Have You Been Seriously Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
People who ride motorcycles must take extreme caution while commuting on open roads or highways. Because motorcycles do not have a protective steal frame, motorcycle riders have a much greater chance of sustaining painful, debilitating, and life-altering injuries in the event of an accident. In fact, motorcycle riders are much more susceptible to catastrophic injuries than people who transport in all other types of vehicles, including cars, trucks, and SUVs. Victims of motorcycle accidents frequently suffer from head trauma, brain & spinal cord injuries, broken bones, internal bleeding, crushed limbs and organs, paralysis, permanent disability, amputations, and even death.
How Motorcycle Accidents Happen
According to studies by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 75% of all motorcycle accidents and 50% of fatal accidents, involve two vehicles. The second is usually a car, and the motorcyclist almost always fares worse.
The most common factors in motorcycle accidents include:
- Inexperienced riders or drivers
- Alcohol & drugs
- Distractions (texting, talking on a cell phone, eating)
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Not using a turn signal
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Lane splitting
- Poor weather conditions
- Unexpected obstacles
- Over braking
- Vehicle defects
- Road defects (potholes, broken asphalt)
- Harassment and road rage
- Failing to wear protective gear (helmet, leather)
Taking Legal Action after a Michigan Motorcycle Accident
Due to the catastrophic injuries which often results from motorcycle accidents, it is crucial that you have an experienced lawyer on your side who can accurately evaluate the value of your claim and help you receive fair compensation for your damages. When you are facing mounting medical bills and time missed from work while you recover, your motorcycle accident can become financially crippling for you and your family. The stakes are too high to trust your case to an inexperienced lawyer.
Michigan motorcycle accident law has many peculiarities, and often is different than the law for automobile or truck accidents. This is so, because motorcycles do not technically fall under Michigan’s No-Fault Insurance laws. At Baldwin Legal Services PLLC, our motorcycle accident lawyer has been handling numerous motorcycle crash cases for over a decade and can assist Michigan motorcycle accident victims and their families a better understanding of Michigan’s motorcycle insurance laws and what happens after someone has been seriously injured or wrongfully killed in a crash. If you have questions or wish to speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer about your circumstances, please call 877-886-1441 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
We Know Motorcycle Accidents, and We Know the Law
The insurance company wants to settle your case as soon as possible – and for as little money as possible. After an accident, you need time to determine just how serious your injury is, what medical treatment or physical therapy you need, and how much your lost wages will be. Therefore, it is crucial to retain a qualified personal injury attorney who is well-versed in Michigan-specific laws regarding motorcycle accident claims to achieve maximum compensation. At Baldwin Legal Services PLLC, our attorney has a history of success handling motorcycle accident cases throughout the State of Michigan. Our motorcycle accident attorney has a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Insurance Law and knows how to protect you from the insurance companies, and to present your claim in the best way possible to ensure your rights are protected and that you get the maximum compensation available.
How Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help
We can help you:
- Establish liability by preserving evidence and interviewing witnesses
- Ensure you receive the proper medical care as you recover from your injuries
- Help you understand the law, including statute of limitations periods
- Collect the necessary medical records and help you document your injuries properly so that you receive full compensation
- Ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are rightfully entitled
- Negotiate a settlement that takes into account all future medical and financial needs.
Baldwin Legal Services PLLC provides outstanding services for motorcycle accident victims. We are intimately familiar with the complex body of personal injury, liability, and motorcycle laws that affect a client’s case. In cases of serious personal injury, including back, spinal cord, head, burn, brain injury, and, most tragically, wrongful death, our motorcycle accident attorney has the expertise and knowledge necessary to seek the most favorable case outcome. Our client-focused approach, track record of sizeable verdicts and settlements, and reputation for success attracts motorcycle accident victims from throughout the state.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, please call 877-886-1441 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Home and hospital visits are available upon request. We will work diligently to ensure that you recover the full measure of compensation to which you are entitled.