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Contact A Personal Injury Lawyer After A Motorcycle Accident
You should call a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible if you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash or a car accident involving a motorcycle. An attorney with experience handling these types of cases can help you pursue compensation for injuries or wrongful death claims.
Filing an insurance claim after a motorcycle accident is a complicated process and strict deadlines apply. It is imperative that you contact a personal injury lawyer right away to pursue this type of claim.
While you may think that flying down the highway with the wind in your hair is an exhilarating, freeing experience, unfortunately, doing so comes with a tremendous amount of risk because motorcyclists are so much more vulnerable than drivers or passengers of enclosed vehicles. With virtually no protection, a motorcycle accident almost always causes serious injuries that can have lifelong consequences, and even worse it can be fatal.
Following are some important facts about motorcycle accidents that you may not know:
- Injuries: Head injuries, specifically, are among the leading causes of fatalities, despite the fact that Missouri law [RSMo§302.020] requires all motorcycle operators and passengers to wear helmets. Amputation of an arm or a leg, paralyzing spinal cord injuries, broken bones and severe road rash are also common injuries that victims experience. You can read more about motorcycle safety by clicking HERE.
- Fatalities: According to the NHTSA, nearly 15% of all traffic fatalities on America’s roadways today are motorcycle riders. Interestingly, a growing number are among riders aged 40 and older, which is thought to be due to increased Baby Boomers’ interest.
- Causes: Surprisingly, rain, snow and ice, nor heavy traffic are significant contributing factors in most accidents. In fact, the leading cause of motorcycle crashes is negligent drivers. This often happens when the driver of another vehicle simply doesn’t see the motorcycle, makes a left turn and cuts the motorcycle off, causing a frontal collision. It should be noted, however, that while most motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the rider, some accidents do involve riders who are alcohol-impaired or speeding. In this instance, a collision with a solid, immovable object – like a bridge abutment or a parked vehicle, can occur.
- Negligent drivers: In some cases, a negligent driver can be held accountable for motorcycle accidents. A personal injury lawyer can examine all the circumstances of your accident and advise you if going forward with a claim is in your best interest.
Filing Liability and Damages Claims
You may be entitled to financial compensation if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver. Even if you were partially at fault, you may still be able to recover damages. Every case is different, but common types of damages a personal injury lawyer can help you recover include:
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income (past and future)
- Pain and suffering (physical and emotional)
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Punitive damages (in some cases)
- Property damage (cost of repairs or replacement of your motorcycle)
Personal Injury Lawyer For Motorcycle Accident Victims
The Noland Law Firm, LLC has represented dozens of motorcycle wreck victims, obtaining thousands of dollars in compensation for clients. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, or if you have lost a loved one in an accident, contact us for a free, no-obligation, confidential consultation. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer will analyze your case and advise you as to whether you are entitled to compensation. If a claim is pursued, we will guide you through the process and work to obtain the best possible outcome.
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