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Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Kansas City

Trusted Legal Guidance After A Devastating Motorcycle Accident

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:

  • Fail to notice motorcyclists
  • Make left turns directly in front of motorcycles
  • Change lanes without looking, resulting in collisions
  • Collide with motorcycles at intersections
  • Engage in texting while driving or other distractions
  • Get behind the wheel after one too many drinks

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.

Compensation For Spinal Cord Injuries, Head Trauma, Other Serious Injuries And Wrongful Death

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.

Has your loved one suffered a life-altering brain injury?

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.

Kansas City Motorcycle Accident FAQ

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.

How often do Kansas City motorcycle crashes occur?

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:

  • 2,161 total injuries
  • 117 total fatalities

What are the most common Kansas City motorcycle accident injuries?

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:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Bone fractures and dislocations
  • Loss of or damage to a bodily organ
  • Dismemberment or amputation
  • Other injuries that inhibit a person’s daily activities
  • Significant disfigurement

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.

What are the common causes of motorcycle accidents?

In many cases, a motorcycle crash happens due to the negligence of passenger vehicle drivers.

  • Drivers often ignore motorcyclists or refuse to give them the space they need.
  • Drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs pose a serious threat to motorcyclists.
  • Distracted drivers may not see a motorcyclist on the roadway.

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.

Is there compensation available for a motorcycle accident?

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:

  • Coverage of your motorcycle crash-related medical bills
  • Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
  • Mental anguish damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a negligent driver

Will insurance cover all of my motorcycle crash expenses?

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.

When you need a Kansas City motorcycle accident attorney, to discuss your legal options during a free consultation, please call our lawyers at 816-842-3200. You can also reach out to us online.

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