Victims injured in a hit and run motorcycle accident do have legal rights. If the motorcyclist had insurance on his/her motorcycle, and assuming the other vehicle involved in the hit and run was a motor vehicle, the motorcyclist could make a claim for Michigan No Fault benefits. If the hit and run owner and operator were never identified, the motorcyclist’s auto insurer would be first in priority to pay these benefits, which include items such as medical expenses, medical mileage, attendant care, replacement services and wage loss. If the motorcyclist did not have insurance on his/her motorcycle, he/she will not qualify for No Fault benefits. If the hit and run vehicle was not a motor vehicle (i.e., not a car or truck), the motorcyclist could make a claim for medical benefits pursuant to his/her own motorcycle insurance policy if he/she had medical payment coverage on his/her policy. Further, the motorcyclist could make a claim for “pain and suffering” compensation against his/her own motorcycle insurer pursuant to “uninsured motorist” coverage if such coverage is provided on their policy.
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