According to a Clare County ABC affiliate news report in Michigan on July 25, 2013, a 53-year-old male was killed after he lost control of his motorcycle and left the roadway. He was not wearing a helmet. While motorcyclists are not required to wear helmets, it stands to reason that doing so could likely prevent many serious head injuries and deaths.
The mere fact that a motorcycle is not an enclosed vehicle supported by a frame is the obvious reason these types of accidents are more likely to cause serious injuries that result in death, or permanent disabilities that often include back, neck, or head trauma.
Paying careful attention to truck and automobile drivers, anticipating that someone may do something unexpected, and preparing a plan of action in your mind, may also help prevent serious injury or death. However, even these preventive measures do not always mean you are safe from being injured or killed due to the negligence or carelessness of another person. A qualified motorcycle injury lawyer is imperative in order for you, and your family, to receive the compensation you deserve if you suffer from a personal injury in a motorcycle accident.
Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA injury lawyers in Ives Estates have worked with hundreds of clients involved in motorcycle accidents, and have helped to provide assurance these individuals will receive fair and just treatment with insurance companies, and, if necessary, the court system.
To assist your attorney in determining if your accident will need the expertise of an injury lawyer, it is advisable to take notes about any memories you may have surrounding the events before, during, and immediately following the accident. If you are aware of any witnesses to the accident and if they are available to provide information on your behalf, your attorney should also be given their contact information.