What you need to know is that you do not want to be involved or injured in a Detroit motorcycle crash without insurance on your motorcycle. The penalties are very harsh, ranging from fines to being denied No-Fault benefits to cover your medical bills and lost wages.
You will also be prohibited from seeking compensation for your pain and suffering from the at-fault driver who caused the crash.
Michigan law requires all motorcycle owners to provide liability coverage for their motor bikes in the event they cause a crash that results in death, bodily injury or property damage. (MCL 500.3103(1)) It also provides specific, serious penalties for motorcycle owners who do not obtain the legally-required insurance coverage.
It is important to know that these insurance rules – and penalties – only apply to the motorcycle owners. If you happened to borrow your friend’s motorcycle on a one-time or very infrequent basis, then you will not be subject to penalized for a Detroit motorcycle crash without insurance. Under these circumstances, an experienced motorcycle crash lawyer can help you recover the compensation, economic damages and No-Fault benefits that you are legally entitled to.
If you were involved in and/or injured in a Detroit motorcycle crash without insurance, then you need to know the following:
- What happens to No-Fault medical benefits and lost wages?
- Can you still recover pain and suffering compensation from the negligent?
- What happens to collision, uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist coverage?
- What are the fines?
- Could you go to jail?
- What if you have liability insurance, but you do not have the insurance required for motorcyclists who choose to ride without a helmet?
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Named a “Leader in the Law” and “Lawyer of the Year” by Michigan’s largest legal newspaper for his record-breaking auto accident verdicts, settlements and advocacy work in preventing wrecks, Steven Gursten heads Michigan Auto Law—a firm dedicated to serious motor vehicle accident injury cases and wrongful death lawsuits.