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When you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, you need compensation from the at-fault party. Find out how to proceed with your claim by speaking with a Detroit motorcycle accident lawyer.
Motorcyclists often share a love of adventure. There’s nothing quite like the feel of riding the open road, unconfined by the four walls of a vehicle and free to see nature up close. On the back of a motorcycle, each road presents a chance for a unique riding experience.
Along with this thirst for adventure, motorcyclists must have highly refined driving skills. Due to a motorcycle’s small size, bikers must become used to driving highways alongside drivers of much larger vehicles. But many drivers of four-wheel vehicles do not use caution with motorcyclists. Sadly, devastating crashes are a frequent result of this.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle wreck caused by another driver, you may be facing hardships in the form of high healthcare and vehicle repair bills, severe injuries, and trauma. What’s worse, insurance companies often side with car drivers due to biased stereotypes that portray motorcyclists as reckless.
After a crash, having a legal ally who will fight for your rights can help you breathe easier. A Detroit motorcycle accident lawyer with David Christensen Law will be familiar with unfair biker stereotypes. And we will work to expose them. We’re here to get you the compensation you deserve.
When you first speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer from our Detroit office, we’ll need to go over the crash in detail in order to begin seeing who’s at fault. This may involve going over police reports, witness accounts, photos from the scene, and any other evidence. The sooner you contact us, the better your recall of the event will be. And the more evidence is likely to be available.
There are many cases in which another driver or third party may have been at fault for your motorcycle crash:
After an accident, a motorcyclist is likely to be viewed as the first suspect for causing it. Insurers may look for reasons to call you reckless or careless. Getting a fair hearing and the full settlement you deserve can feel like an uphill battle.
Your Detroit motorcycle accident lawyer will stand up to the insurer and ensure that false stereotypes don’t keep you from justice.
Michigan is a “no-fault” car insurance state. But this does not apply to motorcycles. That means that they aren’t governed by the same insurance rules as cars.
As a motorcyclist, you’re required to carry liability insurance. This covers any injuries or property damage if you cause a crash. Motorcyclists are most often not eligible for no-fault car insurance benefits. And that can make it hard to recover compensation if someone else was not at fault.
You can seek compensation after a wreck when someone else was at fault. If you were involved in an accident with a car or truck, you can recover damages from the at-fault party. Michigan is a comparative negligence state. This means that if you are found to have partly caused your accident, your settlement amount will be reduced by whatever percentage you are found liable for.
If you wish to make a personal injury claim against a negligent driver, Michigan’s statute of limitations requires you to do so within three years. This all makes it crucial to act fast and with the help of a Detroit motorcycle accident lawyer. We can ensure that every step is handled correctly and quickly.
A motorcycle accident can upend your life. Long after the impact, the aftershocks keep coming. You may have a severe injury that limits you for weeks, months, or even years. The medical bills can pile up without end. You may be so traumatized that you can’t get back on your bike.
A Detroit motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm will know all the ways a wreck can impact your life—physically, emotionally, and financially. We will work to get you a settlement that reflects all of these hardships, including any of the damages that apply to your case:
Our firm will stand by you in this hard time and fight for your rights. Even the safest motorcyclist is likely to be a target of the insurer. Insurers want to maintain the “reckless motorcyclist” stereotype in order to protect their profits.
A Detroit motorcycle accident lawyer with David Christensen Law will work hard to make sure the at-fault party is held to account and that you get every penny you’re owed.
The days and weeks after a motorcycle accident are tough. But you don’t have to face them alone. Schedule a free consultation with a Detroit motorcycle accident lawyer with David Christensen Law today. Call 248-440-7331 or fill out our online contact form below.