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Marquette Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle accidents are among the most devastating, in large part because bikers are far more vulnerable than virtually all other motorists. If you were injured as a motorcyclist due to no fault of your own, our firm stands ready to fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve. Contact a Marquette motorcycle accident lawyer from Berger Law today.

Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

Establishing liability after a motorcycle accident isn’t always straightforward, which is why it’s so important to have a competent Marquette personal injury lawyer in your corner. Our team has extensive experience helping accident victims gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and, when necessary, take their cases to trial. With Berger Law on your side, you can have peace of mind, knowing your case is in good hands.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, though some of the most common are as follows:

  • Driver Negligence: Careless or distracted driving by other motorists can lead to severe accidents involving motorcyclists. This includes speeding, failing to yield, and not checking blind spots.
  • Impaired Driving: Accidents often result from drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, impairing their ability to safely operate a vehicle.
  • Lane Splitting: Motorcyclists riding between lanes of slow-moving or stopped traffic may lead to accidents, especially if other drivers are not anticipating these movements.
  • Sudden Stops: Rear-end accidents can be particularly dangerous for motorcyclists if following vehicles fail to notice a motorcycle’s brake lights or misjudge stopping distances.
  • Road Hazards: Potholes, uneven road surfaces, loose gravel, and debris on the road can cause a motorcyclist to lose control of their bike.
  • Inclement Weather: Rain, fog, and other adverse weather conditions can reduce visibility and road traction, increasing the risk of accidents.
  • Motorcycle Defects: Mechanical failures or defects in the motorcycle itself can lead to accidents. Regular maintenance and checks can mitigate this risk, but sometimes defects go undetected or unaddressed.

Recovering Financial Compensation

If you were hurt in your motorcycle accident because another driver was doing any of the aforementioned, there is a strong chance you’ll qualify for compensation. As long as we can prove you were injured as a direct result of another motorist’s negligence, you should receive compensation to help you deal with the economic and non-economic damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident.

Economic damages include the cost of lost wages from being unable to return to work due to your injury, the cost of medical bills, and more. Non-economic damages deal with the pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other non-monetary damages your accident has caused.

Statute of Limitations

In Michigan, the statute of limitations for most motorcycle accident claims is three years. That said, you should never wait this long to file. The longer you wait, the more challenging it can become to satisfy the burden of proof. Further, if you wait any longer than three years, you’ll most likely be permanently time-barred from suing. Berger Law stands ready to fight for you today.

Contact a Michigan Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today

The bottom line is that if you’ve been wrongfully injured, you deserve a team of attorneys who can effectively fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal. Fortunately, if you’re reading this, you’ve come to the right place. Contact a Marquette motorcycle accident lawyer from Berger Law for a free consultation today.

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