Our Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a 56 year old women who was injured while riding as a passenger on her husband's motorcycle. An uninsured driver turned left in front of the motorcycle causing the motorcycle crash. The crash resulted in a knee injury. She underwent surgery on her knee. In addition to the orthopedic injuries, the knee surgery resulted in a serious permanent disfigurement.
The public often thinks that bikers are responsbile for motorcycle accidents, however statistics show that most motorcycle crash injuries in Michigan are caused by the negligence of another driver. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
More than half of motorcycle crashes happen when the vehicle turns left
75% of all motorcycle accidents happen when a vehicle fails to see the motorcycle before the collision
Speeding by the vehicle driver and/or motorcycle rider
An injured passenger or driver who is injured in a Michigan motorcycle accident due to another drivers negligence can file a lawsuit against the negligent driver. Even if the negligent driver that caused the motorcycle accident did not have liability insurance coverage, the injured person may still have a case. This is when a person can make an uninsured motorists claim. Uninsured motorist benefits are contractual benefits a person is entitled to if they are involved in a motor vehicle accident where the at fault party is uninsured.
We filed a lawsuit against our clients’ insurance company for uninsured motorist benefits. The suit was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan. No trial date has been set for the case.
To speak with motorcycle accident attorney and Lawrence J. Buckfire about your legal rights regarding a Michigan drunk driving lawsuit, call him at (800) 606-1717 for a Free, no obligation consultation.