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I-94 Crash Injures Motorcyclist and Passenger

By Lipton Law on July 27, 2011 - No comments

A motorcycle accident on Interstate 94 in Jackson County left the bike’s driver and passenger critically injured, according to a recent article in The Jackson Citizen-Patriot.

The bikers were traveling through Hope Township when the Michigan motorcycle accident occurred. At the time, the motorcycle was traveling through a construction zone, where traffic had been reduced to one lane and back-ups were frequent, according to investigators. Rescue workers were not immediately able to tell what caused the crash, and investigators are still trying to figure out if alcohol, excessive speeding, or another vehicle or road obstacle was responsible for the motorcycle accident.

Rescue workers sent the motorcycle’s driver by helicopter to the University of Michigan Medical Center, where he is listed in critical condition. The motorcycle’s passenger was taken to Allegiance Health, but her condition has not been released. Investigators did not say whether or not the two were wearing helmets at the time of the Michigan motorcycle crash.

Most Michigan residents are familiar with the state’s no-fault insurance laws, which require drivers of cars to carry a minimum amount of auto insurance. No-fault auto insurance covers medical bills and some property damage if an accident results, and it limits the cases in which drivers or passenger can sue one another to situations in which a serious injury or disfigurement occurs.

When a motorcycle crashes, however, the rules of insurance and other claims are different than cases in which two cars collide. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, the experienced Michigan motorcycle accident attorneys at Lipton Law can help you receive the compensation you need to cover medical bills and other expenses, whether that means standing up to the insurance company or pursuing legal action. To learn more about your legal rights and options following a motorcycle crash caused by another person’s negligence, call Lipton Law today at 248-557-1688 for a free consultation.