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Detroit Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Millions Recovered for Our Clients

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, our motorcycle accidents attorneys in Detroit can help you file an injury claim with your insurance company or with the other driver’s insurance company. We have more than 150 years of experience handling a wide variety of personal injury cases in Detroit and throughout Michigan’s Tri-County Area.

Please get in touch with our legal team today and schedule a free consultation with our motorcycle accident lawyers in Detroit.

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help?

Personal injury attorneys require the skill needed to prove that your accident was due to another driver’s negligence. We will do this by investigating your accident and gathering witness statements and police reports. We do so with integrity and honesty. We will then put together a claim to reimburse you for your injuries, medical bills, and other damages. Your medical records will be necessary to help prove your case and the severity of your injuries, but we will obtain those on your behalf to assist in your claim.

Contact Goodman Acker today for your risk-free consultation. We handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning that we won’t collect money from you unless we win your case. You can rest assured that we will fight hard to prove you were the victim in the accident. Therefore, you have the right to obtain compensation for your injuries and the traumatic motorcycle accident.

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.

How Is My Motorcycle Accident Settlement Determined?

Many factors are considered when determining a personal injury settlement. There is no set price for your accident or injuries. Some things that are considered when determining your settlement include:

  • How much it will cost to repair or replace your motorcycle. 
  • Current medical bills.
  • Future costs of medical care that you will need to receive. 
  • Diminished quality of life.
  • Pain and suffering. 
  • Permanent disfigurement and disability. 
  • Trauma. 
  • Cost of therapy. 
  • Lost wages due to the inability to work. 

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

Those who commute on motorcycles have increased vulnerability due to the lack of safety enclosure while on the road. Most motorcycles are more fragile than vehicles, and injuries can often be more severe —even deadly — than if you were simply involved in a two-vehicle collision. Here are some common injuries that occur in motorcycle accidents:

Injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents can include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Bone fractures
  • Road rash
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Scarring and other forms of permanent disfigurement
  • Fatalities
  • Psychological damage, such as depression and PTSD
  • Death

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.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Most motorcycle accidents are not caused by a mechanical fault in the bike; they’re mostly due to a careless, distracted, or negligent third party, especially motorists. These are some of the commonly reported causes of motorcycle accidents in the state of Michigan:

  • Improper Lane Changes.
  • Driving While Distracted.
  • Driving Under the Influence.
  • Left-Turn Accidents.
  • Head-on Collisions.
  • Speeding.
  • Sudden Stops.

If there’s any question as to who was at fault for your accident, a skilled personal injury attorney will be able to investigate the accident and determine the truth. Our legal team has the experience and determination to do this.

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.


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 Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Detroit.

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.

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