Michigan Motorcycle Accident FAQ

What Types of Financial Damages Can I Recover for My Motorcycle Accident?

No-fault insurance benefits are paid to any Michigan biker who is injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle.” There are essentially three benefits: Medical Bills, Wage Loss, and Replacement Services. If you are in an accident in Michigan with another vehicle when riding your motorcycle, and your motorcycle is insured, then you are entitled to the above-mentioned PIP benefits of Medical Bills, Wage Loss and Replacement Services. These benefits are available to you, if your motorcycle is insured, regardless of who causes the accident.

There is also the issue of Attendant Care benefits. This can be available to a Michigan Biker, regardless of who caused the accident. These Attendant Care benefits are available to bikers who have suffered significant injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident in the State of Michigan. If the biker is unable to care for himself/herself, an assistant may be hired to provide these services. It is important to note that this assistant can be the husband, a wife, a friend, a neighbor, or, in some instances, a child. These Attendant Care benefits may last for a period of days up to a lifetime. In some instances, this benefit is paid for 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Again, you are entitled to this benefit, regardless of who causes the accident.

There is also a “bodily injury” claim. This is your claim to recover damages for pain and suffering, disfigurement or wrongful death.

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What Happens if I'm in a Motorcycle Accident with an Uninsured Driver?

It is unfortunately a possibility that a rider will be injured in an accident with a driver who is uninsured or underinsured. In these cases, our attorneys will work to recover the highest amount of financial compensation possible from the other driver's insurance policy, as well as from your own insurance coverage. This is one reason we highly recommend that any rider purchase uninsured motorist coverage for his or her insurance policy. A recent survey actually showed that approximately one-fourth of Michigan drivers are uninsured.

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If I Caused the Accident, Can I Still Seek Financial Damages?

Even if you caused the motorcycle accident, you may still be entitled to financial damages, or personal injury protection (PIP) benefits, under Michigan law. In fact, our attorneys have successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of clients who were the sole cause of their motorcycle accidents.

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Do I Need an Attorney?

This is a common question that many riders have in the wake of a motorcycle accident. Do they really need an attorney? Though you are not required by law to have an attorney represent you in handling your insurance claim after a Michigan motorcycle accident, having a legal professional to protect your rights in this matter may make all the difference in the outcome of your case. We have found that motorcycle riders are often targeted and blamed for causing accidents, even when they were not at fault. An attorney can work to prove that you did not cause an accident while seeking full financial damages on your behalf.

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Get more answers by contacting a Michigan motorcycle accident lawyer!