Preparing For A Fall Motorcycle Ride In Michigan

Michigan is a popular group motorcycling destination, especially during the fall months when the seasonal colors are changing, and there are fewer motorists on the road. Decide on the best Michigan destination comfortable for all and review ride safety guidelines as a group to help ensure the smoothest ride for everyone. When riding as a [...]

Where and When Michigan Motorcycle Crashes Happen Most Often

Synopsis Data from the Governors Highway Safety Association shows a total of 5,172 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2017 and accounted for 14 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths. In Michigan, the number of motorcycle fatalities reported in 2017 was 142. Metro Detroit areas, including Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties average more than three [...]

Michigan Motorcycle Accident Risk Factors

Synopsis According to the CDC, registered motorcycle users have gone up by more than 60 percent since 2000, and motorcycle fatalities have more than doubled. Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to experience a fatal crash than drivers or passengers in cars. Riders involved in an accident are incredibly vulnerable to severe injuries or death [...]

Lansing Man Dies in Wrongful Death Motorcycle Accident

Lansing Intersection Crash Kills Motorcyclist A recent evening crash in East Lansing involving two cars and a motorcycle ended with tragedy. Accident reports described a 68-year-old man from Lansing riding his motorcycle near the intersection of Saginaw and Abbot traveling east when he was suddenly struck by a car pulling out of a private drive. [...]

5 Different Driving Errors Exemplified By Michigan Accidents

5 Michigan Accidents Caused by Common Driver Errors Motor vehicle crashes that cause tragedy and hardship for the families of those killed and painful, lifelong injuries for survivors create havoc on Michigan’s city streets and highways each day. In 2017, traffic crash data provided by Michigan State Police (MSP) tallied 1,028 motor vehicle fatalities and [...]

Serious Hip & Leg Injuries Often Result from Motorcycle Accidents

Michigan Motorcyclist Loses Leg, Seriously Injured by Distracted Driver An awful wreck occurred on July 7th between a motorcycle and motor vehicle in Michigan’s upper peninsula and the driver has recently been charged with a misdemeanor violation causing serious impairment of a body function. Michigan State Police report the driver, a 28-year-old Calumet man, was [...]

Fatal Crash in LaSalle Township Likely Alcohol-Related

Alcohol Suspected in Double Fatal Accident in LaSalle Township Our attorneys were again saddened (but not shocked) to read of the recent double fatality involving what is believed to have been a head-on crash between a motorcycle and small passenger car in LaSalle Township. Accident reports read that both a 53-year-old driver of a motorcycle [...]

Lax Michigan Helmet Laws Have Led to More Motorcycle Head Injuries

7 Years Later: Head Injuries Increase Thanks to Michigan’s Weak Motorcycle Helmet Law The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that helmets cut the risk of a motorcycle fatality by 37 percent. Michigan's weak helmet law is ignoring that risk as increases in the number of head injuries among hospitalized trauma patients and injured riders [...]

7 Ways to Minimize Risk of a Nighttime Motorcycle Accident

How to Avoid Motorcycle Accident at Night According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), night riding (9pm – 3am) in 2016 accounted for 27 percent of the motorcycle fatalities due to riders lacking the protection of an enclosed vehicle. In addition, night riders have an entirely different set of driving hazards working against [...]

By |2018-06-06T16:00:27+00:00June 6th, 2018|Motorcycle, Tips|0 Comments

Speeding Contributed to Crash That Killed Michigan Motorcyclist

Speed Contributed to Memorial Day Motorcycle Crash A tragic Memorial Day accident involving a motorcycle and box truck on Eastbound I-94 at the Southfield Freeway ended Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month on a somber note. According to the accident report, Metro South Post police say a 32-year-old Taylor man was operating his motorcycle while speeding when [...]

By |2018-06-18T23:28:38+00:00June 1st, 2018|Auto Accidents, Motorcycle, Southfield|0 Comments