Michigan may be the world’s automotive capital, but bicycles have their place on the streets of Michigan’s cities and suburbs too.
Get the facts: Nearly 1,000 bicyclists die and over 130,000 are injured in crashes that occur on U.S. roads every year.
Higher Injury Risks for Bicyclists
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that bicyclists face a higher risk of crash-related injury and death than people driving or riding in motor vehicles.
- The highest bicycle death rates are among people 15 to 24 years old and people 45 years and older.
- Bike-related injuries are the highest among children, adolescents, and young adults – ages 5 to 24 years – and account for almost 60 percent of all emergency room bicycle-related injuries
- Males are more likely to be injured or involved in a fatal bicycle crash than females.
- The greatest number of bicycle deaths occur in urban intersections and non-intersection locations.
These facts, compounded with the reality that bicyclists are sharing the road with distracted Michigan drivers, means that bike and auto accidents are far too common. In fact, the greatest number of bike fatalities occur when cyclists are struck by cars.
Contact the Top Bicycle Accident Lawyers
If you’ve been injured in a Michigan bike accident because of the negligence of a motor vehicle operator, a defective bicycle product, or unsafe road conditions, contact Femminineo Law for no-cost consultation on your case. Riders have rights. We’re here to protect yours.