Riding a bike is great exercise, environmentally friendly and just plain fun. Unfortunately, when cyclists are involved in accidents with motor vehicles, the injuries are most often severe. If you have been injured by another’s negligence, we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Cyclists often crash and sustain severe injuries because of:
- Careless and negligent drivers
- Gravel, sand, or other debris in the road
- Road construction
- Defects such as potholes in pavement and sidewalks
- Tire, chain, rim and other defects in the bike itself
- Defects in protective gear
Severe injuries to cyclists include head trauma, spinal trauma, fractured and/or broken bones, disfigurement, paralysis and concussion. Many of these injuries require ongoing, complicated and expensive medical treatment. The cost of such treatment is often financially devastating for the cyclist and his or her family.
Our Livingston and Macomb County bike accident attorneys can obtain compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, diminished quality of life and more. We can make claims against the other vehicle’s driver, the driver’s insurance company and third parties whose negligence may have contributed to the accident. If the cyclist was killed, we can pursue a claim for wrongful death on behalf of the cyclist’s family.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a bicycle accident, contact Matecun, Thomas & Olson, PLC today. Your consultation is free and you won’t have to pay us a nickel unless we obtain compensation for your injuries.