Riding a motorcycle may be a lot of fun but it is also high risk and extremely dangerous. The state of Michigan saw 192 fatalities and over 2,000 injuries in motorcycle crashes in 2018 alone. The likelihood of serious injuries such as brain injuries or spinal cord injuries are far higher than in accidents involving motor vehicles.
If you have been involved in a Detroit motorcycle accident, then you want the best motorcycle accident attorneys representing you. A law firm that will ensure that you are covered for lost wages and medical expenses and that you receive compensation for pain and suffering where applicable.
Unlike most vehicle users in Michigan, motorcyclists cannot have any fault insurance policies as motorcycles are not regarded as motor vehicles here. However, they do need to hold what is known as a minimum liability insurance policy. This only provides basic coverage for liability when property is damaged or where there is injury or death to another party. But motorcyclists can increase their coverage by adding policy increments of $5,000 at a time. For bikers – who have to be over 21 – who choose not to wear a helmet, the law requires that they – and any helmetless passengers – hold a minimum of $20,000 in medical benefits coverage.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident then you may face high medical bills. Without the protection other vehicle types offer, the potential for serious injuries – from broken bones to traumatic brain injuries – is very high indeed. And the risk of a brain injury is higher still if you choose to ride without a helmet.
If you have been involved in a Michigan motorcycle accident, then you may have grounds to make a personal injury claim. Or it may be the case that your insurance company is offering a settlement that is less than you think you deserve. By engaging the services of a competent and experienced personal injury lawyer, you vastly increase your chances of a successful claim or a better offer from the insurance company.
If you have experienced a motorcycle accident in the Detroit area, then you may need the services of a law firm that specializes in personal injury cases and who have a proven track record with motorcycle accident claims. The team at Cochran, Kroll & Associates have that proven track record and can help ensure a positive outcome in your case. We offer a free consultation to discuss and evaluate your particular case and you can book one of those appointments today by calling us at (866)-779-7331.
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