The Michigan Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Resource Center was developed by the attorneys of Michigan Auto Law. We deeply care about motorcycle safety, especially since in the past decade, an average of 76,000 people across the country suffered serious injury requiring hospitalization from motorcycle crashes. And about 3,900 motorcyclists have died from accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Keep in mind, the Michigan motorcycle accident law has many exceptions, and is different than those for car accidents or truck accidents. Our personal injury law firm has been exclusively handling auto negligence cases, including countless motorcycle accident cases, for more than 50 years and three generations. We can help Michigan motorcycle accident victims and their families better understand motorcycle insurance laws and what happens after someone has been seriously injured or wrongfully killed in a crash. If you have questions or wish to speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer about your circumstances, please call Michigan Auto Law at for a free case evaluation.
Michigan Motorcycle Accident Law FAQs
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident on Michigan roads, please take the time to look over our frequently asked questions about motorcycle insurance, Michigan motorcycle accident law, crash helmets, wrongful death claims and accidents from roadway defects.
What to Do After a Motorcycle Crash in Michigan
This outline reviews the most important steps recommended by the motorcycle accident lawyers of Michigan Auto Law, whether you’ve been in a motorcycle accident with a car or truck, crashed your motorcycle into a pole or have taken a spill.
Michigan Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits
Our motorcycle accident attorneys explain two types of claims that can be made for a person who has been in a motorcycle crash with a car or truck: a first-party claim and a third-party claim.
Motorcycle Accident Statute of Limitations in Michigan
The deadlines injured motorcyclists have to file different motorcycle accident claims vary. Here we outline the statute of limitations for first-party claims, third-party claims and uninsured motorist claims.
What Happens When a Motorcyclist Causes a Motorcycle Accident in Michigan?
If a motorcyclist causes an accident and is sued in a lawsuit for personal injuries, he will be liable for all of the damages that he causes. Our motorcycle accident lawyers also explain insurance benefits for injured motorcyclists.
What Insurance is Required for Michigan Motorcyclists?
The only insurance a required for a Michigan motorcyclist is basic liability coverage for a third-party personal injury suit, according to the Michigan no-fault law. But there is optional coverage a motorcyclist should also consider for protection.
Michigan Motorcycle Insurance Law
A motorcycle is not considered a motor vehicle in Michigan, according to the no-fault law. Our motorcycle accident lawyers believe this requirement was meant to exclude motorcycles, therefore exempting motorcyclists involved in crashes from the legal requirement to purchase no fault insurance coverage.
Michigan No-Fault Insurance For Motorcycle Accidents
If a motorcycle rider or passenger is involved in a motorcycle accident and another motor vehicle is involved, he is entitled to Michigan no-fault insurance benefits. We list the order of priority for who will cover the insurance benefits.
Michigan Motorcycle Accident Types
There are many types of possible motorcycle accidents, which the motorcycle accident lawyers from Michigan Auto Law group into three categories: motorcycle/car or truck, motorcycle/pedestrian and only motorcycle.
Michigan Motorcycle Insurance Protection for Catastrophic Injury
Motorcycle accident injuries are far worse than those sustained by people involved in auto accidents. In the event of extraordinary injury, a motorcycle rider requiring medical coverage can also receive protection from the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association.
Wrongful Death Attorney – Motorcycle Accidents
Michigan Auto Law clients include families who have been impacted by the premature death of a loved one caused by another driver’s negligence. Here we outline a Michigan motorcycle accident wrongful death claim and statistics.
Michigan Helmet Laws for Motorcycles
Michigan law requires all people riding a motorcycle to wear a crash helmet. Still, if you were involved in a motorcycle crash and you weren’t wearing a helmet, a motorcycle accident attorney can bring a lawsuit for your personal injuries.
Motorcycle Road Defect Claims in Michigan
Some motorcycle accidents are the result of a defect in the roadway, such as faulty road design, disrepair, inadequate maintenance, or failure to remove a road hazard. In this case, a motorcycle accident attorney can make a claim against the Michigan governmental entity that has jurisdiction over the area.
15 Motorcycle Driving Tips to Keep you Safe
Driving a motorcycle is much different than driving a passenger car, but you can avoid a motorcycle accident by keeping some important safety tips in mind.
Links for Michigan Motorcyclists
The motorcycle accident attorneys of Michigan Auto Law give several links to provide information about motorcycle safety, motorcycle laws, motorcycle training, and anything else a motorcyclist might need to properly drive in Michigan.
It is always wise to discuss your circumstances following a serious motorcycle accident with a Michigan lawyer who has experience handling motorcycle accident cases. We understand the physical, emotional and psychological hardships that motorcycle accident victims experience, and we can help. Call Michigan Auto Law at , or fill out our free consultation form.
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I was cut off when I was riding my motorcycle on Plymouth and Green in Ann Arbor. My humorous was shattered, my wrist was broken and now I have a brain injury and short-term memory loss to deal with.
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I was very impressed with Brandon, who settled my motorcycle accident lawsuit with very favorable results. My family and I felt we were in good hands with him and Michigan Auto Law.