Sadly, motorcyclists have very little protection when they are riding down the highway. Oftentimes, the only thing between them and the road is their clothing. Also, given that helmet use is not required by for many motorcyclists over the age of 21, they are even more exposed to dangerous conditions and serious injury.
Many other motorists continue to put these motorcyclists at further risk by failing to keep an eye out for them. Indeed, no matter how safe or conscientious you may be on your motorcycle, you have little hope of avoiding an accident if another motorist pulls out in front of you with no warning or, alternatively, changes lanes without checking his or her blind spots.
At Oakes Law Group, we are dedicated to providing those injured in motorcycle accidents with personalized and first-class legal representation. Regardless of the circumstances of your collision, we will work tirelessly to help you obtain the best recovery possible. Trust our experienced legal team of committed motorcycle accident attorneys and legal professionals to handle your case.
Seeking compensation or benefits can be tricky following motorcycle crashes in Michigan, particularly since motorcycle owners are only required to have liability coverage. Unlike other motor vehicles, they do not have to carry the same no-fault insurance coverage.
However, it is important to note that if a motorcyclist is injured in an accident with another car or truck, he or she may be able to make a claim for with the insurance provider of the other vehicle. Keep in mind, benefits are possible regardless of who is at fault, and may include lifetime medical benefits and compensation for lost wages.
But if another vehicle is not involved, you will likely not be eligible for such benefits, unless you purchased additional coverage. Given these complex rules and laws, it is always best to contact a motorcycle accident lawyer no matter the situation.
If you have questions about your legal rights and legal options following a motorcycle accident, contact Oakes Law Group, today for a FREE legal consultation with an experienced attorney. You can reach out to us online or call us at 1 (888) 866-5711. We service clients throughout Lansing, Grand Rapids, Saginaw and Muskegon, MI.