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Help for Motorcycle Accident Victims in Michigan

August 13, 2009 by Steven M. Gursten

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Has Released Online Resource Center to Answer Questions Following a Motorcycle Crash

The motorcycle accident lawyers of Michigan Auto Law deeply care about motorcycle safety, especially since in the past decade, an average of 76,000 people across the country suffered serious personal injury from motorcycle crashes. And about 3,900 motorcyclists have died from accidents during that time, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

To make matters worse, the motorcycle accident law in Michigan has many exceptions, and is very different than those for car accidents and truck accidents. That’s why it’s important for motorcycle accident victims, their families and their lawyers to understand motorcycle insurance laws, critical deadlines and exactly what happens when someone has been injured or killed in a crash.

To help protect motorcycle accident victims in Michigan, we have just released a comprehensive online resource center. It includes:

Motorcycle Accident FAQs
Our frequently asked questions page has information about motorcycle insurance, Michigan motorcycle accident law, crash helmets, wrongful death claims and roadway defects.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Crash
This outline reviews the most important steps recommended by our motorcycle accident lawyers, 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
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?
If a motorcyclist causes an accident in Michigan and is sued in a lawsuit for personal injuries, he will be liable for all of the damages that he causes. Insurance benefits for injured motorcyclists is also covered.

What Insurance is Required for Michigan Motorcyclists?
The only insurance a required 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.

Michigan Motorcycle Insurance Law
Our motorcycle accident lawyers clarify that a motorcycle is not considered a motor vehicle in Michigan, according to the no-fault law, and how this affects a case.

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 should cover the benefits.

Motorcycle Accident Types
There are many types of possible motorcycle accidents, which we group into three categories: motorcycle/car or truck, motorcycle/pedestrian and only motorcycle.

Michigan Motorcycle Insurance Protection for Catastrophic Injury
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
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 motorcycle helmet. Still, if you were involved in a motorcycle crash and you weren’t wearing a helmet, a motorcycle accident attorney can still file 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 governmental entity that has jurisdiction.

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 Motorcyclists
The motorcycle accident lawyers 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.

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 understand the physical, psychological and financial hardships motorcycle accident victims experience, and we can help. If you have questions or wish to speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer about your circumstances, please call Michigan Auto Law at (800) 777-0028.

Steven M. Gursten heads Michigan Auto Law. He is recognized as one of the nation’s top experts in serious automobile and motorcycle accident injury cases and insurance no-fault litigation. Gursten received the largest jury verdict for an auto accident and top reported overall settlement in Michigan in 2008, according to year-end verdicts and settlements reported by Michigan Lawyers Weekly. He is available for comment on motorcycle accident law in Michigan, motorcycle crashes and catastrophic personal injury.

– Photo courtesy of Creative Commons, by akeg

Michigan Auto Law is the largest law firm exclusively handling car accident, truck accident and motorcycle accident cases throughout the entire state. We have offices in Farmington Hills, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Sterling Heights. For more information, please read our law firm quick facts.

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