Have you ever been injured in a motorcycle accident? Then you will know just how potentially dangerous riding a motorcycle is. In 2018, Michigan saw 192 fatalities and more than 2,000 injuries in accidents involving a motorcycle. Many of those injuries can be severe and may result in injuries including broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, and even wrongful death.
If you have been involved in a Lansing motorcycle accident then there is a good chance you will need legal advice and the services of a competent accident attorney. They can help you pursue any claim where there is third party liability or they can assist in negotiating with insurance companies.
As motorcycles do not fall within Michigan’s definition of motor vehicles, motorcyclists cannot obtain the normal no-fault insurance available in our state. But bikers are legally required to carry a minimum liability insurance policy. Although this policy only provides you with basic coverage to cover any damage to property – or for injury or death to another party – it can be added to in incremental blocks of $5,000.
Michigan also allows riders over the age of 21 to choose whether to wear a helmet or not. However, if you do choose to ride helmetless, the state requires that you hold at least a minimum of $20,000 medical coverage. That figure also extends to any passenger who also rides without a helmet.
Even when you follow motorcycle safety guidelines, accidents can still happen. That’s when a competent accident injury attorney can help. They can ensure you are not out of pocket for things like medical expenses or lost wages, they can pursue claims if you need future medical care, and they can also file claims for pain and suffering where there is a legitimate case. Motorcycle collisions can exact a heavy toll, and you don’t want the stress of all the paperwork surrounding accident cases while you recover.
If you have been involved in a Michigan motorcycle accident, then you want the services of a law firm you can trust. Here at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, we are one of Michigan’s leading law firms when it comes to all types of personal injury cases. We will represent you diligently and vigorously at all levels needed in order to get the best outcome on your behalf. To help us evaluate your case, and to give you an opportunity to ask any questions, we offer a free consultation. To book an appointment, why not call us toll-free today at (866)-779-7331.
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