Charles Grzanka. Trial Lawyer. Cyclist. Advocate.
Advocating for cyclists.
Advocating for safety.
After decades working with partners in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Charles F. Grzanka found himself seeking out opportunities to support cyclists in their hour of need. A long-time triathlete and cyclist himself, Chuck has always known that while every sport has its inherit dangers, cycling’s perils were all too often made worse by uninformed motorists, law enforcement, and communities. He found himself the first call of friends and acquaintances after cycling accidents and injuries, and it’s a service he’s passionate to bring to everyone.
Headquartered in Michigan, CyclingLawyer.com serves cyclists across the country, including winning cases in Ohio, Indiana, Washington, Hawaii, South Carolina, Texas, and more. We specialize in cycling crashes, bike accidents, bicycle related injuries and race accidents, including everything from minor injuries to wrongful death claims. We take pride in offering our experience to help athletes make smart decisions in the confusing world of courts and the legal process. We want to protect you, support you, and get you back on the bike confidently.
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Laws Every Cyclist Should Know.
Cyclists need to be informed of their rights, traffic laws, and their responsibilities as road users. Knowing these laws can help keep you safe and out of legal jeopardy.
Is a bicycle considered a vehicle in Michigan?
NO. MCL 257.79 DEFINES A "VEHICLE" AS:
"every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, except devices exclusively moved by human power..."
Does a bicyclist have to obey the same traffic laws as a motorist?
YES. SECTION 257.657 OF THE MVC STATES:
"Each person riding a bicycle...upon a roadway has all of the rights and is subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this chapter, except as to special regulations in this article and except as to the provisions of this chapter which by their nature do not have application." This includes speed limits, stop signs and stop lights.
Is it legal to use a cell phone while riding a bike?
ONLY IF THE CELL PHONE IS IN HANDS FREE MODE. MVC SECTION 257.661 STATES:
"A person operating a bicycle...shall not carry any package, bundle, or article that prevents the driver from keeping both hands upon the handlebars of the vehicle."
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