The motorcycle accident attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represents families of victims killed in a Michigan motorcycle accident throughout the entire state. Our motorcycle attorneys advises victim’s families of their legal rights after a tragedy like this happens, as they may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent driver determined to be at fault in the accident, and possibly file a no-fault claim for Survivor Loss Benefits. Our firm has represented motorcycle accident victims and their families for over 40 years throughout the State of Michigan, and has the knowledge, expertise, and experience in handling these types of cases.
Death is unfortunately not an uncommon result of a bike accident. In fact, there were a total of 4,082 motorcycle accidents in the year 2008, and out of those crashes, 127 were fatal. The number of motorcycles involved in fatal crashes has increased 58.8 percent since 1999 (10 year period). 3,314 bikers were injured in 2008 in Michigan and 125 motorcyclists were wrongfully killed.
The death rate in 2008 based on deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled in Michigan is 15.4. This 2008 death rate for motorcyclists is enormous compared to the overall 0.97 mileage death rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.
Legal Rights After Motorcyclist Killed in Michigan Motorcycle Accident
When a person dies in a fatal Michigan motorcycle accident because of the negligence of a driver or other motorcyclist, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent driver. Under the Michigan Wrongful Death Statute, specific family members and heirs of the accident victim can claim money damages to compensate them for their loss. Therefore, a wrongful death claim is available to immediate family members of the victim to help with the financial burden as well as loss of companionship.
Our Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers understand that you may be going through a tough time after a loved ones’ death. However, if you wait too long to look into these benefits your claim could be lost forever.
Free Michigan Motorcycle Accident Book
Lawrence Buckfire is the first Michigan motorcycle accident lawyer to author the only book ever written for motorcycle accident victims in Michigan, "The Ultimate Michigan Motorcycle Accident Handbook." His book is a practical guide to understanding your legal rights after being injured in a motorcycle accident.
Contact Your Motorcycle Accident Wrongful Death Attorney Today
Families who have lost a lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident should contact the Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation. We understand this is a difficult time for you and the uncertainty you face. Our lawyers re prepared to counsel you about your options and file a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf.
Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit this contact form and our top rated bike accident firm will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your case and explain your legal rights. We will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case. Call today.