Compensation for Motorcycle Accidents

More people these days are buying motorcycles as a cost effective form of transport, St Louis motorcycle attorneysespecially in the cities where parking is at a premium. Unfortunately, apart from pedestrians and cyclists, motorcycle riders are among the most vulnerable users of motorized transport. Motorcyclists are more susceptible to accidents caused by bigger vehicles that have more protection.

However, laws protect motorcyclists, as well as other drivers, and all drivers must share the roads with other vehicles. A person who causes an accident does not get a break on the amount they owe simply because the other driver was riding a motorcycle. Nor does an at-fault party receive a break for hurting an older person whose bones break more easily than a 15 year old. You are responsible for all the harms you cause, period, regardless of the other persons age, vehicle type, or otherwise.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

There are 7 common reasons for motorcycle accidents which are:

  • a driver failing to check carefully in the vehicle’s mirrors before changing lanes;
  • driver fatigue so he or she fails to notice the motorcycle;
  • driving while influenced by alcohol or drugs;
  • failing to give way to a motorcycle at an intersection;
  • distracted when driving such as eating, drinking, texting, phoning or adjusting other electronic devices;
  • failing to yield and making a left hand turn in front of a motorcycle;
  • driving aggressively, such as speeding or tailgating.

Injuries and Fatalities From Motorcycle Accidents

Because you do not have full bodily protection when on a motorcycle, any injuries are likely to be serious, even if they are not fatal. These include fractured or broken ribs and limbs, spinal cord injuries, crushed internal organs, facial lacerations and torn skin. If you were wearing a helmet, you are more likely to escape brain injuries, but there is never a guarantee.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2013, throughout the country there were 56 motorcyclists killed for every 100,000 motorcycles which were registered for use on highways. This is compared to 9 fatalities for the same number of passenger vehicles.

What To Do If Injured In A Motorcycle Accident

After an accident, you should seek medical attention first. It is important all of your injuries are immediately treated to prevent long term problems. In Missouri, as long as you didn’t cause the accident, you may be entitled to file a personal injury compensation claim against the person who is at-fault.

A motorcycle injury case allows the victim to obtain reimbursement from the at-fault driver for medical costs, lost wages, pain, suffering, inconvenience, and other accident related damages. Motorcycle accident cases require an immediate and comprehensive investigation to ensure all evidence is properly gathered and recorded. After the crash, the other drivers insurance company will go to work gathering evidence which supports their side of the case. It is important you have someone fighting for you.

The Dixon Injury Firm has helped numerous motorcycle accident victims, as well as the families of those wrongfully killed in motorcycle crashes. Our dedication and effort has earned the recognition of the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer and entry into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Call today for a FREE Consultation (314) 409-7060.

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