Motorcycle accidents frequently lead to life-altering injuries or fatalities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 88,000 bikers nationwide were injured in 2015 alone.
In the vast majority of these accidents, it’s other drivers who are at fault, according to a 2013 study at the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research. Despite efforts to encourage drivers to “start seeing motorcycles,” serious accidents still occur with devastating frequency. Far too often, drivers:
When you — or a loved one — becomes the victim of negligence, you shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden. You deserve accountability and compensation for the tragic harms you have suffered.
At the Kansas City law firm of Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we represent riders in both Missouri and Kansas who have suffered serious injuries. We also represent family members who have lost loved ones in fatal motorcycle crashes.
Head injuries account for nearly a quarter of motorcycle accident injuries, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of all bikers admitted to hospitals who don’t survive, more than 50 percent suffered from traumatic brain injuries. Helmets reduce — but don’t eliminate — the risk of head injuries. We’re familiar with the physical, emotional and legal ramifications of brain injuries.
If you are looking for compassionate and knowledgeable legal guidance with the highest degree of professionalism, you have come to the right place. Our attorneys understand the toll of these accidents. We take an aggressive yet strategic approach to secure the full and fair compensation our clients deserve.
Many people in and around Kansas City enjoy riding motorcycles. However, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to negligence or careless vehicle drivers. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle crash caused by another person, Peddicord & Townsend LLC is ready to help. Our Kansas City motorcycle accident attorneys will investigate all aspects of your crash in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to.
When we turn to the Missouri Department of Public Safety, we see that there was a total of 2,474 motorcycle crashes during the latest reporting year. Out of those crashes, there were:
When we look at the statistics above, we can see that nearly all motorcycle accidents result in an injury or a fatality. Motorcyclists do not have much protection against the force of a vehicle slamming into them. It is not uncommon for the Kansas City motorcycle accident lawyers at Peddicord & Townsend LLC to see the following injuries after a crash:
Each of these injuries requires medical care. In many cases, a motorcycle accident victim faces a long recovery period and is unable to work while they rehabilitate.
In many cases, a motorcycle crash happens due to the negligence of passenger vehicle drivers.
Motorcyclists are also at more risk of an accident due to roadway defects. If a municipality knows about a defect (potholes, cracked pavement, roadway obstacles) and fails to remedy the situation, they could be held accountable for their negligence.
If you or someone you care about is injured in a motorcycle crash that was caused by another person, seek legal assistance. You may be entitled to compensation for what has happened. At Peddicord & Townsend LLC, we will work to secure the following in the aftermath of a crash:
The at-fault driver’s insurance may cover some of your expenses, but please understand that insurance companies are not going to willingly hand over the money you are entitled to. In fact, many insurance companies have a bias against motorcyclists, even if the motorcycle driver was not at fault.
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