Many people in Michigan enjoy getting out on their motorcycles this time of year to take advantage of the fresh air and sunshine. However, motorcycles are difficult for other drivers to see sometimes, and their lack of enclosures means that the riders on the bikes can suffer serious or fatal injuries in an accident. Such seems to be the case in a recent crash that claimed the life of a motorcyclist.
Around 5:20 p.m. on July 22, a 44-year-old man was driving his motorcycle near the Haslett Village Square Mall. At the intersection of Haslett and Marsh Roads, a minivan driven by an unidentified driver collided with the motorcycle. No word was given as to which of the vehicles caused the crash, and the accident is still under investigation.
As a result of the crash, the motorcyclist was rushed to the hospital for treatment of severe injuries. He passed away sometime later. The report did not state whether the minivan driver suffered injuries.
Right to compensation
If the evidence suggests the minivan driver caused the accident through his or her negligence or wrongdoing, surviving family of the deceased can pursue civil claims to pursue recovery of documented monetary damages. Any monetary awards they receive can help with medical costs, funeral expenses and other expenses associated with the accident, and they may receive additional compensation for loss of consortium and other non-economic damages. To fully understand their rights and increase their chances for success, those seeking compensation should work with an experienced personal injury attorney in Michigan for assistance.