Michigan

Michigan is a hidden gem for bicyclists. The state hosts the country’s largest mountain bike race and the country’s largest dirt road race. Urban centers like Detroit and Grand Rapids have developed strong cycling cultures, the middle of the state has miles of open country roads, and northern Michigan offers rolling hills with lake views. Yet, with its roots as the automobile capitol of the world, Michigan has ignored alternative forms of transportation and ranks last in per capita funding for road maintenance.

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Representation in Michigan bicycle injury cases

Michigan lawyer Bryan Waldman is the President of the AV-rated Sinas Dramis Law Firm. He has been recognized for his accomplishments as a personal injury litigator and as an advocate for cyclists.  With offices in Lansing and Grand Rapids, Bryan also represents cyclists in Detroit, Battle Creek, Muskegon, Ann Arbor, Pontiac, Traverse City, the UP, and all places in between.

Bryan has been practicing law for over 21 years, and has been listed in multiple legal publications, such as The Best Lawyers in America and Michigan Super Lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers Association has recognized him as one of “The Top 100 Trial Lawyers.” In 2003-2004, Bryan served as the President of the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association (currently Michigan Association for Justice), and in 2008 and 2009 he served as Chair of the Michigan Civil Service Commission.

Read Bob Mionske's interview of Bryan.

Bryan has chosen to join the Bike Law network because of its focus on client and cause advocacy. Bryan not only represents Michigan cyclists, he also has a long-standing commitment to the bicycle advocacy movement.  For example, Bryan volunteers his time to assist the education and advocacy efforts of the League of Michigan Bicyclists. He is the author of A Legal Handbook for Michigan Cyclists and frequently speaks to cycling clubs and organizations about bicycle law in Michigan. His law firm has also sponsored bike helmet events since 2003, and has given away over 4,500 bicycle helmets to Michigan children.

Read Bryan's Legal Handbook for Michigan Cyclists.

As a result of Bryan’s work on behalf of Michigan cyclists, in 2013, the League of Michigan Bicyclists presented him with the Bicycle Advocate of the Year award.

Bryan is a licensed and competitive bicycle racer and participates in road races, criteriums, and cyclocross races. However, he enjoys the use of his bicycle in every form, including commuting to work and trips to the grocery store. His most cherished moments on a bicycle are those spent with family and friends.

If you have been injured in a Michigan bike accident, by a defective bicycle product, or because of an unsafe road condition and would like to discuss your case with a Michigan bicycle accident attorney who gets cycling, Bryan welcomes your call for a free consultation.  He can be reached at bryan@bikelaw.com and 1-517-394-7500.

If you would like Bike Law to come speak to your club or at your shop, please contact our Director of Outreach Lauren Wilborn at lauren@bikelaw.com.

Michigan Blog Posts

Sep 19, 2014

The October 2014 issue of Bicycling Magazine named its 50 “Best Bike Cities.” The highest-ranked Michigan city went to Grand Rapids (#41). The publication explained that “one reason” Grand Rapids was selected was: “In addition to 35 miles of new on street facilities between 2012 and 2013, there is a booming fat-bike racing scene, including […]

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Sep 17, 2014

This week, a law took effect in California that is designed to increase safety for bicyclists.  The law, commonly known as a “3-foot passing law,” requires motorists to maintain a distance of at least three feet between their vehicle and a bicycle, when passing a cyclist. California is now the 22nd state with a “3-foot […]

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Sep 15, 2014

Recently, General Motors launched a bicycle share program for its employees at its Warren Technical Center. The center spans 330 acres with 61 buildings in Warren, Michigan. There are already a number of ways to get around the large campus. Employees can walk, ride a shuttle, or drive their personal vehicles and hope to find […]

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