America’s roads are becoming more congested and more dangerous. And that is especially true for those of us who prefer the freedom of motorcycles to other types of vehicles. With 192 fatalities and more than 2,000 injuries for motorcyclists on Michigan’s roads in 2018, there has never been a riskier time to be a biker.
With Michigan and Clinton motorcycle accidents on the increase, not only is it imperative to ride as safely as possible, but it is also important that in the event of a motorcycle crash, you know to seek competent legal advice from an experienced firm of injury lawyers such as Cochran, Kroll & Associates.
Unlike other vehicles that offer some level of protection, there is no protection offered by a motorcycle other than the choice to wear a helmet. And as Michigan’s laws allow riders over 21 not to wear a helmet, even that may not be present. You are far more likely to suffer serious injuries when injured in a motorcycle accident than in a car accident. Without a helmet, an injured motorcyclist is also more likely to suffer a severe brain injury.
Whereas drivers of other vehicles are required by law to carry no-fault insurance, motorcycles are not recognized as motor vehicles under Michigan law. The knock-on effect of this is that motorcyclists cannot carry no-fault insurance. They do have to hold a minimum liability insurance policy that offers basic coverage on damage to property and injury or death to another party. Riders can then choose to add extra coverage to their policy in blocks of $5,000. If riding without a helmet, each person must carry at least $20,000 in medical coverage.
If you have been in a motorcycle accident in Clinton, then you will want to know how you can pursue medical expenses, lost wages, and non-economic damages such as pain and suffering. To help you, you need a law firm who has many years of experience representing motorcycle accident victims, who value a strong attorney-client relationship, and who will fight on your behalf, either in court or with the relevant insurance company.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys have been representing clients from Clinton in accident cases for many years. The personal injury lawyer assigned to your case will do their utmost to achieve a positive outcome. The law offices of Cochran, Kroll & Associates are one of the leading firms in Michigan in this area of case law. We offer an initial free consultation to discuss your case so why not phone and book an appointment today by calling (866)-779-7331.
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