METRO DETROIT Motorcycle Accident LAWYER
Under Michigan No-Fault Law, motorcycles are not considered motor vehicles and are thus not subject to the same insurance requirements. As a result, motorcycle accidents can be subject to different rules.
If you or your loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident as a result of another vehicle’s negligence, you need an attorney who knows and understands the different treatment motorcycles are afforded under Michigan law. Contact the Metro Detroit Injury Lawyers today for a consultation and free evaluation of your case.
Michigan law explicitly exempts motorcycles from the need to purchase full no-fault first party benefits coverage, by defining a motor vehicle as having more than two wheels. This means that for a motorcyclist to receive PIP benefits, he or she must show a motor vehicle’s involvement in the accident (as opposed to an accident involving only a single motorcycle where PIP benefits would not be available).
A majority of accidents under this section, however, deal with motorcyclists who are injured as a result of a motor vehicle driver’s carelessness or negligence. As with bicycles, motorcycles by their size and design, leave the operator exposed and particularly vulnerable to sustaining serious personal injuries when involved in accidents with a car or truck. These injuries can include broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries, road rash, leg and foot injuries and possibly death.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need an attorney who knows and understands how these accidents are treated under the Michigan No-Fault Act. You need an attorney who will stand up for your rights against an insurance company who may try and paint you as the negligent party. You need the Metro Detroit Injury Lawyers. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case, and let us help you determine your rights to compensation.