Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Michigan represent families of motorcyclists and passengers involved in fatal motorcycle accidents. These cases seek compensation for the loss of the loved one, both from an emotional and economic standpoint.
Michigan Motorcycle Death Statistics
According to reports, more than 80 percent of all reported motorcycle accidents result in serious injury or death. A Michigan motorcyclist was the victim in 1 out of every 7 crashes causing death, and 1 out of 28 crashes causing injury. In the last decade, deaths resulting from a motorcycle accident have increased.
Michigan Motorcycle Death Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Family members of motorcyclists and passengers invovled in a fatal motorcycle accident have several types of claims available to them. Depending on insurance coverage, a claim for survivor's benefits can be filed under the Michigan No-Fault insurance laws. These claims provide for payment of medical expenses, lost income, and funeral and burial expenses. It is not required that the bike have no-fault insurance coverage on it.
If the motorcyclist or passenger was killed due to another negligent motorists, the family of the deceased may also be able to file a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death claim seeks compensation for the loss of companionship resulting from the death of the loved one, loss of income, and loss of support. These cases result in significant settlements.
Types of Compensation in Motorcycle Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Compensation in a Mihcigan motorcycle wrongful death suit includes money for the sloss of ociety of companionship by the family members due to the death of a loved one. Damages also include money for the pain and suffering endured by the victim from the time of the accident until death. This can be substantial if the accident victim suffered in the hospital for a period before passing away, but are also significant even in cases involving almost instantaneous death.
Additional compensation is paid for the loss of financial support to the family resulting from the death. This can include loss of earnings going into the future and othe types of support.
Settlements for Michigan Motorcycle Death Lawsuits
Motorcycle accident wrongful death cases often result in substantial settlements and jury verdicts for the family. The insurance company for the negligent driver pays the settlement. The owner of the vehicle will also be sued and there is often additional insurance coverage for that claim. If the driver and the vehicle were not insured, an uninsured motorists claim can often be filed.
Free Michigan Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Consultation
Call us to tell us about your case. You can meet with one of our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at our office, your home, or in a hospital. Our legal team will investigate your case and assist you with all of your motorcycle accident insurance claims. We will also get you the maximum possible motorcycle accident settlement for your injury case.
We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are no legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement. We will pay to open the probate estate, pay all filing fees, hire all expert witnesses, file your lawsuit, and do everything possible to win your case. If your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing. We put that in writing for you.
Free Michigan Motorcycle Accident Book
Lawrence J. Buckfire is the first Michigan motorcycle accident lawyer to author a book written only for motorcycle accident victims in Michigan. "The Ultimate Michigan Motorcycle Accident Handbook " is a practical guide to understanding your legal rights after being injured in a motorcycle accident. The book sells for $14.95 on Amazon but we will send it you for free.
Contact a Michigan Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Call us at (800) 606) 1717 for your free, no obligation case reivew. You will speak to an experienced motorcycle accident wrongful death lawsuit lawyer who will explain all of you legal rights and options. If you have a case, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are no legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement. Call today to start your case.