According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) in 2013, motor vehicle crashes led to:
- 743 bicyclist fatalities
- 48,000 bicyclist injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2013, car crashes led to:
- 4,723 pedestrian fatalities
- 150,000+ pedestrian injuries
Bicycle and pedestrian accident victims and their families can incur hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses, and/or long-term medical care. You might even be entitled to damages for pain and suffering. Don’t accept quick settlements from insurance companies that don’t have your best interests in mind.
You have rights. At Fieger Law, we’re here to defend those rights and get you the financial compensation you need to move forward. We’ve fought and won for hundreds of victims of bicycle and pedestrian accidents and we’re ready to fight for you.
Common Causes of Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
- Alcohol use
- Excessive speed
- Driver distraction (texting, talking, etc.)
- Failure to pay attention to bicyclists and pedestrians
- Failure to yield
- Failure to allow three feet of clearance when passing bicyclists on the road
- Opening car doors without looking
- Backing out of parking spaces without looking
- Bicycle equipment failure
- Automobile equipment failure
- Uneven sidewalks or roads
- Poor property maintenance
Common Bicycle and Pedestrian Accident Injuries
- Closed head and traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Closed head injuries
- Internal injuries and bleeding
Suffering at the hands of a careless driver or due to an improperly maintained street isn’t acceptable. Geoffrey Fieger and his team won’t tolerate it and neither should you. We won’t let your rights get ignored. We’re not afraid to take on big insurance or powerful government agencies to get you the justice you deserve.
MICHIGAN’S LEADING BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
For over 70 years, the nationally recognized bicycle and pedestrian accident lawyers at Fieger Law have fought and won judgments for our clients. If you or your family member suffered from a bike or pedestrian accident, Geoffrey Fieger and the expert attorneys at Fieger Law can help. Contact Michigan’s top law firm specializing in bicycle and pedestrian accident cases today.