Our bike accident injury attorney, Daniel Buckfire, represents bikers injured in Benzie County motorcycle accidents and throughout the State of Michigan. Many of these accidents have catastrophic results, including traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, neck and back injuries, spinal cord injuries, cuts, and gashes. In some instances the motorcyclist that sustains one or more of these injuries will never heal completely, which may result in a disability that can affect the rest of their life and their family’s life. Unfortunately, many bikers are killed in a motorcycle accident as a result of someone else’s negligence on the road.
Benzie County Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Benzie County is a county in the state of Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,998. According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 859.64 square miles, of which 321.31 square miles is land and 538.32 square miles is water. Nearby counties include: Leelanau (N), Grand Traverse (E), and Manistee (S).
According to the Michigan Traffic Crash Facts there have been 15 deaths or serious injuries due to a motorcycle crash in Benzie County from 2006-2010. Other alarming statistics include:
- Benzie County ranks 64th among all Michigan Counties during this time span for the number of persons seriously injured or killed in motorcycle accidents.
- Benzie County ranks 7th in percentage of all persons killed or seriously injured in a bike accident.
- Just over 20.5% of all deaths or serious injuries in Benzie County are accounted for by motorcycle accidents.
- The average of county rank for percentage of persons killed or seriously injured in Benzie County motorcycle accident is 35.50.
Benzie County Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits
Both injured motorcyclists and bike passengers have the right to pursue claims for injury damages against the person responsible for causing the accident. This would include an injury claim against a negligent motorist or truck driver who caused the accident with the motorcycle or with another biker who was responsible for causing the accident. Quite often, there are multiple drivers responsible for the accident.
In Michigan, a claim for personal injury damages can be filed against the party that was operating the vehicle or motorcycle in a negligent manner and caused the accident. An injured passenger can also file a claim against the rider of the motorcycle that the passenger is riding on at the time of the accident. If this rider was careless in the operation of the bike and caused the accident, thereby injuring the passenger, a claim can be made against that person. When a biker dies in a motorcycle accident, the family can file a Michigan Wrongful Death Lawsuit.
Finally, the injured passenger may have the legal right to receive Michigan No-Fault Insurance Benefits for accident related injuries. This would include payment of medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care services, and household services.
Contact a Benzie County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Individuals injured in a Benzie County motorcycle accident should contact the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. to schedule a free initial consultation. To speak with an experienced Michigan Motorcycle accident lawyer, call us now at (800) 606-1717. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case.