MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

Auto Accidents

Life after a car accident can be very stressful. Our attorneys have been helping victims of auto accidents in Michigan receive the compensation they deserve for over 30 years.

Personal Injury

If you or a loved one was injured because of the negligence of others, contact the experienced attorneys at Jay Trucks & Associates today.

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We have an entire division dedicated to workers’ compensation, ensuring you receive the help you need when you or a loved one is injured on the job.

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The social security lawyers at Jay Trucks & Associates are dedicated to representing clients across the state of Michigan who have a social security disability claim isn’t being honored.

Motorcycle Accidents

There may be no vehicle accident type more terrifying than being involved in motorcycle accidents. Our Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers know that. If you are on a motorcycle there is very little protecting you from the road, other vehicles, trees, and road hazards. Some states, unfortunately, do not even require the use of a helmet while riding a motorcycle. According to Michigan State Police, the number of motorcycle accidents in 2007 saw a staggering 54% increase, and that number is only expected to rise. The Michigan police assert that approximately half of those accidents were actually caused by bikers. And most of those crashes were single-vehicle accidents. However, the drivers of passenger vehicles and trucks are often at fault in motorcycle accidents. Sometimes car and truck drivers do not show motorcyclists the same courtesies they show other drivers. Some drivers even behave recklessly behind the wheel by taunting motorcyclists and refusing to share the road with them. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motorcyclist is 15 times more likely to die in a crash than a passenger in an automobile accident. Because motorcycles lack the physical protection of a car and are often difficult to see, motorcyclists are more susceptible to serious injuries from other vehicles on the road. Complicated by debris from road construction and potholes, inclement weather, and manufacturer defects. The increasing number of accidents in Michigan and all over the United States may be partly attributed to the increasing popularity of motorcycles. The Insurance Information Institute reports that sales of motorcycles reached about 1,100,000 in 2004, the highest number in a single year ever. During the same year, motorcycle fatalities reached an all-time high. In 2004, 46% of motorcyclists killed in crashes were age 40 and over. There is one ray of light in these gloomy statistics: the number of fatalities among cyclists under the age of 30 has actually decreased in recent years.

What To Do If You’re In a Motorcycle Accident

  • Seek medical attention immediately
  • Don’t say anything to the other party and don’t admit fault to anyone
  • Report the accident to authorities
  • Notify your insurance company
  • Contact an experienced personal injury attorney in your area

Facts About Motorcycle Accidents

Most motorcycle accidents take place close to home during a short trip for shopping, errands, socializing, etc. Weather is usually not a factor in motorcycle accidents. Intersections are the most likely places for motorcycle accidents when the other vehicle violates the right-of-way or violates traffic controls. The most frequent accident configuration is the motorcycle going straight then the automobile makes a left turn in front of the oncoming cycle. In single vehicle accidents, motorcycle rider error was the precipitating factor in about two-thirds of the cases with the typical error being a slide out and fall due to over braking or running wide on a curve due to excess speed or under-cornering. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in motorcycle accidents anywhere in Michigan, please contact the experienced Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers at Jay Trucks & Associates, P.C. today to schedule your free confidential consultation. Our skilled Michigan motorcycle accident lawyers handle cases across the state and only collect compensation if we win your case.