Motorcycle accidents cause a much higher incidence of death and injury
per crash than do vehicle accidents. In fact, if you are involved in a
collision and you are on a motorcycle, you are three times more likely
to be injured and fourteen times more likely to be killed.
In the State of Michigan, fatalities are unfortunately not an uncommon
outcome of these collisions. In 2012, there were 129 motorcycle deaths.
Of the 129 fatalities, 116 were motorcycle drivers.
These statistics are high but for many motorcyclists giving up riding is
not an option. So how can you protect yourself and your passenger from
serious injury in a
Michigan motorcycle accident?
Wearing a helmet can often times prevent injuries, such as head injuries.
However, in the State of Michigan motorcyclists do have the choice to
choose whether or not they want to wear a helmet (if all restrictions
are met). For motorcyclists who do not want to wear a helmet there are
other precautions you can take when riding to help prevent injuries. These
- Obey the traffic laws, especially in regard to speeding, passing, and following
- Remember that you are not as large or as visible as an automobile, so do
all you can to increase your own visibility, such as riding with the headlight
on at all times and wearing reflective clothing after dark.
- Be sure you are able to control the motorcycle while carrying a passenger
and insist that the passenger obey your directions.
- Road hazards have a much greater effect on a small two-wheel vehicle, so
watch for bumps, cracks in the road, loose gravel or any other condition
that might cause you to lose control.
Accidents unfortunately happen and often, no matter how mindful you are
of other drivers, the truth of the matter is there are other drivers out
on the road who are not paying attention. If you or someone you care about
was recently injured in a Michigan motorcycle accident, you need an experienced
attorney who can protect your rights and ensure your medical bills get
paid. At the law firm of Goodman Acker, P.C. our Michigan motorcycle attorneys
will be able to assist you in all aspects of your claim, answer any questions
or concerns you may have, and ensure you do not get run over by the insurance
company. We have significant experience in representing accident victims
and have helped thousands of clients obtain the maximum settlement for
their injuries. We can achieve the same great results for you.
For more information on how our motorcycle accident lawyers can help you,
call our office today at
(248) 793-2010. We offer a
free, no obligation case review and will represent you on a contingency fee basis, which means there are
no legal fees to you whatsoever unless you obtain a settlement or recovery.
Call now to learn you rights!