Recent Posts in Michigan Biker Category

New Law for Motorcycle Riders Signed by Governor

We have learned that the Governor has signed into law House Bill 4854 which waives the written test, and driving skills test for all motorcycle riders applying for a new motorcycle endorsement (CY) if ...
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Senate Bill 527 Proposed to Reinstate Helmet Law

On September 29 Senate Bill 527 was introduced by Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) to require that all motorcyclists and passengers wear crash helmets while riding. As most of you know, it is now ...
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June 15 is Ride to Work Day!

The 24th annual Ride to Work Day will be on June 15. Historically, the number of riders on the road that day will be DOUBLE the usual amount. This is a great thing for bikers. The more the auto ...
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Michigan Bikers Association Gives Away Free Custom Motorcycle

On July 28, during Detroit Bike Week at Canterbury Village, I gave away the custom built Poor Boy Choppers motorcycle to one lucky guy. You had to be present to win....and he was!! When I announced ...
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PAY IT FORWARD: Giving away a Free Motorcycle

This office has been representing motorcycle riders throughout Michigan for over 25 years. That is ALL we do. No truck accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, social security, etc. ONLY ...
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Motorcycles and Deer Crashes

Did you know that there is an organization in Michigan called "Michigan Deer Crash Coaliton?" Well, there is. With good reason. There were approximately 8,000 motor vehicle and motorcycle ...
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Carroll Shelby Dies

I know that Carroll Shelby had nothing to do with motorcycles, and this is a motorcycle accident blog, but there hasn't been anyone involved in motor sports more interesting than Carroll Shelby. ...
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Why You Need a Lawyer Who Rides

I have been riding motorcycles for the past 40 years. When I began my practice of law, I was a criminal attorney. The firm that employed me represented a number of the motorcycle clubs in the Detroit ...
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$975,000 Settlement for Lansing Motorcycle Accident

This week we settled a case for a woman who was riding on the back of her boyfriend's motorcycle when it was struck by a pickup moving over into their lane. She suffered a knee fracture, which ...
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High Visibility (Being Seen)

One of the main reasons, if not THE main reason that cars cause motorcycle crashes, is that the drivers simply don't see motorcycles. I've represented hundreds of motorcycle riders who have ...
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What do Hells Angels and Harley Davidson have in common?

Besides the fact that most members of Hells Angels ride Harley Davidson motorcycles, it seems that they both are fairly litigious. If you appropriate the Harley Davidson logo in any way, the ...
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LOOKING FOR A KAWASAKI? GO TO COSTCO!

On July 1, Kawasaki Motors Corp. rolled out it's "Costco Customer Referral Program" on a nationwide basis. The program allows Costco Club members to purchase Kawasaki motorcycles at a ...
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Motorcycle Apps

Many of you have smart phones. With these, we have the opportunity to install "apps". For those of you riding bikes with a sound system, I have found a very cool app for i phones. It's called "Cycle ...
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What is a Motorcycle Under Michigan Law?

I recently represented a rider in the Flint area who was injured by a "left turner" talking on a cell phone. He told me,(and the police officer) that his bike was a moped. It was a "step through" bike ...
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We've Got Your Back

We always take care of our clients. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, we can help. Please read this recent note from one of our satisfied clients. "I can't thank your office enough ...
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You May Be Able To Collect Money Even If You Were At Fault

I have a client who three years ago ran his motorcycle into the back of a van which was stopped at a red light. There was no question that he was at fault in this accident. However, due to the wording ...
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Why Do I Ride?

I am sure many of you are asked “Why Do You Ride?”. There’s the old saying “If I have to explain it to you, you wouldn’t understand”. I recall reading once a ...
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Two Up Riding

If you decide to take a friend or family member along to enjoy the experience, remember this is a serious responsibility. The implications of crashing with a passenger can be twice as tragic. Adding a ...
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Ride to Eat

"It's not the destination, it's the ride." We've all heard that phrase. Maybe this time, it's the destination. My friend Ray Peabody at Midwest Motorcyclist turned me on to ...
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Riding in the Rain

If you live in Michigan, there is no question that you will be, at some time, riding in the rain. It is unavoidable. I have some suggestions from a Harley Davidson Riders Edge Instructor: Slow down ...
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Motorcycle Accidents Only

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, ...
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