Recently involved in a motorcycle accident in Michigan?
We all know motorcycle accidents can be shocking and devastating. They can also be caused by some unique circumstances. Motorcyclists lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, and they are way more likely to be hurt or killed in a collision. Did you know that 3 out of 4 motorcycle accidents involve collisions with another vehicle (most often a passenger automobile)? Moreover, 2 out of 3 accidents are caused by the other vehicle violating the motorcycle’s right-of-way. In a general way, the failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcyclists in traffic is the predominating cause of motorcycle accidents.
With the popularity of motorcycle riding increasing over the years, more and more accidents are reported each year in Michigan. BEST FIRM has decades of experience helping the victims of motorcycle accidents in Michigan. BEST FIRM is a personal injury law office located in Dearborn, MI, specializing in motorcycle claims. Our skilled lawyers can help you get the money you deserve for your injuries.
What can I do if I have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Michigan?
In 2016, more than 3,300 motorcycle accidents happened in Michigan. 146 were fatal. Among the 146 people killed, 98 were not wearing a helmet. Helmets are proven to be 37% effective in preventing motorcycle deaths and about 67% effective in preventing brain injuries. In Michigan, the law requires that all riders under 21 years old wear helmets, without exceptions. If you are older than 21 years old, you may ride without helmets only if you carry additional insurance and have passed a motorcycle safety course or have had your motorcycle endorsement for at least two years. In any case, we strongly advise our clients always to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle.
The most common causes of motorcycle accidents are among others:
- Lack of attention
- Bad or limited visibility
- Violation of the motorcycle’s right-of-way
- Motorcycle modifications such as those associated with the semi-chopper or cafe racers
- Alcohol involvement
- Fatigue and loss of attention
Motorcycle accident injuries can be severe, especially if the driver did not use a helmet. The most common motorcycle accident injuries are among others:
- Head injuries, concussions or brain damage
- Face, neck and back injuries or paralysis
- Road rash, skin irritations, infections or surface nerve damages
- Muscle damage
- Biker’s arm
- Leg injuries, broken or fractured bones
If you have been the victim of a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The settlement amounts depend on each case, but you have the right to pursue legal compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Motorcycle repair or replacement expenses
- Lost wages or loss of earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from working
- Money damages for past and future pain and suffering
- Loss of irreplaceable and priceless items
Motorcycle accident lawyer in Dearborn and Detroit, Michigan
If you or one of your relatives were a victim of a motorcycle accident in Michigan, you might be entitled to financial compensation. At BEST FIRM, our motorcycle accident attorneys will work tirelessly to make sure you get the compensation you deserve. Our compassionate and skilled lawyers will help you in these difficult times and will obtain the best settlement for your case. We can assist you if you are living in any of the following locations:
- Sterling Heights
- West Bloomfield Township
- Ann Arbor
Other Practice Areas
- Bicycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Defective products
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home negligence
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall
- Truck accidents
Call BEST FIRM now for a free consultation!
3200 Greenfield Rd. St, #355
Dearborn, MI 48120