Our cruiser accident motorcycle lawyers in Michigan represent clients in cruiser accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians throughout Michigan. Cruiser or chopper bikes are designed for long rides and rider comfort, however in a quick second you may be left injured in a Michigan motorcycle accident as well as property damage to your cruiser. Motorcycle accidents are tragic events and victims of cruiser accidents should seek compensation for any bike damages or injuries that occurred during the crash.
Cruiser bikes are very popular in the motorcycle community. More than 51% of registered motorcyclists in the United States own a cruiser or a standard, compared to 9% of supersport bike owners in the year 2005. According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), touring and cruiser bikes, with upright handlebars, have rates of 5.7 and 6.5 per 10,000 vehicles.
Among fatally injured motorcyclists, the IIHS says that drivers of supersport bikes were the youngest with an average age of 27 and standard and cruiser driver being an average agg of 44 years old. Speed was a factor in 27% of fatal crashes of riders of cruisers and standards.
Common Causes of Michigan Cruiser Motorcycle Accidents
The public often thinks that bikers are responsible for cruiser accidents; however statistics show that most bike accident injuries in Michigan are caused by the negligence of another driver. Some of the most common causes of cruiser accidents include:
- Cars rear-ending motorcycles
- Cars or trucks failing to signal before changing lanes
- Other vehicles making a right turn from the center lane and failing to see a motorcycle to their right
- Trucks or cars forcing motorcycles into a guard rail
- Drivers running a red light or stop sign without seeing the motorcycle
Contact a Michigan Cruiser Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or a family member suffer injuries in a cruiser accident in Michigan, contact our office immediately at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan cruiser motorcycle accident attorneys. Claims for cruiser accidents are a specific type of claim and the attorney you hire for your Michigan case should have an understanding of the special circumstances and needs of motorcycle riders.
The motorcycle accident Buckfire Law attorneys handle cruiser accident claims and are able to seek out the damages for your injuries as well as property damage to your bike. We have obtained significant Michigan motorcycle accident settlements and jury verdicts for our clients and will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case..