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Personal Injury 1.18.2024

Who's at Fault in a Bike & Car Accident in Michigan?

What to Know About Determining Liability After an Accident

If you have been involved in a bike and car accident, you will want to know who can be held liable for your injuries. The best way to determine who is legally responsible for your damages is to speak with a qualified attorney. An attorney can help you understand your rights and conduct a thorough investigation into who or what caused your accident.

At The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm, P.C., we provide experienced representation for individuals who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents throughout Bloomfield Hills and the surrounding areas. Our lawyers will help you navigate the claims process and will work tirelessly to get you the recovery you deserve. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation. 

Who Is At Fault in a Bike and Car Accident in Michigan?

There may be one or more parties that are at fault in a bike and car accident. Determining who is at fault can be challenging without the help of an attorney. While many times it is the driver of the car that is responsible for the accident, it is not always the case. In some instances, the bicyclist may share responsibility for the accident or may be completely at fault. 

Parties who may be at fault for a bike and car accident in Michigan:

  • The driver of the vehicle
  • The driver of another vehicle
  • The bicyclist
  • A government entity
  • A manufacturer (defective part)

It may be difficult to determine who or what caused your accident without the help of an attorney. It is important to also note that you may be eligible to pursue compensation through your no-fault PIP benefits if your injuries were caused as a result of a collision with a motor vehicle. No-fault benefits will not apply if your bicycle accident does not involve a vehicle. 

Can I File a Claim for Damages?

You may have one or more options for pursuing compensation after a bike and car accident. Depending on the situation, you may be able to file a lawsuit against a liable party or pursue No-fault benefits. 

No-fault benefits can be obtained regardless of who caused the accident. They will not, however, cover property damage. They solely cover things like an injured party’s medical bills, lost wages, and more. Additionally, in order to obtain compensation for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering if you sustain a serious injury. A serious injury is one that causes serious impairment, permanent disfigurement, or death. 

What If I Was Partially At Fault?

If you were seriously injured in a bike and car accident, you may be able to pursue a civil lawsuit against the party that caused the accident. However, in some cases, you may be partially responsible for the collision. Under Michigan law, you are still able to recover damages from an at-fault party as long as your proportion of the responsibility (comparative fault) does not exceed 50%.

Injured in a Bike and Car Accident? Contact Our Office. 

Were you injured in a bike and car accident in Michigan? Contact our office today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. Our lawyers will help you understand your rights and work to ensure you receive the largest recovery possible in your case.  Speak to a personal injury attorney today.

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