Detroit Multi-Vehicle Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you or someone you love has been injured in a multi-vehicle motorcycle accident, Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys is here to help you put your life back together. Even careful and experienced motorcycle drivers can be injured when other drivers are careless on the road. Unfortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that fatalities in a motorcycle accident are 27 times more likely to occur than in passenger vehicle accidents.
If someone else was responsible for your accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Fortunately, you don’t have to put yourself through any more pain by handling your legal battle alone. Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys is ready to help you handle tricky legal matters while you focus on your physical recovery.
Contact the Detroit multi-vehicle motorcycle accident lawyers of Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys today at (248) 948-9696 or take a minute to fill out our online form to get the legal help you need. We have helped countless accident victims just like you get the financial compensation they need to pay their bills, repair or replace their damaged bike, and move on with their lives. We’re ready to help you do the same. Contact us now.
Why Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
Hiring an experienced Detroit attorney to fight for you after being injured in a multi-vehicle motorcycle accident is the best decision you can make for both yourself and your family. During this challenging time, you should be focusing on what is most important: recovering from your injuries and spending time with your loved ones. Your legal team will do all of the complex legal legwork required to get you the money you are owed. This includes investigating the accident, negotiating with the insurance companies, and pursuing litigation if necessary.
When you work with Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys, you can rest easy knowing that your needs are our top priority. Your best interests are our number one concern, and we are ready to fight aggressively to make sure that you and your family are protected and that justice is served.
What Causes a Multi-Vehicle Motorcycle Accident?
Good motorcyclists understand how important balance, coordination, and judgment are when it comes to the safe operation of a motorcycle. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), about half of motorcycle accident deaths happen in accidents that involve other vehicles. IIHS data shows that 43% of multi-vehicle motorcycle accident fatalities were caused when a motorcyclist was going straight and a passenger vehicle carelessly turned left into the bike. Other causes of multi-vehicle accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Speeding or tailgating
- Failure observe traffic signals or stop signs
- Failure to signal turns or observe other vehicles when changing lanes
- Failure to give enough stopping distance or braking in time
- Vehicle defects or parts malfunction
If you have been hurt in a multi-vehicle motorcycle accident, it is possible that more that one party might share responsibility for what happened to you. An experienced attorney will examine the facts surrounding the accident and may discover that one or more parties may owe you compensation for your injuries and damage to your property, among other things.
Does It Matter If I Was Wearing a Helmet?
Motorcyclists in Michigan are no longer required to wear a helmet while driving their bike if they:
- are at least 21 years of age;
- have $20,000 or more in first-party medical insurance coverage; and
- have either passed a motorcycle safety course approved by the state OR have had a motorcycle endorsement for a minimum of two years.
Passengers are also excused from wearing a helmet if they are 21 years old or older and have an additional $20,000 of medical insurance coverage required by the motorcycle driver.
This state law can be confusing and easily manipulated by insurance companies. Whether or not you were wearing a helmet can definitely come in to play when assessing your compensation, and the legal team at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys can assess and explain all the small details of your case.
What Compensation Can I Receive for a Multi-Vehicle Motorcycle Accident?
Every accident and lawsuit is unique, and no two will have the same results. Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to recover some or all of the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Current and/or future lost earnings
- Lost earning capacity
- Disability or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering (physical or mental)
- Loss of enjoyment of life or companionship
A motorcycle accident attorney will be able to determine which kinds of compensation you might be eligible for after reviewing the particular details of your case.
Contact a Detroit Multi-Vehicle Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
Having an experienced trial lawyer from Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys is a powerful tool to have on your side if you or a loved one has been injured in a multi-vehicle motorcycle accident. Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys has the experience, knowledge, and compassion you need on your side. Call Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys at (248) 948-9696, fill out a contact form, or chat with us live today to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation. We are here to fight for you, and will work hard to get you the compensation you are owed for your claim.