Our Livingston County motorcycle accident attorneys recently filed a biker injury accident lawsuit for a motorcyclist injured in a Howell motorcycle accident. The injury lawsuit arises out of a motorcycle versus motor vehicle accident that occurred in the city of Howell, when a motor vehicle made a U-turn blocking traffic. The client was riding northbound on a motorcycle when a negligent driver failed to yield the right-of-way and made an illegal U-turn, forcing our client to lay down his motorcycle.
Michigan laws have specific statutes that address accidents in which a driver makes a U-Turn and causes an accident with another automobile. These specific laws include that the at fault driver was negligent for:
- Turning said vehicle around in said highway intersection or within said undivided roadway when the available roadway was not of sufficient width to permit the complete turn of the vehicle in one movement, or when such turn could not be made in safety or without interface with moving traffic, in violation of City of Detroit 38-5-7 as amended January 1, 1969.
In addition to these specific laws on U-turns, there are other claims for general negligence that our auto accident attorneys use to prove and win a U-turn accident case.
The motorcyclist suffered severe injuries in the bike accident. These include severe road rash and injuries to his hip and back. The client was diagnosed by MRI, with a small central disc fissure at L5-S1, which is going to require surgical repair. He will then have to undergo a lengthy course of physical therapy and rehabilitation.
The motorcycle accident lawsuit was filed in the Livingston County Circuit Court. The suit seeks damages for the pain and suffering, disability, and disfigurement caused by the accident. No trial date has been set by the court.
Victims of Michigan motorcycle accidents do have legal rights. If you or someone you know suffers injuries while riding your bike due to a driver’s negligent act of failing to yield right of way or making an illegal U-turn, call our office now at (800) 606-1717. We have significant experience in handling these types of cases and have a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for our injured motorcyclists. We can do the same for you. Call today for your free consultation!