Unafraid To Stand Up For Injured Riders
Many people try to pin the blame for motorcycle accidents on the rider, even if the rider had no fault at all. Police officers, doctors, jurors and even judges can have negative misconceptions about motorcycle riders. To level the playing field and protect your rights after a crash, you need to get help from Petrucelli & Waara, PC.
For more than 40 years, we have fearlessly advocated for the rights of injured riders throughout the Upper Peninsula. Our team of attorneys has earned a reputation for the tough approach we take for our clients, even if it means going to the courtroom to fight for you in a lawsuit.
What Are The Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents?
The roads are dangerous for any motorist, but riders in particular face extensive hazards. A few of the most common reasons that drivers cause accidents involving motorcycles include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Failure to yield
- Turning left without checking
- Changing lanes
- Failure to see the motorcycle
Because motorcycles do not have the protective steel framework that cars do, the results are often catastrophic for riders. Road rash and bone fractures are just two frequent injuries in crashes. Tragically, fatal injuries happen all too frequently.
What Is No-Fault Insurance?
Under Michigan’s no-fault insurance laws, each party involved in an accident can seek insurance coverage from their providers, even if they contributed fault to a crash. For example, if a motorcycle rider did play some part in causing an accident, they can still seek the coverage promised in their insurance policies. Our personal injury lawyers can explore your right to file an insurance claim in addition to filing a lawsuit.
Discuss Your Accident In A Free Initial Consultation
If you or a rider you love suffered an injury during a motorcycle crash, Petrucelli & Waara, PC can provide experienced legal advice. We offer free, no-obligation initial consultations. You can call our toll-free number at 877-906-6173, call our local number at 906-265-6173 or send us an email. We have convenient offices in Iron River and Marquette.