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.
Tell us about your accident.
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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:
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.
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.
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 Detroit 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