- June 25, 2014
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Personal Injury
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 precautions include:
- Obey the traffic laws, especially in regard to speeding, passing, and following too closely.
- 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) 286-8100. 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!