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Answers From The Legal Team Who Know Michigan Motorcycle Accidents

Each year, thousands of Michigan motorcycle accidents take place. Lives are changed due to the injuries that occur and the expenses that pile up. The Kajy Law Michigan motorcycle accident team has acquired insights into every aspect of these accidents, and we want to share this information with Michigan riders to help them make the best decisions possible.

Answers From Attorneys Who Know Michigan Motorcycle Accidents

The laws surrounding Michigan motorcycle accidents are different from every other type of accident. Because they are so unique, Kajy Law has a dedicated team who only work on motorcycle accidents and nothing else. 

One major difference that sets motorcycles apart is how they’re classified in Michigan. Unlike other modes of transportation such as cars or trucks, motorcycles are not classified as motor vehicles in the state of Michigan. This affects what steps to take after a motorcycle accident occurs, who is responsible for paying bills, and how to receive compensation.

To give our clients every advantage possible, Kajy Law has selected experienced, educated Michigan motorcycle lawyers, paralegals, and other legal professionals who know exactly what steps to take at every point of the legal process.

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  • Immediate legal action from our Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers as they lay the groundwork to win your case.
  • Free personal consultations to answer any questions and concerns you have, along with guidance on what to do and how to get your needs cared for.
  • Never worry about paying out of pocket thanks to our No-Fee Guarantee. We let you focus on getting the care and help you need instead of worrying about legal bills or fees.
  • Rest easy knowing our team is hard at work on your case behind the scenes. You’ll get the highest settlement possible thanks to the education, training, and experience of our motorcycle accident lawyers.

We know Michigan motorcycle accidents inside and out. So in order to help you understand what steps to take, our team has answered some of the most common questions people ask after a Michigan motorcycle accident.

What Causes Michigan Motorcycle Accidents?

Since Kajy Law’s Michigan motorcycle accident attorneys only focus on these unique types of cases, they know how important understanding the causes of motorcycles are to your case. Here a the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Michigan:

Motorcyclist error
Sadly, many motorcyclists cause a Michigan motorcycle accident themselves. This may result from riding while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding or riding recklessly, or failing to properly inspect or maintain their motorcycle before a ride.

Passenger vehicle driver error
Other drivers are often at fault for a Michigan motorcycle accident, which is almost never on purpose. For example, these drivers may have been driving carelessly, distracted, failed to stop or yield, or were driving recklessly.

Other causes
In other motorcycle accident cases, the cause may be attributed to road conditions or other circumstances. For example, a hazard on the road, inclement weather, or a defective motorcycle part may have caused them to lose control of their motorcycle.

Learn other causes of Michigan motorcycle accidents and what damages can be recovered from them. >>

What Should I Do After A Motorcycle Accident?

Rather than worry about what happened or who was at fault right after an accident, your primary focus should be on taking the correct steps to put yourself in the best position to get the medical care and compensation you deserve.

First and foremost, your primary concern needs to be your own health and safety. That means you should move to a safe area and seek any emergency medical treatment if necessary.

However, if you’re medically able to stay at the scene of the Michigan motorcycle accident, it is best to remain there, contact the police, and wait for them to arrive.

While at the accident scene, you should also do the following:

  • Obtain any other driver’s details who were involved in the accident
  • Document what happened, which includes taking pictures of the vehicles, damages, injuries, and obtaining eyewitness accounts

After the motorcycle accident, make sure to take these steps:

  • Seek the full medical attention you need from doctors, making sure to follow through with any prescribed treatments for injuries
  • Contact a Michigan Motorcycle Accident Attorney who will help ensure that your medical bills get paid and will guide you as you contact your insurance company
  • Maintain good records of everything related to the accident, which includes any injuries, ongoing medical treatments, and other effects the accident had on your life

While these are the most important steps to take after a Michigan motorcycle accident, it’s also just as important to avoid making certain mistakes.

Learn what mistakes to avoid after a Michigan motorcycle accident. >>

Who Pays After a Michigan Motorcycle Accident?

Unlike auto accidents, the responsibility for who pays medical bills from a motorcycle accident is arranged in a certain order according to Michigan law.

Part of the reason for this is because motorcycles are not classified as motor vehicles in Michigan. As a result, there is a different process when it comes time to pay for bills related to a Michigan motorcycle accident.

To help you understand who may pay after a Michigan motorcycle accident, we’ll use the following scenario:

A motorcyclist is struck by a car.

  1. First to pay for medical bills is the car owner or registrant’s insurance company.
    But if they don’t have insurance, then:
  2. The insurance company of the driver/operator of the car pays.
    And if they also don’t have insurance, then:
  3. The auto insurance of the motorcycle driver/operator pays.
    And if they don’t have insurance, then finally:
  4. The auto insurance of the motorcycle owner will be required to pay.

While this is a general scenario that shows who often pays after a motorcycle accident, it may not match what happened to you. For example, there may be other contributing circumstances that result in someone else paying after a motorcycle accident.

Learn about what legal options may be available to you after a Michigan motorcycle accident. >>

What Damages Can I Recover After A Michigan Motorcycle Accident?

As noted above, Michigan motorcycle accidents are handled very differently from car accidents. As a result, the damages that can be recovered from an accident can vary a great deal. This greatly depends on your unique accident and the circumstances surrounding it.

However, regardless of what happened, it’s likely that your first bills will be your medical bills. For accident victims with motorcycle insurance coverage, Personal Injury Protection benefits (or PIP) that are available to help with these medical bills.

While this is not an exhaustive list, the following are some of the PIP benefits that are likely available:

  • Medical expenses
  • Attendant care
  • Household replacement services
  • Lost wages

Not surprisingly, your motorcycle accident case may be different, allowing you to recover additional damages to those listed above.

Find out what other damages may be recovered from your Michigan motorcycle accident. >>

Michigan Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Our attorneys comb through a wide variety of information on motorcycle accidents to provide the understanding needed to help our clients with their cases.

This information includes the annual report published by the state of Michigan that documents motorcycle accidents in various ways, including background information surrounding those accidents.

Here are some of the most important accident statistics from this report:

  • There were 3,175 Michigan motorcycle accidents, 187 more than the previous year
  • 166 of these motorcycle accidents were fatal
  • Two pedestrians were killed a result of motorcycle accidents

However, there are other statistics that reveal important information about the time and place that most motorcycle accidents occurred.

Learn more about when and where most Michigan motorcycle accidents took place. >>

Get Help From Attorneys Who Only Work On Michigan Motorcycle Accidents

You need specialized help to know who’s responsible for your accident, how your bills will be paid, what laws apply, and how to maximize your settlement.

Kajy Law’s Motorcycle Accident Team up has successfully represented hundreds of injured motorcyclists just like you. They know exactly how to get you and your loved ones the compensation you deserve while providing help and support throughout the entire process.

Having successfully represented motorcyclists from Detroit to Dearborn to Southfield to Warren and all across Michigan, our motorcycle accident lawyers work tirelessly to make sure our clients receive every penny from their accident.

Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Today

Our accident attorneys have won over 2,500 cases for Michigan accident victims like you. Let us use our thorough knowledge of state and federal laws to maximize your settlement after your Michigan motorcycle accident.

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