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Motorcycle Accident Claims

Nowadays, people are increasingly choosing to ride motorcycles in the United States since they are often more fuel-efficient as a form of transportation and their smaller size allows greater ease in parking. Unfortunately, the rising popularity of motorcycle riding has simultaneously led to a lot more accidents involving these vehicles as well. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in the year 2017 alone, those traveling on a motorcycle were known to be at least 27 times more likely to be killed than those in a car.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, there is no time to delay. You need to immediately get in touch with our motorcycle accident lawyers in Muskegon. Here at West Michigan Injury Lawyers, PLC, we are ready to defend you with aggression and dedication.

Motorcycle Laws in Michigan

To ride a motorcycle in Michigan, there are some important rules you must follow to ensure your own safety and the safety of others. Many of the restrictions depend on your age and amount of insurance. If you are over the age of 21 and possess at least $20,000 in medical insurance, this is the only time you can ride without a helmet.

Before you drive, all your equipment must first be in good condition, including the mirrors, brakes, lights, horn, and seat. While you drive, you also are responsible for clearly using the appropriate signal and warning lights. Otherwise, you could share liability in an accident if you have not correctly or consistently followed the right guidelines.

Call us today at (855) 933-0102 when you have recently been involved in a motorcycle accident.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

There are numerous ways that motorcycles can become involved in accidents. Unfortunately, because they are smaller than automobiles, they also tend to be damaged more intensively.

Some of the most common reasons for a motorcyclist getting involved in an accident include:

  • Mistaken or poorly signaled lane changes
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Speeding on the highway
  • Blind spots where drivers of cars and motorcyclists can’t see each other
  • Car doors suddenly opening without warning
  • Lane splitting without warning
  • Sudden left turns in narrow streets
  • Sudden stops with insufficiently placed or missing signals
  • Inexperienced or untrained drivers

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

When you have been involved in an accident, the first thing to do is get medical attention. Even if you do not initially feel pain, the aftershocks will soon appear after several minutes. Once an ambulance is on the way, it is essential to get details such as names, addresses, insurance numbers, and the vehicle description and registration of all involved parties and potential witnesses.

Once you collect these essential items, as well as as many photographs as you can, immediately call our office of West Michigan Injury Lawyers, PLC. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Muskegon are ready to help you claim for damages you have unduly suffered, often for a car driver’s negligence.

Contact us now at (855) 933-0102 so that you know what to do during this traumatic experience.

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Our Victories

  • $625,000 Loss of Vision

    Settlement for a man who suffered a loss of vision in his left eye, after falling from his bike, when his bike tire hit an excavated portion of sidewalk that had no markings, barriers, or warnings.

  • $500,000 Truck Accident

    Ottawa County case settlement for mother injured in a contested liability trucking accident.

  • $500,000 Truck Accident

    Muskegon County settlement for mother who was driving her children to have Christmas portraits done when a pick-up truck doing snow plowing backed in front of her vehicle.

  • $400,000 Drunk Driver

    Newaygo County settlement for man seriously injured by a drunk driver.

  • $370,000 Auto Accident

    Muskegon County settlement for Muskegon County resident seriously injured in a head-on auto accident.

  • $250,000 Truck Accident

    Barry County settlement for man injured by an improperly parked pickup truck.

  • $245,000 Bus Accident

    settlement for high school student injured as a result of severe spinal injury sustained while bus he was occupying struck something in the road to propel him out of his seat and suffer extensive spinal injuries.

  • $175,000 Car Accident

    Kent County settlement for client injured as a result of rear-end auto accident.

  • $175,000 Car Accident

    Kent County settlement for gentlemen injured in shopping plaza road head-on accident by young lady who was believed to have been texting or distracted.

  • $175,000 Truck Accident

    Kent County settlement for young lady struck while in a ditch in a disabled car that spun out of control on snowy roads when a semi-truck also slid into the ditch.