Michigan Motorcycle Accident FAQ
What types of financial damages can I receive after a motorcycle accident?
No-fault insurance benefits are paid to any Michigan biker who is injured
in an accident
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get more answers to your questions by contacting a
Michigan motorcycle accident lawyer