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Motorcycle Accident

Motorcyclists are popularly depicted in film and television as reckless riders with a death wish, but this could not be further from the truth. It’s actually the drivers of passenger vehicles who cause the majority of car-motorcycle collisions, not motorcyclists. The common acts of negligence which contribute to motorcycle accidents include the following:

What Are the Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

Failing to come to a complete stop before turning right on red in violation.

Running a red light or stop sign without seeing the approaching motorcycle.

Driving while distracted, perhaps by passengers or phone use.

Failing to yield right-of-way to the motorcycle, particularly during lane changes.

Exceeding the legal speed limit on the street and, therefore, unable to avoid a collision.

Failing to check blind spots for motorcyclists before changing lanes.

An attorney can help determine cause as well as liability by conducting an investigation of the crash site and working with accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, and other relevant professionals to piece together exactly how the incident went down.

Take Action ASAP

In Michigan, cases arising from a motorcycle accident, and most other accident cases, must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. If the liable party is a public entity, such as a city or school district, then a claim must be filed with the appropriate government entity within six months of the incident. If you fail to meet the deadline for your claim, you may get barred from pursuing compensation completely. Don’t risk losing out on your rightful recovery – contact an attorney as soon as possible.

Get Legal Advice Now

Due to the aforementioned stereotype of the reckless rider, the odds are always stacked against the motorcyclist in accident cases. The dedicated attorneys at Legal Giant are here to help even those odds. If you would like to discuss your case with one of our dedicated legal team members, call our offices or submit an online contact form. Our legal staff is on standby, ready to assist you.

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