Your decision to ride a motorcycle is your choice and right, and the mandatory helmet law for motorcyclists in Michigan is one step closer to being repealed. What does this mean for you as a motorcyclist? Soon, it’s possible that whether or not you need to wear a helmet while riding will be a choice that is in your hands as well.
For over 40 years, Michigan law has required motorcycle riders to wear a helmet on public roads. Now, a bill repealing this law has been introduced in the Michigan State Legislature and would allow riders age 21 or older to forgo helmets if they have at least $100,000 in personal liability insurance.
The bottom line is this: It’s your privilege to ride a motorcycle. However, motorcycle drivers are often blamed for an accident in which they are involved, even if there is no evidence to support this claim. There are different laws and insurance standards that can affect the personal injury case of a motorcycle driver – and if the mandatory Michigan motorcycle helmet law is repealed, that will impact your personal injury case too.
If you as a Michigan motorcycle driver are injured in a highway accident due to the negligence of another driver, it’s absolutely necessary to retain the services of a personal injury attorney at once. The insurance standards and laws to which motorcyclists are held are different than those for drivers of motor vehicles – but motorcycle drivers and riders are entitled to the same rights as all the vehicles with which they share the road.
Should the mandatory helmet law be repealed and you choose not to wear a helmet but are injured in a motorcycle accident, Femminineo Attorneys’ experienced personal injury lawyers will protect your rights and work to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.