Michigan Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
We’re There to Fight For Our Motorcycle Clients Who Have Been Injured by Other Drivers
There are over 4 million motorcycles registered in the United States. Motorcycle fatalities represent approximately 5% of all highway fatalities each year, yet motorcycles represent just 2% of all registered vehicles in the United States. Approximately 80% of reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death.
Motorcycle injuries tend to be much more severe than injuries sustained in car accidents, and often include broken bones, head trauma, paraplegia and quadriplegia, and amputation. Even in low-speed crashes, motorcyclists and their passengers have very little protection against the significant impact involved in many crashes.
Our Michigan motorcycle accident attorneys represent clients who have been injured throughout Michigan, including those injured in Detroit and the surrounding communities. We have offices in Berkley, Lapeer, and Battle Creek, and are available to represent clients in all Michigan courts.
Sometimes there is a tendency to “blame the motorcyclist” for an accident. Some drivers see motorcycles as a nuisance. They believe that motorcyclists should always be operating defensively and that automobile drivers should have the right of way. When an accident occurs, these same people may blame motorcyclists for their injuries on the theory that the motorcyclists assumed a dangerous risk merely by riding a motorcycle.
We know that this is not the case. Most motorcyclists ride carefully. Motorcyclists also have equal rights on the road – the same as the drivers of cars and trucks.
When a motorcycle accident occurs, we want to discover all of the factors that contributed to the accident. We want to know whether the roadway itself had been properly maintained. We want to know whether a driver who hit the motorcyclist was impaired by drugs or alcohol, or whether the driver was distracted at the time of the accident (perhaps by cell phone usage or texting).
As with other vehicle accidents, we will often hire accident reconstructionists and experts to determine vehicle position and speed at the time of the accident. We will also want to interview any witnesses to find out any information that they can provide concerning the motorcycle accident.
By conducting a thorough accident investigation, we are then able to identify all those who we believe contributed to the accident. We then will seek to recover from these people based upon their share of the injuries and damage is obtained.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, or if a love one has been killed in a motorcycle accident, please call our firm.
We can meet with you at your convenience to learn about your case, and explain to you how we will seek to recover for you the full measure of damages that may be due to you from those responsible for causing the accident.
There is no cost or obligation for this meeting. If we represent you, we will serve as your lawyers on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will not owe us any fees unless and until we recover a settlement or jury award for you.