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31 Aug 2012

Motorcyclist’s Leg Amputated in Fatal Genoa Township Michigan Car Accident

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Our motorcycle accident injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are reporting a fatal Genoa Township motorcycle-car accident at the intersection of Golf Club Road and Grand River that left a 72-year-old Howell motorcyclist seriously injured.  The accident took place on Tuesday, August 18th, in the evening hours.  According to police, the Howell motorcyclist was making a left turn on Golf Club Road from Grand River when he was struck by a vehicle. As a result of the collision, the Howell motorcyclist leg was amputated.  The 44-year-old man driving the vehicle, also from Howell, Michigan, did not suffer injuries in the crash.  Two witnesses of the collision gave statements to the police indicating that the motorcyclist had the right of way when he was hit by the car.  It is not known whether or not alcohol or drugs were a factor in the Genoa Township motorcycle-car accident. The crash is still under investigation.

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I am very sorry to hear about this accident, as the result of this accident is very tragic.

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), 75% of all motorcycle accidents happen when a vehicle fails to see the motorcycle before the accident.  Other common causes of motorcycle-car collisions include trucks or cars forcing motorcyclists into guard rails, speeding by the vehicle driver and/or motorcycle rider, and vehicle turning left before a motorcycle on the road.

Our Michigan motorcycle accident injury lawyer, Daniel Buckfire,  advise victims of their legal rights. For this particular accident, the motorcyclist was hit on motorcycle by car.  In Michigan, when this happens, the motorcyclist can often file a claim for Michigan no-fault insurance benefits.  The injured biker can claim these benefits even if they did not have a Michigan motorcycle insurance policy.

In addition, the injured Howell motorcyclist may also have personal injury claims against the driver if determined to be at fault in the Michigan motorcycle-car accident.  The insurance company for the negligent driver typically pays a settlement for this type of case.  In this lawsuit, the injured motorcyclist can claim damages and compensation for the injuries suffered in the accident.  At the very least, the motorcyclist should hire the best possible motorcycle accident injury lawyer in Michigan to look into these possibilities.

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