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Though motorcycles are not considered a motor vehicle (classification: a vehicle with more than two wheels), motorcycle drivers and riders are entitled to all the same rights as other vehicles with which they share the road.
However, when automobile or truck drivers fail to drive safely, their negligence can lead to accidents with motorcycles, many of which are serious and result in life-threatening injuries or fatalities.
Motorcyclists who are injured in an accident with another vehicle are entitled to seek compensation. In the state of Michigan, a motorcycle is not considered a motor vehicle per the no-fault law. Therefore, motorcyclists are exempt from purchasing no-fault insurance coverage, though motorcycle insurance is still required by law. When an accident occurs involving a motorcycle and other cars or trucks on the road, Michigan’s no-fault insurance benefits will typically be available to motorcyclists who already have motorcycle insurance.
Unfortunately, quite often, motorcycle drivers are blamed for the accident in question, whether or not clear evidence is available to support this claim.
This is why it is absolutely necessary for any motorcycle driver or rider who is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle to retain the services of a personal injury attorney immediately. An experienced personal injury lawyer will protect your rights and work to ensure that you receive appropriate compensation to accommodate your present and future needs.
The motorcycle accidents laws in Michigan are different from the laws that apply for automobile accidents or truck accidents. Your experienced personal injury lawyer will have detailed knowledge of these exceptions as well as motorcycle insurance laws. The attorney you choose to represent you in your motorcycle accident case will be able to answer your questions about specific motorcycle laws in Michigan, while also being well-versed about motorcycle insurance, wrongful death claims, negligence lawsuits, hit-and-run motorcycle accidents, at-fault claims, no-fault insurance benefits, insurance protection for catastrophic injury, first-party and third-party motorcycle accident claims, the statute of limitations for claims, crash helmets and Michigan helmet laws, and accidents caused by defects in the road.