Our Lansing motorcycle accident attorneys recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of a 34-year-old motorcyclist victim. The motorcycle crash occurred at the intersection of Waverly Road at Michigan Avenue in Lansing, Michigan. Our client was lawfully riding his bike through the intersection when he was hit by a negligent motorist who made a left turn on a yellow arrow directly in front of him. While the driver claimed that she had turned on a green light and the motorcyclist rider was at fault, multiple witnesses at the scene of the collision confirmed that the bike victim did have a green light and the driver of the automobile had a yellow arrow. The police officer gave the defendant a ticket for failure to yield the right of way to traffic.
Michigan law has special rules dealing with vehicles that are turning left at an intersection. MCL 257.650 provides in relevant part that “the driver of a vehicle within an intersection intending to turn to the left shall yield the right of way to a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close to the intersection as to constitute an immediate hazard.” MCL 257.648 further provides in relevant part the driver of a vehicle upon a highway, before stopping or turning from a direct line, shall first see that the stopping or turning can be made in safety.
Our client suffered significant injuries from the Lansing motorcycle accident, and has received continuous treatment for those injuries. His injuries included fractured bi-lateral orbital bones, cartilage destroyed in his nose, damage to the top plate of his mouth, loose teeth, and a bottom lip which was split open and stitched. He required extensive surgery to address his multiple facial fractures. He has been disabled from his job as a landscaper.
Our award winning law firm filed a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the defendant motor vehicle. The claim seeks damages for the pain and suffering of the injured motorcyclist victim and disability caused by the motorcycle accident. The case was filed in the Ingham County Circuit Court. No trial has been set by the Court.
A motorcyclist rider or passenger may sustain one or multiple serious injuries as a result of a crash. Often times, these injuries are life changing and you need to be fairly compensated for the effects they have had on your life. If you or someone you know was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, call our top rated Michigan motorcycle attorneys today to discuss your rights. We have a team of top rated attorneys who specialize in these types of cases and will handle your case with the utmost skill and integrity. For more information on your legal rights and to speak with one of our qualified expert lawyers at the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. call now at (800) 606-1717. We offer a No Win, No Fee Promise which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case.