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Michigan Bike Accident Law Firm

by / Thursday, 03 July 2014 / Published in Personal Injury
Biker riding bike on rough terrain

Seeing as how it’s finally summer, and more and more Michiganders are hitting the roads on their road bikes, BMX bikes, mountain bikes, and beach cruisers, Goodwin & Scieszka thought it would be pertinent to write about bike laws in Michigan.

Did you know that bikes are entitled to ride in the road (with the exception of highways)? But did you also know that bikes have to follow the same rules as cars?

Here’s the bike law:

Each person riding a bicycle…upon a roadway has all of the rights and is subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this chapter, except as to special regulations in this article and except as to the provisions of this chapter which by their nature do not have application.

This applies to speed limits, stop signs, and stoplights too. So get out there and enjoy the road. Remember to signal your turns and ensure that your reflectors are working properly.

And if you’ve been injured in any type of bike accident, then our bike injury law firm is here for you. You may be entitled to a settlement or financial compensation. Following a bike accident, it’s very important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Don’t risk waiting. Witnesses, victims, medical care providers, and police may not have a clear memory of your bicycle accident and circumstances weeks or months later.

We will assess your claim for free. That’s right, for free. We take all of our Michigan personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t pay until we recover money in a settlement or lawsuit.

At Goodwin & Scieszka, we fight for you in all injury-related cases from medical malpractice claims to slip and fall accident lawsuits. Contact us to see how we can help you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

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