For their users, motorcycles are perhaps the most dangerous vehicles on the road. With over 2,000 injured motorcyclists and 192 fatalities in 2018 alone, Michigan’s roads can take a heavy toll on those who choose to travel on two wheels. And with the injuries received in a motorcycle crash potentially likely to be more serious than those in a car accident, the risks can be frightening.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, then the need for legal advice and representation by personal injury lawyers is very real indeed. With bikers often wrongly being blamed for accidents and your insurance company possibly making a low settlement offer, having a competent Michigan motorcycle accident attorney fighting your case could make a major difference.
Many people wrongly assume that, like other road users, motorcyclists come under Michigan’s no-fault insurance laws when it comes to vehicle accidents. But the reality is that Michigan does not categorize motorcycles as motor vehicles. This means that bikers need to take out – by law – a separate minimal coverage insurance policy. This covers some basic things such as damage to property but will also cover injury to others and wrongful death. You can also choose to add extra coverage in blocks of $5,000.
Another part of Michigan traffic law pertaining to Motorcycles is that if you are over 21, you can choose to ride without a helmet. However, a clause in that law requires that if you do so, you must carry at least $20,000 in medical coverage. This also applies to any pillion passenger who also chooses not to use a helmet.
For bikers in Sterling Heights and Macomb County, being a motorcycle accident victim can mean a lot of expenses as well as lost wages. Having one of the best law firms on your side can help ensure you are not out of pocket in any personal injury cases connected to the crash. Experience and knowledge in this area of case law can make a definite difference to any outcome.
If you have been involved in a Sterling Heights motorcycle accident, then you need the experience and competency of Cochran, Kroll & Associates. With years of past experience in representing accident injury victims, we will thoroughly investigate your case and represent you to the very best of our ability. In order to evaluate your personal circumstances, we offer a free appointment at our conveniently located law offices. If you would like to book one, please call for a free consultation today at (866)-779-7331.
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Oakland County, Michigan
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Tuscola County, Michigan
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