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Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents can result in serious head injury, paralysis and other catastrophic injuries.  Although motorcycles are typically more maneuverable than cars, there are fewer protections once an impact occurs. Even with due caution and care, motorcycles are frequently unseen by other motorists, leading to accidents that can cause serious injuries or death.

Reckless or drunk driving and lack of driver attention are a danger to everyone using the highways and other roads in Kansas and Missouri. Unfortunately, these negligent behaviors can become particularly hazardous when you ride a motorcycle. Head-on crashes, blind spot collisions and other motorcycle accidents injure or kill hundreds of bikers every year.

At Monsees & Mayer, P.C. we represent motorcyclists because we have a special connection to riders. Not only do we handle their cases, some of us are riders as well. Hence, we understand and appreciate the special risks and challenges of those who travel on two wheels rather than four.

If you, or a family member, have been involved in a motor bike accident, contact us today.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

While riding a motorcycle involves some unique issues and challenges, most of the potential injuries are the same for both motorcyclists and motor vehicle operators. As a rider, you may, unfortunately, encounter motor vehicle operators who demonstrate one or a combination of the following failings:

  • Excessive speed
  • Failure to keep a careful lookout
  • Following too closely
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Crossing the centerline
  • Failure to stop at a light or sign
  • Driving impaired from either drugs or alcohol
  • Driving at a speed excessive for the conditions (i.e., in rain, heavy traffic, or snow)

However, not every motorcycle accident is the fault of motor vehicle operators. Improperly designed or manufactured motorcycles, the use of inadequate or defective helmets, and faulty maintenance can also cause accidents.

Common Types of Motorcycle Accidents

If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact our offices at Monsees & Mayer, P.C today. We are ready to represent you in a motorcycle accident involving:

  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Other Motorcycles
  • Highway Defects
  • Commercial Vehicles

What Types of Injuries are Associated with Motorcycle Accidents?

Because of size differences between the vehicles, motorcycle accidents can result in serious injury. Among the common injuries suffered in motorcycle collision cases are the following:

Victims of motorcycle injuries may face years of medical expenses, rehabilitation, and lost income. Our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys have helped many individuals and families recover financial compensation to address these long-term needs.

What can a Motorcycle Injury Attorney do for Me?

Statistically, injured parties represented by attorneys receive more money from insurance companies– even after paying for the attorney– than unrepresented parties. In short, insurance companies simply do not get serious about negotiations unless they know they are in for a fight.

A common tactic these companies use is blaming the motorcyclist. Most people do not ride motorcycles, so it is usually easier for insurance companies and their attorneys to play into common myths and stereotypes to prejudice jurors against riders. Your attorney has to know not only the challenges of any serious injury case, but also the special challenges faced by riders.

At Monsees & Mayer, P.C. we understand both. We ride. We consult with accident reconstruction experts, medical specialists, life care planners, and other qualified professionals. Our skilled attorneys examine medical data on serious personal injury cases to help determine the true impact on the lives of victims and their families.

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Our attorneys are here to help. Contact us today.
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