Michigan Motorcycle Accident Injury
In Waverly Township, 3 people were sent to the hospital after a van made a left turn into a driveway and a couple on a motorcycle were unable to stop. Unfortunately, the couple collided with the van.
The couple from Paw Paw was not wearing helmets at the time of the accident. Them and the driver of the van were all taken to the hospital.
As a result of the accident, we want to remind all drivers to use the utmost care whenever they’re driving, especially as motorcycles are still on the road this fall season.
It’s important to remember that motorcyclists, pursuant to Michigan’s relatively new law, are not required to wear a helmet.
According to the Secretary of State:
Michigan law now allows motorcyclists to decide for themselves, if certain conditions are met, whether or not to wear a helmet.
To legally not wear a helmet, a motorcycle operator must:
- Be at least 21 years old.
- Have at least $20,000 in first-party medical benefits.
- Have held a motorcycle endorsement for at least two years, or have passed an approved motorcycle safety course.
Riding without a helmet is a form of expression that Goodwin & Scieszka fully respects. However, drivers should be especially cautious when driving around those on motorcycles without their helmets. If involved in an accident, the chances of a traumatic brain injury are severely increased when a rider is not wearing their helmet.
We use our blog as a place to update Michiganders on new laws, accidents, and tips to avoid the very injuries we often defend.
So, if you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence:
- Car accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Truck accident
- Pedestrian accident
Our firm has been handling Michigan personal injury accident claims for over 30 years. We service Detroit and the surrounding Metro Detroit areas: places like Wyandotte, Kalamazoo, Southfield, Hamtramck, Sterling Heights, Flint, Dearborn, Royal Oak, and their respective areas. Contact our firm today and get the recovery that you deserve.