• June 13, 2022

Motorcyclist Injured in Crash with Semi-Truck on Lake Michigan Dr in Allendale Twp, MI

Allendale Twp, MI — June 10, 2022, a 21-year-old motorcyclist was injured in a crash with a semi-truck on Lake Michigan Drive in Allendale Township.

According to reports the incident happened around 10:15 a.m. at the intersection of Lake Michigan and 96th Avenue. Preliminary investigation suggests the motorcyclist was eastbound on Lake Michigan when a truck turned into his path from southbound 96th. The rider was unable to avoid the turning truck and crashed into it.

The rider was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The truck driver was unhurt.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Motorcycle Accident on Lake Michigan Dr in Allendale Twp

If reports are accurate this crash seems fairly straightforward--a truck driver failed to yield to the rider and injuries followed. It's important to find out exactly why that happened, but no matter what's discovered there's a good chance the driver and his employer won't admit fault without a fight.

Crash victims often call the firm after wrecks like this when they find out police reports aren't enough to get them the help they need. When they approach a trucking company with those, they learn the company has another story ready where either a) their employee did nothing wrong at all or b) at least his actions weren't the true cause of the victim's injuries. Preparing for that pushback is critical when trying to hold the right parties accountable for a commercial truck accident.

Motorcyclist Injured in Crash with Semi-Truck on Lake Michigan Dr in Allendale Twp, MI

That kind of issue can be even more prevalent when a motorcycle is involved, as people have plenty of misconceptions about all riders being reckless daredevils on the road. Trucking companies are happy to take advantage of those biases to get their drivers off the hook after situations like the one in Michigan.

I'm not saying anything like will happen necessarily, but almost every commercial wreck has its own challenges for victims to overcome. Those companies and their insurers have a great deal to lose and they fight like hell not to. For victims and families to get the help they deserve and to see the right parties held accountable, they need to arm themselves with the evidence, allies, and tools necessary to face the challenges ahead.

Only after we overcame the company's defenses did it finally agree to help the victim. I'm not saying anything like that's bound to happen after the Macedon accident, but almost every commercial wreck has challenges to overcome. Trucking companies and insurance companies have a great deal to lose and they fight like hell not to. For victims and families to get the help they deserve and to see the right parties held accountable, they need to arm themselves with the evidence, allies, and tools necessary to face the challenges ahead.

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