There are a high percentage of drivers on Michigan streets and highways
that are violating state law by not carrying insurance. Unfortunately,
drivers who violate the law in this manner are also far more likely to
be involved in an accident. If a motorcyclist is hit by an uninsured driver,
the issues regarding compensation can become more complicated to resolve.
As a motorcycle rider, you carry your own insurance. You may have religiously
paid your premiums, possibly for years.
When it is time to file a claim, as you will be forced to do if the other
driver does not carry insurance, it can be a shock to discover that you
are offered a pitifully low settlement, one that doesn't even cover
your costs, much less damages such as loss of income from work, the costs
of rehabilitation and the replacement of a totaled bike. If you have been hit by an
uninsured driver, we urge you to contact the Michigan Bikers Association. We are team of
attorneys that ride, and our entire practice is focused upon protecting
the rights of injured riders in claims and lawsuits.
Your own insurance company will pay you damages, but they may not inform
you of all of the coverage you have; you could be told that you are only
due a specific amount, to the limits of your policy, and the information
is inaccurate, or you could struggle to get the claim paid within a reasonable
period of time. We are highly proficient in getting results with insurance
companies in these cases and we are well aware of how they operate. In
some cases, the delay creates a situation in which in desperation, the
injured party agrees to a settlement far less than they deserve. Don't
fall prey to these tactics, which are unfortunately, common in the industry.
Call Michigan Bikers Association for professional counsel that will protect your interests.