Motorcycle Intersection Accident Lawyer St. Louis
Motorcycle Intersection Accident Lawyers in St. Louis and Missouri
The Motorcycle Intersection Accident Lawyers of Dixon Law provide the greatest level of care and legal guidance for St. Louis and Missouri residents. When you or someone you love has been the victim of a motorcycle intersection accident, and you’ve suffered severe injuries and have lost work and wages because of those injuries, you need a motorcycle intersection accident lawyer to protect your interests. The Motorcycle Intersection Accident Lawyers at Dixon Law can guide you through your otorcycle intersection accident case and see to it that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. Whether you need financial assistance because of loss of work, medical bills, or to pay for the costs of recovery associated with any injuries sustained because of the accident, Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm can and will provide you with expert motorcycle intersection accident legal guidance.
When you or someone you love has been in motorcycle intersection accident and needs a motorcycle intersection accident attorney, you need the best in the industry. Christopher R. Dixon and the St. Louis Motorcycle Accident Attorneys of Dixon Law strive to provide the best results possible. Christopher R. Dixon is recognized as a Top 100 Trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and a Life-Time Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and when you choose Chris for your legal guidance and counseling for a motorcycle intersection accident case you will be taken care of.
Way back in 1981, a Professor named Harry Hurt from the University of California conducted an extensive amount of research on motorcycle safety on behalf of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. He brought in experienced motorcycle riders that were engineers, psychologists, medical doctors, pathologists, and motorcycle technicians. They examined the scene of more than 900 accidents and completely reconstructed what happened. They also reviewed 3,600 police traffic accident reports. The result was a very thorough paper, known as the “Hurt Report.” It is still cited today as a leading source to understanding motorcycle safety.
Turning Left on a Motorcycle is Risky
The report found that the most common motorcycle accident involves another vehicle causing a collision by failing to give the motorcycle its right of way at an intersection. In fact, 66% of the accidents studied happened at intersections. The police data showed the number closer to 40%, but the Hurt Report says the 66% number is more accurate because they studied the locations of the crashes more thoroughly.
These intersection accidents almost always involve a motorcycle turning left in front of an oncoming car that fails to see the motorcycle and then smashes into it. 37% of the crashes studied occurred at “cross” intersections, where two roads cross at right angles. The next worse accident scene was in alleys or driveways, which is where 12% of the crashes happened. Though the accidents were largely blamed on drivers failing to see riders, the research does not absolve riders in these accidents. It says that the rider is often inconspicuous, inexperienced, untrained, unlicensed, and fails to avoid the collision.
The Hurt Report is full of countermeasures to help reduce intersection accident risks. It says that all riders should take steps to improve their visibility to other drivers. This includes leaving headlights on during the day and wearing high visibility jackets. A helmet with goggles or glasses also protects a rider’s vision and makes him or her more likely to see threats. After a thorough review of existing safety equipment, the report says that helmets are the only technology that really give significant protection to riders.
The report is very supportive of helmets and says there is no reason for a rider to be without a helmet. Quality helmets do not limit vision or hearing or otherwise impair riders, which is a frequent excuse that the report does not agree with. Missouri Statutes Section 302.020 provides that a motorcycle operator or passenger must wear “protective headgear” at all times the vehicle is in motion. The fine for a violation is only $25, though, and the legislature has actually moved in recent years to cancel this requirement.
The Hurt Report was also a big proponent of safety training for motorcycle riders, and Missouri requires training to issue a motorcycle license. Indeed, Missouri’s Motorcycle Operator Manual says that the “greatest potential for conflict between you and other traffic is at intersections.” The manual warns riders to wear bright clothing, ride with a headlight on, and not to rely on eye contact, as drivers will often look towards motorcyclists without actually seeing them.
How can the St. Louis Motorcycle Intersection Accident Lawyers of Dixon Law help you with your motorcycle intersection accident claim?
The Dixon Injury Law Firm is the industry leader when it comes to protecting the interests of motorcycle intersection accident victims. During a motorcycle intersection accident case, the responsible party, their lawyers, and the insurance agencies are going to try to get you to settle for as little as possible and attempt to place as much blame as possible on you for the motorcycle intersection accident. This will allow them to settle quickly and against your best interests. That’s why it is so vitally important to let Christopher R. Dixon and the St. Louis Motorcycle Intersection Accident} Attorneys of Dixon Law defend your best interests against the responsible party, their lawyers and the insurance corporations.
The Missouri Motorcycle Intersection Accident Lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm have a complete understanding of the most recent Missouri and St. Louis traffic law and statutes and can use this knowledge to defend you and your loved ones during this trying time. No one should have to suffer from a motorcycle intersection accident injury, but when it does happen, choosing an experienced and knowledgeable motorcycle intersection accident lawyer can ensure that you and your family are adequately compensated for your lost time and injuries, and ensure that your financial future and health are protected.
Why Should I choose the Missouri Motorcycle Intersection Accident Attorneys at Dixon Law to represent me?
Christopher R. Dixon is more than just a motorcycle intersection accident lawyer he is a local Missouri and St. Louis resident who understands what it means to provide effective and comprehensive legal counseling to his fellow citizens who have suffered because of motorcycle intersection accidents.
Chris Dixon – “I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for the injury victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion which drives my existence.”
Just because so many drivers fail to see motorcyclists does not mean that riders do not deserve to be safe on the road. If you were hit in an intersection accident, there is a good chance it was the driver’s fault and he or she should have to pay for your damages (or for the loss of your loved one, in that tragic case). The Dixon Injury Firm can review what happened and let you know if pursuing damages makes sense.
When you choose Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm, you are choosing a motorcycle intersection accident law firm that cares about you and wants to ensure that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. If you need motorcycle intersection accident legal guidance, or want to know what a motorcycle intersection crash lawyer can do for you, call or contact the St. Louis Motorcycle Intersection Accident Lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm at 314-409-7060, or toll-free at 855-40-CRASH to get justice and compensation for your motorcycle intersection accident claim today.