Accident Resource Center of Michigan
With the increase of the number of bicyclists enjoying bike routes and trails throughout the State of Michigan, there is a corresponding increase in the number of bicycle accidents. Nationally, there were 467,000 bicycle-related injuries in 2015 and 1000 deaths. Surprisingly, the highest rate of deaths involved adults aged 50-59. Most bicycle -related accidents occurred in urban areas in non-intersection locations.
Many catastrophic injuries, primarily head injuries, sustained in bicycle accidents are a result of a collision with a motor vehicle. Children are at a great risk of being injured by a careless driver while riding a bike. Fractures in arms and legs are common injuries seen in children involved in bike accidents. Head, neck and brain injuries are common causes of death or serious injury in both children and adult riders.
To help avoid death or injury while riding a bicycle, always wear a properly fitting helmet. Wear fluorescent clothing during the day and reflective clothing in the evening. Installing active lighting on your bicycle will help to alert drivers to your position in the roadway.
It is difficult to imagine the possible consequences of a serious bicycle accident: hospitalization and long-term medical care, lost wages or time missed from school, pain and suffering from injuries, and the inability to perform daily routines without assistance.
If you or someone close to you has been injured in an bicycle accident, contact The Law Offices of Henry M. Hanflik at 1 (888) 905-4632 or complete the online form for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys have exceptional skills in the area of personal injury and trial law and will fight for justice for the injured.
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