to serve an indictment against a driver suspected of vehicular homicide in the death of 41-year-old rider Alexander Motsenigos last summer. According to the article: “Many accidents …

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March 14, 2013

There are more than 1,700 fatalities and 840,000 injuries yearly due to vehicle crashes off public highways. – NHTSA And until driverless cars make roads safer, it’s on us to make safety a priority. NHTSA Traffic Safety Campaign It’s so very tragic that traffic incidents are a leading cause of death and injury for kids …

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August 25, 2012

Roadway issues that can cause bike accidents, and how to establish your case I’ve been blogging about tips for Michigan injury attorneys handling bicycle accident cases. Today’s post is about understanding how dangerous roadways can affect your case. I previously wrote about the most common causes of bike accidents.  One of the common causes of …

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August 16, 2012

My blog today is based on two cases I am preparing for trial now involving bike enthusiasts. Hopefully these thoughts will prove helpful  for lawyers handling bicycle accident cases.  There are certain  common defenses that lawyers see in these types of unique lawsuits. I’ve recently been preparing for two focus groups for my cases.  The …

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August 2, 2012

Experienced lawyer reviews bicycle accident  scenarios and injuries I found a great article by an attorney named Shaana Rahman in Trial Magazine. Rahman made some interesting points for attorneys handling bicycle accident cases — that can also be helpful to bicycle enthusiasts themselves. Keep in mind, in 2009, 630 bicyclists were killed and 51,000 were …

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June 6, 2012

Potential cases and legal rights when a bicyclist gets hit by a car Now that the weather is warming up, we’re seeing a lot more bicyclists out there. On weekends, I’m one of them. But being an avid bicycle enthusiast has its challenges in Michigan. The biggest challenge is sharing the roads with cars whizzing …

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September 29, 2011

Attendant care attorney explains how catastrophically injured auto accident victims could have limited home nursing services, reduced quality of care Today I’m discussing how HB 4936 will reduce Michigan attendant care insurance benefits. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term “attendant care,” as an attendant care attorney for almost 20 years, I …

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September 20, 2011

Michigan bike accident lawyer stresses importance of helmet use to prevent TBI, and lists 11 bike safety tips Last week, one of our long-time receptionists, Lisa, was in a terrible bike accident. Lisa was riding her bicycle over a bridge on Commerce Trail in Commerce Township, when her back tire slipped on some water. She …

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August 29, 2011

Why lawyers should never take negligence for granted in bicycle accident cases I was sent an interesting article that appeared in the New York Times last week titled, “A new breed of lawyers focuses on bicyclists’ rights.” The article focuses on a select few bicycle accident lawyers who are fighting back against the perceived police …

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