Pedestrians have the right of way, and bicyclists have a right to the roadway. While those laws don't always prevent accidents, they do provide injury victims an avenue to seek compensation.
That is where the experienced personal injury lawyers of Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, can make a difference. A quick settlement won't cover the needs from a serious or permanent injury. Our strong advocacy enables clients to hold careless motorists fully accountable for the personal loss and financial hardships.
Our Ann Arbor law firm handles pedestrian accidents and bike accidents throughout Michigan. If your child or family member was struck by a car, we will seek justice.
When Drivers Aren't Paying Attention
According to the Michigan State Police, more than 3,000 people are injured or killed every year in Michigan when they are hit by a car while walking or riding a bike. Injuries to pedestrians, cyclists and children can happen anywhere: intersections and parking lots, school crossings and bus stops, rural roads and downtown zones, even designated walking trails and bike lanes.
The common thread of these accidents is drivers who are distracted, impaired or otherwise fail to see bikes and pedestrians until it is too late. Our attorneys oversee a thorough investigation to identify the negligent or reckless actions of drivers:
- Failing to yield when turning
- Speeding or other traffic violations
- Rolling through stop signs
- Drifting onto the shoulder or bicycle lane
- Opening car doors without looking
- Distracted driving (texting, reading, etc.)
We Are Committed To Your Recovery
If a member of your family was struck by a car, our attorneys can help you receive the compensation you need and deserve. Pedestrians and cyclists often suffer broken bones, internal injuries, spinal and back injuries or traumatic brain injury (even with a helmet). We work to ensure that damages reflect past and future medical care, lost wages and lost earning capacity, permanent disability, and our clients' pain and suffering from a preventable accident.
We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe us no attorney fees unless we obtain a settlement or jury award. Call 866-822-8237 or complete our online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers.