Motorists often times turn a blind eye to the many cyclists that legally share the roads with them. Because of this, there are too many tragic deaths and serious injuries due to the negligence of inattentive drivers.
Riding a bicycle in Michigan may be scary at times, especially when crossing a main road or riding at night. In 2009, 630 bicyclists died on US roads and represent 2% of all traffic fatalities for that year, and 51,000 additional cyclists were injured. Furthermore, listed below are additional bicycle statistics based off data collected from 2005 to 2010 compiled by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
If a loved one has been killed while riding their bicycle, you need attorneys with experience handling bicyclist claims. Unfortunately, many people simply do not understand that rules of the road and that Michigan motorists have an affirmative duty to share the road peacefully with those riding bicycles. Many prospective jury members will have had a negative run in with irresponsible bicyclists who are not following the rules of the road themselves. However, with the proper attorney and proper education of the jury pool, a very compelling case can be presented that the driver was negligent in causing the death of your loved one while riding their bike.