Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Eastpointe and Clinton Township, MI
Firm seeks justice for bikers in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties
Many Michigan residents relish the thrill of a motorcycle ride. Unfortunately, a great day can be ruined instantly by a careless driver. To make matters worse, bikers sometimes have trouble getting fair compensation for the injuries they’ve suffered. The Law Offices of Kevin R. Lynch P.L.C. in Eastpointe and Clinton Township is determined to secure the payment that motorcycle accident victims are entitled to based on the facts in their case.
Compensation in a motorcycle crash case
Michigan motorcycle riders must have sufficient insurance coverage to protect others, but the claims process differs from the no-fault system that is used when someone gets into an auto accident. If a motorcycle rider is struck by a car, the driver’s Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage is responsible for paying eligible injury related damages. A biker does have the option to purchase additional medical coverage for themselves in case they are struck by a motorist who lacks the necessary insurance. Our firm fights so that injured riders are fully reimbursed for current medical bills as well as future healthcare expenses arising from the accident. We consult with doctors and other experts to assess what type of treatment and rehabilitation will be required in the months and years to come in order to make an appropriate demand for damages.
Out of pocket expenses
Aside from doctor’s bills, many expenses can arise from a serious motorcycle accident. Sometimes, victim may require long-term rehabilitation or even in-home care. These costs, including travel expenses, can be covered by a verdict or settlement. You might also collect compensation for the damage to your motorcycle. Whatever type of payment you intend to seek, it is important to provide records detailing the costs that need to be reimbursed. Even in personal injury cases where the defendant is clearly liable for the harm that occurred, a victim might not receive true justice if their damages case is not proven.
Pain and suffering damages
Not all of the harm associated with a motorcycle accident is connected to a specific cost. For example, the pain and suffering that victims endure is compensable along with tangible damages such as medical bills and lost wages. Our firm examines the facts in each case and provides well-informed advice regarding the potential amount might a victim might receive for their pain and suffering, as well as other noneconomic damages. Factors that can go into the calculation include the specific injury involved, the length of the recovery period, mental anguish and any lingering effects, such as disfigurement or loss of function. Unlike some jurisdictions, Michigan law does not impose a cap on pain and suffering damages for personal injury plaintiffs.
Recovery of lost wages
When you’re hurt while riding your motorcycle, your medical condition could keep you out of work for an extended period of time. The wages you lose during your recovery are compensable under Michigan law. PIP coverage replaces 85 percent of lost income. To collect this payment, it is necessary to provide documentation of your wages at the time of your accident through pay stubs or similar records.
Speak with a Michigan lawyer in a free consultation about your motorcycle accident claim
The Law Offices of Kevin R. Lynch P.L.C. represents victims of motorcycle accidents in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. To set up a free consultation in our Eastpointe or Clinton Township office, please call 586-400-5531 or contact us online.