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Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?

Detroit Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Have You Been Injured? Call (248) 793-2010

Many people see motorcyclists as risk takers, which is why it is often wrongfully assumed that they must have done something wrong in the event of an accident. The reality is, in fact, that most accidents involving motorcycles are caused by the other driver. Because of the lack of protection motorcycles offer, motorcyclists are more than 35 times more likely to be killed in a crash than those in passenger vehicles. Eighty percent of motorcycle crashes result in injury or death to the rider, while the comparable figure for cars is only about 20 percent.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, we can help you file an injury claim with your insurance company or with the other driver’s insurance company. We have more than 75 years of experience handling a wide variety of personal injury cases in Detroit and throughout Michigan’s Tri-County Area.


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How Michigan Law Views Motorcycles

Under Michigan law, motorcycles are not considered motor vehicles, and as such are treated very differently than cars when there is an accident.

Consider the following three types of motorcycle accidents when determining whether Michigan no-fault benefits will apply:

  1. Motorcycle accidents involving a moving automobile: The motorcyclist will qualify for no-fault benefits, unless the motorcyclist does not have motorcycle insurance and is the “title owner” of the bike. Collision coverage will pay for any damage caused to the motorcycle. If the motorcyclist is at fault, their insurance company will provide legal representation for the claim and pay any injured parties up to the liability policy limits.
  2. Accidents with parked automobiles and all other accident scenarios: The motorcyclist is ineligible for normal auto no-fault benefits. The motorcycle owner has the option to purchase motorcycle personal injury protection (PIP) coverage on their policy, which covers accidental medical expenses.
  3. Motorcycle/pedestrian accidents: If a motorcyclist is involved in an accident with a pedestrian, they will likely not be able to collect any benefits under Michigan’s no-fault law. Likewise, a pedestrian is also not entitled to any no-fault benefits.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents can include:

Under the law, you may be entitled to First-Party benefits (economic benefits), like compensation for medical bills or property damage, or Third-Party benefits (non-economic) benefits, including compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and more.

Because Michigan’s no-fault laws can be complex, it is important that you bring your case to an experienced Detroit motorcycle accident lawyer at Goodman Acker P.C. to ensure that your rights to compensation are fully protected.

Tirelessly Pursuing Justice for Injured Riders

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need legal representation. The legal professionals at Goodman Acker P.C. stand ready to consult with you for free and help you file a personal injury claim. We are also available to assist with a wrongful death claim if you have suffered the unfortunate loss of a loved one. While you focus on healing, allow our team to handle all of the details and paperwork. You can be confident knowing that you have our seasoned team on your side.

Ready to get started? Call (248) 793-2010 to request a complimentary consultation.

We’ve Won Million Dollar Results for Our Clients

At Goodman Acker P.C., we are backed by winning results. Not only have we handled thousands of personal injury lawsuits, but more than 99% of them have been settled successfully—resulting in tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.

See Our Results
  • $14,500,000.00

    AUTO ACCIDENT Wayne County, Michigan

  • $1,900,000.00

    MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT Wayne County, Michigan

  • $875,000.00

    AUTO ACCIDENT Wayne County, Michigan

No Recovery, No Fees!

We handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t charge legal fees unless we win a case. Our contingency fee policy sets the minds of our clients at ease when they seek our high-quality services. There is no reason to wait to take legal action after being involved in a motorcycle accident. We are here to help you in any way that we can.

You can also expect the following as our client:

  • Passionate advocacy
  • A comprehensive understanding of your rights and options
  • Personalized attention, from beginning to end.

Need Assistance? Speak with Our Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys.

If you need help resolving a legal matter, we can help you begin working toward the most favorable resolution available. You don’t have to navigate the legal system or Michigan’s no-fault laws alone. We will remain at your side until your motorcycle accident matter is resolved in the most favorable manner possible.


Please get in touch with our legal team to begin filing an injury claim.


Goodman Acker P.C.
5 I truly cannot say enough good things about the law firm of Goodman Acker. As a fellow professional in the legal community, I can honestly say that Goodman Acker has the highest standards for their work and always produce outstanding results for their clients. Goodman Acker is passionate about fighting for the rights of their personal injury clients and helping the community. If you are looking for representation for your car accident case, medical malpractice, or any other type of personal injury matter, look no further than the experienced team at Goodman Acker.