Helmet Laws in Michigan

Recent Changes to Michigan Helmet Laws

In Michigan, bikers have long been required to wear a helmet. This has led to lower fatality rates in motorcycle accidents. Recently, however, these laws have been altered to allow some exceptions.

The mandatory helmet law has been repealed, which means motorcyclists may now ride without a helmet if they meet certain stipulations.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, and
  • Have had your motorcycle endorsement for at least two years; or
  • Pass a motorcycle safety course.

Insurance Requirements for the "No Helmet" Allowance

In order to ride without a helmet, you must also 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 and have a minimum of $20,000 insurance for themselves (separate from the operator).

If you do not meet all of these conditions, then you must wear a helmet to legally ride a motorcycle in the state of Michigan. Failure to do so could result in being ticketed by law enforcement.

Motorcycle Accidents

Do You Need a Michigan Motorcycle Accident Attorney?

After you have been in a motorcycle accident, you need a competent Michigan motorcycle accident lawyer on your side right away to advocate for your rights. By working with a experienced attorney, you will greatly increase your chances of receiving a desirable case outcome.

At Michigan Biker Law, 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. We are passionate about each of our cases as we strive to represent the biking community of which we are a part.

Many firms accept motorcycle crash cases on top of all the other personal injury cases they take on, but not us. 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 fighting for your rights. We also work on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe us anything unless we obtain a successful recovery for your case.

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