Our biker accident injury attorneys recently settled a Michigan motorcycle lawsuit for a Canadian motorcyclist who was hit while stopped at a red light. The motorcycle accident took place on Shoreline Drive in Muskegon, Michigan. The Canadian motorcyclist was stopped on his bike at a red light when a negligent driver failed to stop for the red light and rear ended the car in front of her, pushing that vehicle into the back of our client’s motorcycle.
Due to the rear-end collision, our motorcyclist client suffered serious injuries including a supraspinatus tendinitis and mild bursitis of AC joint. Due to his injuries, he had to undergo treatment which included multiple sessions of physical therapy, chiropractic treatment and injections to the shoulder, as well as miss two months of work. Our client was a self-employed building contractor.
Although the public often thinks that bikers are responsible for motorcycle accidents, statistics show that most motorcycle accident injuries in Michigan are caused by the negligence of another driver. In fact one of the most common causes of motorcycle crashes is cars rear-ending motorcycles.
If a a rear end collision takes place due to a vehicle not stopping for a red light, the injuries resulting can often be catastrophic. This is because running red light accidents are a common cause of serious injury because they often take place at high speeds. Michigan laws have specific statutes that address crashes in which a driver runs a red light and causes an accident with another vehicle. In addition to these specific laws on failing to stop at a red light, there are other claims for general negligence that can be used to prove and win a red light accident case.
The lawsuit was filed in the Muskegon County Court. Our top rated Michigan motorcycle accident attorneys were able to attain a settlement for the Canadian biker that compensated him for the injuries resulting.
If you or someone you know was injured in a Michigan motorcycle accident, call our top rated attorneys now at (800) 606-1717. Even if you are a resident of Canada, we can still help you if your accident took place in the State of Michigan. Call today for your free consultation! We will discuss your case with you, explain your legal rights and start the investigation of your claim immediately, gathering all the evidence and witness statement to prove and win your case.