Our motorcycle accident lawyers recently filed a Michigan motorcycle accident lawsuit for a client in the Livingston County Circuit Court. The case arises out of a motorcycle versus motor vehicle accident that occurred in Oceola Township on May 23, 2012. The client was a driver of a motorcycle when in a car made an quick turn around and failed to see the motorcyclist before pulling back into traffic and then striking the biker.
Livingston County is a county in the state of Michigan. The 2010 Census recorded a population of 156,951. According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 585.43 square miles, of which 568.40 square miles is land and 17.03 square miles is water. Nearby counties include: Shiawassee (NW), Ingham (W), Jackson (SW), Genesee (NE), Oakland (E), and Washtenaw (S).
According to the Michigan Traffic Crash Facts, there have been 98 deaths or serious injuries due to a motorcycle crash in Livingston County from 2007-2011. Other alarming statistics include:
- Livingston County ranks 12th among all Michigan Counties during this time span for the number of persons seriously injured or killed in motorcycle accidents.
- Livingston County ranks 20th in percentage of all persons killed or seriously injured in a Livingston County bike accident.
- Just under 15% of all deaths or serious injuries in Livingston County are accounted for by motorcycle accidents.
- The average of county rank for percentage of persons killed or seriously injured in Livingston County motorcycle accident is 16.00.
The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in the motorcycle accident. These injuries include a ruptured disc at L5-S1 and a broken bone in his back. He had back surgery and is currently undergoing rehabilitation. The lawsuit seeks compensation against the negligent driver for pain and suffering and other damages. No trial date has been set by the court.
If you or someone you know suffers injuries in a bike accident, call our top rated Michigan motorcycle accident attorneys today to discuss your case. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees until we win or settle your case. Call now at (800) 606-1717.