Motorcycles are a popular form of transportation in and around Independence. However, motorcyclists are more vulnerable on the roadway than those inside traditional passenger vehicles. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by somebody else’s negligent actions, the team at Peddicord & Townsend LLC is ready to help. Our Independence motorcycle accident attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into what happened in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to.
Most people understand that motorcyclists face more risks than drivers and passengers who are inside traditional vehicles. Motorcycle riders and their passengers do not have the same level of protection. Missouri does have a motorcycle helmet law in place. However, even when wearing helmets and other protective gear, motorcyclists can sustain serious injuries when they are struck by a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds.
Unfortunately, many vehicle drivers do not give motorcycles the space they deserve on the roadway. Drivers often follow motorcyclists too closely or even ignore them altogether. This can lead to dangerous collisions. Motorcyclists are at particular danger from drivers who operate while impaired or distracted.
According to the Missouri Department of Public Safety, we know that there were 2,474 motorcycle crashes during the latest reporting year across the state. Out of those incidents, 117 people lost their lives, and 2,161 were injured.
Our motorcycle accident lawyers regularly help clients who have sustained the following in an incident:
Motorcycle accident injuries often require extensive medical attention. Victims in these cases can incur tremendous medical expenses. In some cases, a motorcycle accident victim may not be able to work while they recover, causing them to lose valuable income. If a victim needs long-term care or physical therapy in order to make a recovery, they should be able to receive compensation from their at-fault party’s insurance carrier.
Motorcyclists are also vulnerable to poorly designed roads or roads that are not well maintained. In these cases, it may be possible to secure compensation for a crash from the agency responsible for roadway maintenance.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by the reckless or careless actions have another person, contact an attorney today. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we will get to work on your case, conducting a thorough investigation into what happened so we can secure the following on your behalf: