Most people understand the heightened risk involved when riding on a motorcycle. The smallest mistake by you or another driver can have devastating consequences, with many motorcyclists feeling lucky just to come away with their life. In 2017 alone there were 2,886 accidents that involved motorcycles in the state of Michigan, resulting in 2,238 injured motorcyclists. If you or someone you know has been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries if the accident was caused by another negligent driver. That’s why it’s important to not only understand the rules of the road but to also be aware of your rights as a motorcyclist when sharing the road with other drivers. While things like lane splitting may be illegal in the state of Michigan, other rules such a lane sharing for motorcyclists is legal. Understanding these laws and how they pertain to your situation could be crucial to making a case for seeking compensation for your injuries. The Michigan Advocacy Center has been working with motorcyclists in Southfield and the Detroit Metro area for years to help protect their rights and seek fair compensation when they’ve been injured by other negligent drivers.
Have You Been Injured In A Devastating Motorcycle Accident?
How Can I Protect Myself When Riding On A Motorcycle?
One of the highest concerns cited for motorcycle accidents in Michigan is the visibility of motorcyclists while out on the road. It’s always helpful to wear a bright helmet and eye protection, as well as brightly colored clothing that can be easily seen by other drivers. Other protective gear such as thick protective clothing that doesn’t leave exposed skin can also go a long way toward preventing serious injury during a motorcycle accident. And while it may go without saying, you should always remember to wear a helmet — no matter how short the ride, or how slow you may be traveling. In addition to increasing your visibility on the road, it is always important to follow these steps when driving a motorcycle:
- Never operate a motorcycle while under the influence, for any reason.
- Always ride with your headlight on. This will help increase your visibility on the road at all times.
- Avoid riding in the center lane where debris and liquids can accumulate from other drivers.
- Perform regular maintenance checks on your motorcycle to ensure it’s safe to ride, including chain, engine, and brake checks.
- Do not let another passenger ride with you until you are an experienced rider. If you do have a passenger, make sure their legs stay away from the muffler to avoid dangerous burns.
If you’ve been injured, I can help. Despite your best efforts to remain safe, sometimes accidents can be unavoidable. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, you could be entitled to compensation that can aid in your recovery. Call the Michigan Advocacy Center today for personalized case evaluation. I can examine the details of your case and outline the next steps to take so that together, can build you a strong case.
Motorcycle Accident Attorney Serving The Southfield Metro Area
When you’re the victim of a motorcycle accident, you may be feeling lucky simply to be alive. Unfortunately, the injuries you may be facing can create a long and difficult road toward recovery. That’s why the Michigan Advocacy Center is here to help residents of the Southfield Metro area seek the compensation they deserve to make the recovery process easier.
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