If you need to hire a Michigan motorcycle accident lawyer, we know you'll have several choices. And it's a decision you shouldn't take lightly because your entire case can be affected by the law firm you choose.
In addition to Keller & Keller being an advocate for the rights of motorcyclists throughout Michigan, we also pride ourselves on our aggressive approach to handling motorcycle accident claims, which has led to recovering numerous settlements for motorcyclists and their families throughout the state. In short, our goal for every injured motorcyclist that hires us is to help them get the compensation they deserve. Learn more about our pledge to motorcycle accident victims.
Make no mistake, our years of experience in this area of law has taught us that motorcycle accident cases can be difficult. Specifically, we've seen instances of unfair bias being attributed to motorcyclists, by which riders are assumed to be reckless and unsafe. This stereotype can make it much more difficult for bikers to win their case, and having an experienced, professional, aggressive law firm on your side can prove to be key.
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With over 75 years of experience, we believe our case-building techniques and knowledge of Michigan motorcycle laws give our clients peace of mind, allowing them to focus on their health and recovery.
Our attorneys go to work on your motorcycle accident case the day you hire us to represent you. Often times this means we review witness accounts, examine the accident report, and secure physical evidence in an attempt to secure a theory of liability.
Without an experienced lawyer handling these initial steps, it's possible the insurance company will either deny your claim or suggest that you were partially to blame. In either instance, you may be offered no settlement or an amount that is well below what you would receive if it's proved you were 100% not at fault.
In addition to assigning an attorney to oversee the handling of your case, you'll also have access to a paralegal who will serve as the main point of contact. Once a paralegal is assigned to your case, they will be following up with you to answer questions as well as monitor your medical treatment. Once you're released from your doctor's care, the paralegal will order all of your medical records and bills that your attorney will need to prepare and submit your case to the insurance company.
Michigan Motorcycle Accident Stats
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 2,500 motorcyclists die in traffic accidents every year.
A large number of traumatic injuries and death is easy to understand when you combine the vulnerability of a motorcyclist and the increased number of distracted and inattentive drivers. The little amount of respect shown by drivers to motorcyclists is unacceptable and often the root cause of these accidents.
According to a 2012 report from Abate of Michigan, 3,510 motorcycle accidents occurred in our state, and 129 of these accidents resulted in the death of a motorcyclist.
We believe the choice to ride a motorcycle should never mean the loss of your rights. Unfortunately, if you're an injured Michigan motorcyclist seeking compensation for an accident that wasn't your fault, you'll be in for a difficult fight, especially without an attorney on your side.
The goal of the insurance company in any motorcycle accident case is to pay as little as possible to the victim; it's the reason they make billions of dollars every year.
In our experience, one of the more difficult cases to bring in front of an insurance company is a motorcycle accident case. The insurance company knows these accidents often result in serious injuries, large medical bills, and a significant amount of pain and suffering. They stand to lose a lot of money in these cases, and it's the reason they will look to limit their liability in any possible way.
If you receive calls from the insurance company after your accident, it's likely they'll want a recorded statement or ask you to sign different types of paperwork. Don't speak to them or sign anything until you have consulted with an attorney who has handled several motorcycle injury cases. Depending on what you say or sign, you risk severely damaging your claim.
Without the assistance of an experienced injury lawyer, trying to settle your motorcycle claim with the insurance company could prove to be disastrous.
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The sooner we become involved in your case, the more time we have to develop the strongest possible case on your behalf.
Additionally, our involvement helps to ensure your statute of limitations is protected. Your statute date must not expire or you run the risk of forever being barred from receiving compensation for your injuries, no matter how severe. (Our attorneys will be able to help you determine what your statute date is as well as what steps need to be taken to ensure it is protected.)
There's no such thing as a minor motorcycle accident. No matter the type of injuries you sustained, or the details of your incident, it's critical that you speak to a Michigan motorcycle attorney to review your options.
We offer every Michigan motorcyclist and their family a Zero Fee Guarantee. This means that we never charge a consultation fee and the only way we receive money for our legal services is if a recovery is made on your behalf. If you wish to speak to a Keller & Keller attorney right now, you can reach us at 1-800-253-5537, or fill out our free contact form.