There is something hugely appealing about riding a motorcycle down an open highway, but to properly enjoy that appeal, you should also be aware of the very real risk that comes with being a motorcyclist. 192 bikers lost their lives on Michigan’s roads in 2018 and more than 2,000 were injured, some of them severely.
If you have been involved in a Livonia motorcycle accident, then there is a high probability you will need the services of a competent accident attorney at some stage. Legal representation can ensure that all your medical bills are covered and that you do not miss out on lost wages. An experienced law firm can also negotiate with insurance companies when settlement offers are lowball.
Many people are surprised to find out that motorcycles are not included in Michigan’s no-fault insurance law as they are not actually recognized as being a motor vehicle. This means that bikers need to take out a special minimal coverage insurance policy which will cover basics such as damage to property, or where the motorcyclist has caused injury or even wrongful death to another person. While this is a very basic policy, there is the option to increase policy coverage in blocks of $5,000.
Another facet of Michigan’s laws when it comes to motorcycles is that you are allowed to ride without a helmet as long as you are over 21. However, if you choose to do this, you must carry a policy that has a minimum of $20,000 in medical coverage. This reflects the fact that riding without a helmet increases the risk of receiving a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle crash.
Specialized accident injury attorneys can make a huge difference in motorcycle accident cases. Given the lack of protection, the likelihood of higher medical bills is more than if you were involved in a car accident. And as motorcyclists are often blamed – usually wrongly – for being a cause or major factor in auto accidents and even truck accidents, having an experienced personal injury lawyer fighting your case can ensure you are not out of pocket.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates have been representing motorcycle accident victims for many years now. As one of the leading law firms in the state practicing in this area of law, we will always do our very best to achieve positive outcomes. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and feel you have a legitimate personal injury case, why not take advantage of our free consultation offer at our conveniently located law offices. You can book an appointment by calling us today at (866)-779-7331.
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