» Bicycle & Motorcycle Accidents

Bicycle in Crosswalk Struck by Distracted Motorist

A bicyclist crossing a cross-walk was struck by a car that accelerated when the light changed. Confidential settlement of “First Party” claim for wage loss and “Third Party” claim for broken back. Read More

Bus Pulls Out in Front of Motorcycle: $250,000 Settlement

A public bus tried to “beat traffic” by pulling out into the path of an oncoming motorcycle. The rider suffered a badly broken wrist. Read More

Driver Pulls into Oncoming Motorcyclist’s Lane: $200,000 Settlement

A young man driving his motorcycle suffered a significant shoulder injury when an older driver made a left turn in front of him. The motorcyclist was doing nothing wrong and the car driver claimed he thought he could “beat” the motorcyclist. Unfortunately, the young man lost a military career. After careful research, we were able to prove the value of his lost career, and the insurance company agreed to settle. Read More

Bicyclist Falls into Street Excavation: $515,000 Settlement

A bicyclist tumbled, suffering a head injury, at an unmarked excavation across the road. We sued the excavation company and a subcontractor. We investigated construction permits and signage regulations. Read More

Motorcyclist Injured by Truck Turning Left: $725,000 Settlement

A commercial driver made a left turn into our client’s path. The client suffered a complex wrist injury requiring multiple surgeries. After thorough investigation of company records, we determined that the commercial driver was hurrying because of his schedule. Read More

Motorcycle Death by "Pull-Out" Driver: $400,000-plus Settlement

A driver failed to properly observe the oncoming motorcyclist and pulled out from a stop sign. The insurance company used a complex defense, and claimed that the car driver was not entitled to coverage. To win compensation, first we needed to prove there was insurance coverage. We won both issues. Read More

Bicyclists Struck from Behind by Commercial Truck: $1,500,000-plus Settlement During Trial

Two experienced touring bicyclists were struck from behind by a commercial vehicle. The truck driver was not initially ticketed, but after we became involved, a ticket was eventually issued for careless driving. There were multiple commercial insurers, and we challenged insurance denials. We worked closely with the treating doctors to understand and explain the significance of the head and back injuries. After several days of trial, a settlement was reached with all of the insurance carriers. Read More

Bicyclist Killed by Teenager on Dark Highway: $1,125,000 Settlement

A teenager who had smoked pot ran into the client, who was riding his bicycle on a dark highway. The defendant blamed our client for riding his bicycle in the dark. Our illumination expert and our reconstruction expert performed a “recreation” of the incident. Learn more about this case in the Traverse City Record Eagle. Read More