Posted on August 27, 2013 in Personal Injury
Michigan Attorney’s Perspective – Pontiac Girl Hit While Riding Her Bike
Investigators have reported that a 7-year-old Pontiac girl is safely recovering after being struck by a car while riding her bike. So far, reports indicate that she was not wearing a bike helmet, and that she rode her bicycle into the street, where she was hit. Additionally, it does not appear that alcohol was a factor in the collision. The girl is in stable condition at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, where she was transferred after originally being admitted to McClaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac. Investigators have yet to release any information on the parties. It is not yet known whether the victim has retained a Michigan bike accident attorney. More information can be found at: http://www.freep.com/article/20130826/NEWS03/308260096/Pontiac-girl-bike.
Michigan Bike Accident Law
Michigan bike accident law is relatively simple in theory, but has a variety of practical complications. Bike accident law is a subset of what is known as ‘personal injury’ law. This in turn is primarily defined by its reliance on the common law concept of ‘negligence.’ Generally speaking, this means that individuals have a right to bring legal action against others where they have been injured as a result of the carelessness, or negligence, of another. Implicit in this legal concept is the idea that individuals owe to one another a duty to provide for one another’s well being and safety, at least to the extent, and in the way, that a reasonable person would. Personal injury cases compose a large section of negligence claims.
Essentially, to prove a negligence claim, an individual must be able to show that another person owed them a duty of care, that this duty was breached, that they were injured as a result of the breach, and that the breach was the cause of their injury. Much has been written on each of these individual elements, but the central formula has remained the same for some time. Where it is necessary for individuals to bring these sorts of cases, they are encouraged to seek the help of a Michigan personal injury attorney. Such an attorney can help understand the nuances of these concepts and employ them in such a way as to achieve full protection of rights and compensation for injuries.