I have noticed over the last few years that almost every lawyer who does
Personal Injury now claims to be a Michigan
motorcycle accident specialist. Most of the time, if you look at their web sites, you will
see that they are also
"specialists" in Medical Malpractice, Truck Accidents, Dog Bites, Slip and Falls, Social
Security, and on, and on. You would think that lawyers would have some
idea what the word
"specialist" means. You simply can't be a specialist in
everything. But, there they are. Some of these lawyers have gone so far as to have
dedicated web sites stating that they are specialists in Michigan motorcycle
accidents. However, if you look past their dedicated web site, you will
find all of the other areas that they are
This office has specialized in Michigan motorcycle accident litigation
for over 25 years. Our practice is limited to Michigan motorcycle accidents
I have been a motorcycle rider since the late 60's when I was a college
student. I have owned Hondas, Triumphs, Yamahas, and Harley Davidsons.
I have been riding Harley Davidsons since the mid-80's. I currently
own a 1987 Low Rider and a 2004 Road King.
I have recently seen a web site where one of these so-called
"motorcycle accident specialists" in what I can only assume is referring to me, addresses the issue of
"lawyers who ride". This guy states
"should it be important to you in choosing your motorcycle lawyer
to have a lawyer who rides? - of course not". I beg to differ. Think about this situation:
You're in an automobile accident and have serious injuries. You and
your spouse contact an attorney to represent you. This lawyer expresses
his interest in your case and has you sign the requisite documents. Immediately
prior to your leaving his office, he states:
"I just thought that you should know that although I have no problem
representing your interest, I have not only never driven an automobile,
but I also never have been physically inside of one." My guess is that you would look at your spouse and state
"this is not the lawyer for us".
A lawyer who rides not only understand you, but understands the mechanics
of your motorcycle. We understand why, in certain instances, it is important
to lay your bike down and why, in some instances, you shouldn't. We
understand that a high side accident is created when the motorcycle regains
traction after beginning to skid and pitches the rider over the high side
of the bike. We understand a low side accident is where the bike loses
rear wheel traction, skids to the ground, with the rider remaining on
the low side. In 1996, I myself, was involved in a motorcycle accident
that put me in the hospital. Believe me, I know what it's like!
We know that when entering an intersection where a car is waiting to make
a left hand turn, you should not watch the car's driver, but watch
his left front wheel for movement. I have seen too many intersection motorcycle
accidents where my client says "I was watching the driver, he was
looking right at me, and then he turned when I got into the intersection".
They don't see you! Don't watch the driver for clues...watch that
left front wheel!
We have been sending newsletters with motorcycle tips and safety information
out to over 14,000 Michigan motorcycle riders for over 25 years. Most
of these so-called motorcycle accident lawyers haven't even been practicing
law for 25 years.
I personally have an AV rating, which is the highest rating in Martindale
Hubbell, presented by one's peers. Recently, the magazine
"dbusiness" rated the top lawyers in every field from
"zoning". Under the heading of
"Personal Injury", my name is first.
I am not aware of another lawyer in the State of Michigan that advertises
only. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident and have questions,
please feel free to
contact us at the number on this web site, 24/7. The call is free and the advice
is free. If we take your case, there is no fee whatsoever, unless you
receive a monetary recovery.