Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Michigan
In Michigan, motorcycle accidents require the attention of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney. Because motorcycles are not considered “motor vehicles” under Michigan’s No-Fault Act, a skilled attorney is necessary to navigate the law to determine whether and from whom benefits may be recovered.
When a motorcyclist is injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle, the motorcyclist may seek benefits from insurers in the following order of priority:
If a motorcyclist, therefore, is in an accident with a motor vehicle, the motorcyclist is entitled to all of the first-party benefits allowed under Michigan’s No-Fault Act. A discussion of these benefits can be found under the “First-Party No-Fault Claims” Section.
Additionally, if a motorcyclist is the victim of a negligent driver, he or she may be entitled to receive third-party benefits for pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, loss of body function, incapacity, disability, loss of enjoyment of life, deprivation of social and familial pleasures, and embarrassment. To prevail in these types of cases, one must first prove that they were not at fault. Secondly, one must meet a threshold of death, permanent serious disfigurement, or serious impairment of body function.
Motorcycle accidents occur when a motorcycle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, or other obstruction. Such accidents can happen for a number of reasons, including vehicle design, road conditions, rider impairment, or speed of operation.
Motorcycle Accident Law Facts
Michigan law treats motorcyclists differently than individuals driving their automobiles without insurance. There are a number of different theories under which an injured motorcycle driver might be able to recover for their accident. Even if you were not carrying insurance on your motorcycle and were injured in an accident with another vehicle, you may still be able to bring a lawsuit against the driver who caused the accident. In order to recover for physical damage to your actual motorcycle, however, you must have collision insurance – you cannot sue another negligent party for this.
How We Can Help
At our law firm, the attorneys of Goldman & Associates have experience in assisting clients with the following motorcycle related accidents, including but not limited to:
Because of the complexity of Michigan’s laws regarding motorcycle accidents, it is vital that you speak with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney if you find yourself the victim of a motorcycle accident. The attorneys at Goldman & Associates are well-versed in Michigan’s laws and cases involving motorcycles accidents. We will assist you in determining what benefits you are entitled to and from whom. Once this determination is made, our attorneys will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible.
It is also important to remember that laws surrounding motorcyclists are every changing. Discussing your unique case with a seasoned legal professional is always the best option before attempting to handle your case alone or allowing a sub-par legal professional to give you inaccurate information surrounding your potential case and claim.
Contact An Accident Attorney Today
The Michigan motorcycle accident attorneys of Goldman & Associates are waiting to speak with you today to discuss solutions and explain how we can resolve your issues today. Call today (248) 588-3333 or (877) 737-8800 for a free phone consultation and to begin the legal process surrounding your motorcycle accident. Some of the legal areas we can assist you with include: