Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Michigan

Fatal Motorcycle Collision in Michigan

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October 15, 2019
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A recent motorcycle accident in Michigan highlights exactly how dangerous motorcycle accidents can be. The motorcyclist, a 24-year-old man, was killed in the accident, which occurred in broad daylight and did not appear to have involved drugs or alcohol. If you or someone you care about has been injured – or worse – in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced Michigan personal injury lawyer.

The Motorcycle Accident

The motorcycle accident occurred on Wednesday, August 21, at about 11:39 AM at South Cedar Street and Greenlawn Avenue in Lansing. The young motorcyclist, who was headed south on Cedar collided with a motor vehicle that was headed north on Cedar and was making a left turn to travel west on Greenlawn. The motorcyclist was killed, and the 31-year-old woman who was driving the other vehicle and her four passengers were all taken to the hospital for medical evaluation. 

While the Lansing Police Department continues to investigate, the team shares that they have yet to determine who is at fault and that, again, drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played a role. Anyone who was a witness to this fatal accident is asked to contact the Lansing Police Department with your eyewitness testimony.

Motorcycle Accidents

The fact is that motorcycle accidents happen on a regular basis, and they are often exceedingly dangerous. By virtue of their size, weight, and low visibility, motorcycles are naturally far less safe in traffic accidents than other vehicles are. After all, the only thing that comes between you and the impact of a collision is your helmet and any other safety gear you are wearing. Further, motorcyclists are far more vulnerable to the dangers of inferior road conditions caused by inclement weather and other factors. In fact, the Insurance Information Institute (III) shares several grave statistics related to motorcycle accidents, including:

  • Almost 5,300 people died in motorcycle accidents in the United States in 2016, and this number was up more than 5 percent from 2015.
  • Motorcycle fatalities increased for the second year in a row in 2016 and were at their highest rate since 2008.
  • In 2016, motorcyclists were 28 times more likely than car occupants to die in a traffic accident (based on vehicle miles traveled). 

Damages Associated with Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are often extremely serious, and survivors generally face extensive damages, including:

  • Cost of medical treatment and ongoing care
  • Loss of wages and hours on the job during the recovery period, which can lead to a diminished earning capacity or even to an altered career trajectory
  • Physical and psychological pain and suffering

If You’ve Been Injured in a Motorcycle Accident, Consult with an Experienced Michigan Personal Injury Attorney Today

If another motorist leaves you injured in a motorcycle accident, the dedicated personal injury lawyers at Nickola Law in Michigan have the experience, commitment, and skill to advocate for your rights and for the compensation to which you are entitled. We’re here to help, so please do not hesitate to contact us for more information today. 

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