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Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys have been fighting for motorcyclists’ rights for decades. We are experts in motorcycle accidents and have carefully chosen local, independent counsel across the country to help guide your claim with free legal advice, even if you do not need an attorney. This can maximize your recovery. If you want justice and compensation for your injury, pain and suffering, call today for your free consultation.
Michigan is blessed with over three thousand miles of shoreline because it cozies up to four Great Lakes. This makes for some incomparable riding and great recreational opportunities along the way. Couple all that beautiful scenery with mostly level touring, and you have some easy, carefree sightseeing that will leave you inspired but not exhausted. This is just one reason why there are so many registered bikes (and boats!) in the Water Wonderland.
Whether cruising Michigan’s scenic shores or crossing the Big Mac or negotiating I-94, you don’t always have control over your destiny because of the other drivers on the road. Say you have the bad luck to be in an accident. What if the violation associated with your motorcycle accident was issued to the other party, would you still need a Michigan motorcycle accident lawyer? Would their insurance be forced to pay for your damages?
Actually, letting the insurance company decide what the damages were to your bike and how much they will pay you for them is a bit like letting a fox watch the henhouse. And letting an insurance adjuster decide just how much suffering you went through as a result of your motorcycle accident is risky. Who would know better the traumatic injuries common to a crash or the medical attention which might be necessary after a motorcycle accident than someone who has been there and seen or experienced it already? An attorney who is also a motorcycle enthusiast can recognize elements to your case that others might miss and sympathize with any related injuries.
Our entire practice and our BAM program (Breakdown Assistance for Motorcyclists) are dedicated to protecting riders only. That’s 2,000,000 riders helping riders Nationwide with FREE breakdown & legal assistance. Ask yourself how much a regular personal injury law firm knows about riding, lane splitting, or whatever else the road throws at you. Sometimes a moving violation is required to keep from getting killed. Only a real biker law firm will fight against the insurance company for you in this way. Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys are experienced top notch motorcycle lawyers who ride and have the knowledge to assist you and truly give you the full legal umbrella of care you need after your motorcycle accident.
Michigan Motorcycle Laws
- Daytime use of headlight: Modulating headlights are permitted per Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, 571.108
- Eye protection is required by law unless your motorcycle is equipped with a windscreen. Required if traveling over speeds of 35 mph; MI Vehicle Code 257.708a
- Handlebar height is not to exceed 15” above seat; MI Vehicle Code 257.661a
- Lane splitting or lane sharing is not authorized
- A person operating a motorcycle, moped, low-speed vehicle, electric personal assistive mobility device, or bicycle shall not pass between lines of traffic but may pass on the left of traffic moving in his or her direction in the case of a 2-way street, or on the left or right of traffic in the case of a 1-way street, in an unoccupied lane.” (MI Vehicle Code 257.660)
- Maximum sound level allowed: A-weighed sound levels as measured from 50 feet (MI Vehicle Code 257.707c)
- 86dBA at speed over 35 mph
- 82dBA at a speed less than 35mph
- 95dBA under stationary run-up test at 75 inches
- Muffler required, cut-outs prohibited; MI Vehicle Code 257.707
- No passenger age restriction
- Passenger footrest and seat required if carrying a passenger; MI Vehicle Code 257.658
- One mirror is required by law; MI Vehicle Code 257.708
- Motorcycles can operate two abreast at the same time; MI Vehicle Code 257.708
- Passenger seat and footrest are required by law if carrying a passenger
- Safety helmets are required for all motorcycle operators and passengers under 21 years of age.
- Helmets optional for riders at least 21 years of age with at leas $20,000 in first party payable medical benefits, and 2 years riding experience or successful completion of a motorcycle safety course. (MCL 257.658)
*Please check for a full list of up to date Michigan motorcycle laws and regulations at http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1627_46351_46353—,00.html and safety requirements on the Michigan Motorcycle Operator Manual page https://www.michigan.gov/documents/moopman_16311_7.pdf
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15th ANNUAL RIDE & SHOW NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AWARENESS
MAY 15, 2015
6TH ANNUAL NATIONAL ARMED FORCES DAY
MAY 16, 2015
ABATE MEMORIAL RUN & MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
MAY 31, 2015
BAY CITY, MI
2105 U.P. CHARITY RIDE FOR VETERANS
JUNE 6, 2015
39TH ANNUAL ABATE STATE FIELD MEET
JUNE 12-14, 2015
SALT RIVER ACRES
20TH ANNUAL: VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE SHOW & SWAP MEET
JUNE 14, 2015
HICKORY CORNERS, MI
6TH ANNUAL THUNDER AT THE RIVER
JUNE 19-21, 2015
THE HARLEY-DAVIDSON MUSEUM
LEGENDS & LAKES ROAD TOUR
AUGUST 30-SEPT 4, 2015
How can I find the best lawyer for my personal injury motorcycle damages? Call us! Motorcycle accidents and protecting riders has been our business for over 30 years. Call Russ Brown Motorcycle lawyers at 1-800-4-BIKERS to get the top advice you deserve from the original biker lawyers, with more experience than any other firm in the country.
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- Battle Creek