Bloomfield Hills Bicycle Accident Attorney Represents Injured Cyclists
Detroit-area firm seeks compensation for clients throughout Michigan
Using a bicycle offers many benefits, but whether you’re riding for enjoyment or taking your bike to work, one careless driver can trigger devastating harm. Located in Bloomfield Hills, The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm, P.C. pursues compensation for cyclists who have been injured in collisions with other vehicles. Without the protection that someone in a car or truck has, plaintiffs in these cases often suffer extensive physical harm. Having served Oakland County and other Michigan locations for more than 25 years, our firm knows how to fight for victims of severe and long-term injuries. We don’t let up and won’t be intimidated when pursuing full compensation for clients who’ve been struck while riding their bicycle.
Factors that frequently cause crashes between bikes and motor vehicles
From the time a bicycle accident victim comes to us for help, our personal injury firm works to build the strongest possible argument on their behalf. We review the facts closely to find what led up to the crash. Common causes of cyclist injuries include:
- Distracted drivers — Someone who isn’t paying full attention behind the wheel is dangerous to everyone on the road, and it is much more difficult for a driver to see a bicycle out of the corner of their eye as opposed to a car or truck. We thoroughly review the facts to see if a motorist was using their cell phone, eating or focused on some other distraction when they hit the cyclist.
- Poor conditions — Hazards which operators of larger vehicles might safely ignore, such as poor road surfaces or debris on the ground, pose a much greater risk to bicycle riders. Sometimes the problem is the direct cause of an accident. In other instances, a cyclist might be forced to swerve toward traffic in order to avoid the danger.
- Opening driver-side doors — A careless person who fully extends their driver-side door while opening it might not give a bicycle rider enough time to avoid a crash.
The days and weeks following a serious collision can be painful and frustrating, especially if you’re unable to work. We won’t let you be misled or pressured into an unfair settlement, and we won’t charge attorney’s fees until you receive a financial recovery.
Common injuries suffered by bicycle riders
People who are hurt while riding bicycles can suffer various types of physical harm, including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, serious abrasions and damage to internal organs. In more serious cases, the victim might experience irreversible damage, such as paralysis or the loss of a limb. We don’t just look at current medical bills when presenting a demand to a defendant, but also determine what type of future costs might be related to the incident. Our firm also handles wrongful death actions when a bicycle accident is fatal.
Skillful litigator works to prove fault and damages in bike crash cases
Careless drivers sometimes try to claim that a bicycle rider should be blamed for their own injuries, but we have the experience and resources to demonstrate what truly occurred. As part of your case, we will battle to obtain the highest possible compensation for you, which can include damages for medical bills, income lost while you were out of work due to your injury, replacement of your bicycle and noneconomic damages, such as the physical pain and mental anguish you endured as a result of the accident.
Contact a Bloomfield Hills bicycle accident attorney for a free consultation
The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm, P.C. assists victims of bicycle accidents in Oakland County and the surrounding areas. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options, please call 248-621-4873 or contact us online. We are in Bloomfield Hills.