Michigan 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 capital of the world, Michigan has ignored alternative forms of transportation and ranks last in per capita funding for road maintenance.
Representation in Michigan Bicycle Crash Cases
For help with a Michigan bicycle accident, turn to Michigan Bike Law attorney Bryan Waldman. You’ll be represented by an experienced legal professional who is also an accomplished cyclist. Bryan has stood up for Michigan’s biking community. He recently represented and won the case for a Michigan bicyclist who was wrongly ticketed for impeding traffic.
Bryan 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 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. Among his professional accomplishments:
- He has been listed in 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.”
- Bryan has served as the President of the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association (currently Michigan Association for Justice).
- In 2008 and 2009 he served as Chair of the Michigan Civil Service Commission.
Bryan’s Cycling Background & Bike Advocacy
Bryan is equally proud of his cycling background. 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.
Bryan joined 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.
Bryan frequently speaks to cycling clubs and organizations about bicycle law in Michigan. His law firm has also sponsored bike helmet events since 2003. In fact, he has given away over 4,500 bicycle helmets to Michigan children.
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.
Michigan Bicycle Laws
It’s important to know your legal rights (and duties) when bicycling in Michigan. It is especially important after a bicycle accident (we call them bicycle “crashes” and explain why here).
For any questions about the State’s bike laws, or about your rights to the road, contact attorney Bryan Waldman directly.
Right to the Road
- Michigan bicyclists have the same rights and are subject to the same duties as drivers of motor vehicles.
- Clinging to motor vehicles while biking is not permitted.
- Bicycles may only carry the number of persons for which it is designed or equipped to carry.
- A cyclist cannot carry a package that prevents both hands from remaining on the handlebars of the bicycle.
- With the exception of a law that requires people under the age of 18 to wear a helmet when riding or a passenger on a Class 3 e-bike, there is no statewide requirement for helmet use when riding a bicycle.
- Michigan’s DUI statute does not apply to bicyclists and the state does not have a biking while under the influence (BUI) statute.
Contact Michigan Bike Law
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, contact Bryan today at [email protected] or 866-758-0031. You can also use Bike Law's Accident Report Form.
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