Tag: motorcycle insurance

June 18, 2012

SMARTER motorcycle safety group newsletter includes insurance advice from Michigan Auto Law attorney Dan Petterson is a motorcycle safety advocate. SMARTER is a motorcycle safety group, and it stands for Skilled Motorcyclist Association — Responsible, Trained and Educated Riders, Inc. In the past issue of the SMARTER newsletter, I was asked if I could give …

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April 16, 2012

Motorcycle lawyer advice on the proper insurance coverage now for motorcyclists The bill designed to repeal our 40-year-old law requiring Michigan motorcyclists to wear a helmet was signed into law by Governor Snyder on Thursday. Now the law requiring Michigan motorcycle owners to ride with a helmet is no more, as our motorcycle lawyers had …

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October 12, 2011

Michigan motorcycle accident lawyer says new proposed legislation is a step in the right direction to protecting motorcycle owners and operators – and taxpayers SB 720: No-Fault, motorcycle, helmets (Kahn, Saginaw), requires motorcyclists who elect to ride without a helmet to purchase unlimited personal injury protection benefits. The bill deals primarily with who will pay …

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August 25, 2011

Michigan motorcycle accident attorney explains how insurance works in this common motorcycle crash scenario I’ve written about different types of motorcycle accidents and how a biker’s insurance would apply. But I missed one common scenario – when two motorcyclists collide with each other. This subject came up again just last week, when two riders were …

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July 13, 2011

Top three most common motorcycle crashes and what insurance will cover you I’ve been blogging a lot lately on insurance for motorcycle riders in Michigan. It’s a complicated subject, given that our state does not consider a motorcycle a “motor vehicle.” So insurance for motorcycle crashes is different than that for car accidents or truck …

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July 7, 2011

Motorcycle accident attorney discusses new Michigan Court of Appeals opinion awarding UIM to injured motorcyclist after crash with uninsured driver I want to share an important recent motorcycle accident case from the Michigan Court of Appeals. A motorcycle accident victim was able to collect underinsured motorist coverage (UIM) coverage for her motorcycle, despite not specifically …

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April 20, 2011

Motorcycle accident lawyer explains Michigan’s motorcycle insurance laws [IMPORTANT UPDATE: Effective 2013, Michigan’s motorcycle helmet law was repealed, resulting in new motorcycle insurance requirements. To learn about the current motorcycle insurance requirements for helmeted and unhelmeted motorcycle operators and riders, please click here for our October 7, 2016, blog post, “What are the motorcycle insurance …

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