Michigan Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

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Motorcyclists put themselves at increased risk of collision every day just by getting on their bikes. In accidents that involve another car, cyclists are typically not even at fault. Eighty percent of the time the collision is caused by negligent automobile drivers. As motorcycles are able to stop more quickly than cars, they tend to get rear-ended more often than any other motorist on the road. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

As with any vehicle, motorcycle accidents are a common hazard, and even more so than car accidents, the potential of having a fatal accident is high. It is reported that anywhere from 70 to 80 percent of all reported motorcycle accidents result in injury or death, while the injury/fatality rate of passenger vehicles is only 20 percent. This is because motorcycles offer no protection from the elements and absolutely no protective barrier for riders.

As motorcycle laws tend to differ from auto laws, you need to know your rights. A competent attorney will be able to walk you through the process, help you deal with the insurance companies, and assist you in finding long term medical treatment. Before you ever get in an accident, however, you should be preparing for the aftermath, and this means getting the proper insurance. For motorcyclists, there are a couple different types of coverage. One is uninsured motorist coverage, which pays for your injuries when someone who is uninsured hits you. Then there is underinsured motorist coverage, which pays you for your injuries when the person who is at fault has insurance coverage but their liability limit is not high enough to compensate you fully.

Often personal injury attorneys know doctors who will wait for payment until you get your settlement, and who are experienced at testifying in a court of law, so they can help your case. As a motorcycle driver you are 21 times more likely to die in an accident than car or truck drivers. Unfortunately, this also means injuries are more severe, exposing motorcyclists to higher medical costs and longer rehabilitation times. A qualified attorney will fight for all this and more. You should look for a lawyer that specializes in motorcycle accidents. This distinction is important as the experience of helping others in the same situation benefits your case. Michigan insurance laws can get confusing so trying to deal with it yourself is difficult. You should also have guidance when you purchase insurance. Find an insurance agent who is well-versed in the challenges facing motorcyclists in Michigan to ensure you have the proper coverage.

Many states set laws in favor of the insurance industry to protect them from the added risk of covering motorcyclists. In these situations, insurance companies will often drag their feet in getting you the compensation you deserve. It's beneficial to have an attorney looking out for your rights in these cases. If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, the good news is that most personal injury attorneys take cases on contingency. This means you do not pay the attorneys fees unless you win the case. Find an attorney in your area and get the representation you deserve so you can concentrate on your recovery.


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