Helmet Laws in Michigan
Recent Changes to Michigan Helmet Laws
Bike riders in the state of Michigan have long been required to wear a helmet when riding. This has led to lower fatality rates in accidents involving motorcycles. Recently, however, these laws have been altered to allow some exceptions. The mandatory helmet law has been repealed, and motorcyclists may now ride without a helmet if they meet certain stipulations. To be exempt from helmet requirements, you must be at least 21 years of age. You must also have had your motorcycle endorsement for at least two years; in lieu of this, you may also choose to pass a motorcycle safety course.
Lastly, you must have at least $20,000 worth of insurance benefits for the first-party, payable if you should become involved in a motorcycle accident. In order for a passenger to qualify for the "no helmet" allowance, he or she must also be at least 21 years old. Having a minimum of $20,000 insurance for the passenger (separate from the operator) is also required if the passenger desires to ride without a helmet. If you do not meet all of these conditions, you must wear a helmet to legally ride in the state of Michigan. Failure to do so could result in being ticketed by law enforcement.
Michigan Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you have been in a motorcycle accident, you will want a competent Michigan motorcycle accident lawyer on your side to advocate for your rights. By working with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney, you will greatly increase your chances of receiving a desirable case outcome. At Michigan Bikers Association, we understand what it's like to be a rider because each of our attorneys is a biker themselves. This unique perspective allows us incredible insight into motorcycle accident cases and enables us to provide top-notch legal counsel for this specific area of law. We are passionate about each of our cases as we strive to represent the biking community we are all a part of.
Many firms will accept motorcycle crash cases in addition to all the other personal injury cases they take on, but our firm handles motorcycle accident claims exclusively. This means that, when you enlist the support of one of our seasoned lawyers, you can trust us to dedicate all our resources to upholding your best interests and fighting for your rights. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe us anything unless we obtain a successful recovery for your case. Don't take a chance on just any law firm – go with the proven, experienced representation our firm provides.
To schedule your free initial consultation and learn how we can help you, contact a Michigan motorcycle accident attorney at our firm as soon as possible.