Category: Motorcycle Accidents

June 28, 2014

University of Michigan student aims to make motorcyclists more comfortable with air-conditioning-like device for helmets Critics of motorcycle helmet laws often say they are uncomfortable and hot, which leads to more accidents. This is despite studies that show motorcycle helmets do not cause heat discomfort – or restrict vision and interfere with hearing. Nevertheless, if riders …

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May 19, 2014

Motorcycle accident victims want to know if the Michigan mini tort law will cover the cost of some of their motorcycle repairs As the weather finally warms up to bearable temps after our polar vortex winter, we’re seeing more and more motorcyclists out and about. And although it’s still early in the season, our attorneys …

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May 10, 2014

During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, motorcyclists must watch out for potholes – which are an accident trap that’s often too late to avoid May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Spring is perfect timing for this safety month, as the motorcycles are already out in force. The problem is, so are the potholes.  After the harsh …

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November 7, 2013

Riders who claim they don’t wear motorcycle helmets while traveling at low speeds are wrong, putting themselves at risk for serious brain injury There are some motorcyclists who say they don’t need to wear a  helmet if they’re traveling at low speeds, or when they’re “just puttering around town.” But such a belief is based …

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October 17, 2013

I’ve written about the mistake of Michigan’s motorcycle helmet repeal law.  And sadly, another recent death illustrates the problem of  foreseeable and tragic motorcycle accidents that involve speeding, drinking and riders without helmets. A 26-year-old woman from Brighton, was recently killed after the motorcycle she was riding on as a passenger crashed, according to a …

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October 11, 2013

If the U.S. adopted a system of tiered licensing like Japan, deaths and injuries from SuperSport (crotch rocket) motorcycle crashes would fall Fact: Motorcycle riders who ride SuperSports have higher fatality rates than those who ride other motorcycles. The death rate for SuperSport motorcycle accidents is four times higher than the death rate for those …

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September 28, 2013

Because out-of-state auto insurer filed a ‘3163 certification,’ the motorcyclist met the exception to general rule disallowing PIP benefits for non-residents The general rule under Michigan’s No Fault Law is that out-of-state motorcyclists who are injured in a motorcycle accident involving a car or truck are disqualified from collecting No Fault insurance benefits (also known …

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September 5, 2013

I came across this  list of the 6 characteristics of safe motorcycle riders.  It was authored by  Lorrie Laing of Cambridge Systematics, Inc. at the Governors Highway Safety Association Annual Meeting, Sept. 1, 2009. I do not know Lorrie Laing personally, but I’ve handled enough  serious motorcycle crashes in my own legal career (and possibly …

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August 14, 2013

Ludicrous! ABATE chooses to ignore the spike in motorcycle accident deaths and injuries The motorcycle lobby group ABATE – which is more responsible than any other interest group for the motorcycle helmet law repeal – is contending that the motorcycle helmet repeal has been a positive for Michigan. Sure it has. Unless you’re one of …

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