If you or your loved one has been killed or seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Michigan, you may have rights. Michigan law allows a representative of the deceased person’s estate, usually a family member, to file a lawsuit against the wrongdoer in order to recover damages.
While state law requires motorcyclists to wear helmets, because riders are exposed while out on the road, they are more likely to suffer serious injury if involved in an accident. Even a simple rear-end collision is typically far more dangerous for a person on a motorcycle than someone in a car. Motorcycle riders are also vulnerable to being hit by inattentive drivers and may be more likely to lose control on slippery or icy roads.
Because of the differences between a car accident and a motorcycle collision, you need a lawyer with experience in handling motorcycle claims. Some potential jurors may have negative ideas in their heads about people who ride motorcycles, and our lawyers can help weed out those biased jurors to give you the best shot at a fair trial.