Michigan Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents can be the most serious kind of accident that occurs on Michigan’s streets and highways. During 2008-2009, there were 7,533 motorcycle crashes in the state, according to the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning. Out of those accidents, 228 resulted in deaths and more than 6,000 caused injuries.
While some motorcycle accidents can be attributed to the motorcycle driver’s unsafe or impaired driving, a significant number can be caused by other drivers’ negligent failure to give motorcycles the same attention and respect as they would other vehicles on the road.
Based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan Injury Lawyers represents clients across Michigan, including Macomb County, Oakland County, Warren, Clinton Township, Sterling Heights, St. Clair Shores, Mount Clemens, Utica, Roseville, Troy, Farmington Hills, Waterford, Southfield, Pontiac, Birmingham Michigan, Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield and Bloomfield Hills. Call Michigan Injury Lawyers at (888) 454-0801, or contact us online for an evaluation of your claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a Michigan motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, funeral costs and the loss of care, comfort and companionship. In some case, punitive damages may be warranted because of the other driver’s particularly reckless conduct.
The experienced motorcycle accident lawyers at Michigan Injury Lawyers have extensive knowledge of what evidence needs to be collected and what arguments need to be made in these cases. We are committed to securing full compensation for motorcycle accident victims and their families. If there is no recovery in your case, there is no fee for our services.
Motorcycle Accident Claims
Motorcycle accidents often are caused by the other car or truck drivers on the road. Common mistakes made by the other driver include:
- Failing to properly check for a motorcyclist while making a lane change;
- Following the motorcycle too closely;
- Turning in front of the motorcyclist at intersection; and
- Pulling out in front of the motorcyclist from a side road.
The motorcyclist is significantly outweighed by a car or truck and has very little protection. As a result, a motorcyclist struck by another driver could suffer broken bones, amputated limbs, spinal cord injury, severe soft tissue injuries, major head injuries, internal bleeding or traumatic brain injury. The motorcyclist may be left with permanent disabilities. In the worst cases, the motorcyclist is killed upon impact.
Motorcyclists involved in accidents often have injuries to their legs and feet. Those injuries may not be life-threatening but they can cause lifelong disabilities and cost thousands of dollars to treat. The mean cost of hospital treatment for a single leg or foot injury from a motorcycle accident is $20,745, reports a 2008 study by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Insurance companies frequently try to blame motorcycle drivers for the accident. A motor vehicle accident lawyer who has extensive knowledge of the causes of motorcycle accidents, however, can defend against these strategies and protect your right to compensation.