We hear the same thing over and over from our clients: “The other driver didn’t see me.”
Unfortunately, today’s drivers are more distracted than ever and some cannot perceive a car let alone a motorcycle. It is extremely important to remember this and be overly cautious when riding. Never assume another driver sees your bike. This is the easiest way to prevent a serious motorcycle crash in Missouri.
Motorcycle accidents result in some of the worst injuries we see on the roadway. Crash statistics indicate riders are four times more likely to sustain injury and 21 times as likely to die as compared to those in vehicles.
In a motorcycle crash, riders have little or no protection to prevent injury. It is important to consult with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to investigate your claim. At The Bradley Law Firm, we are motorcycle lawyers and know how to properly advise you and your family.
The Bradley Law Firm has Missouri accident attorneys who have handled the following types of motorcycle cases:
In an effort to prevent serious personal injuries from motorcycle crashes, Missouri motorcycle laws require all riders to wear helmets. Motorcycle helmets help reduce head injuries and brain injuries by reducing the impact force from a blunt strike.
In many instances, motorcycle helmets mean the difference between brain damage and a broken skull. Statistics prove motorcycle helmets reduce incidents of brain damage.
In our sister state of Illinois, no helmet is required. Motorcycle operators should realize the difference between the motorcycle laws and make sure they comply with Missouri’s motorcycle laws when they cross the border.
Often, defense lawyers blame motorcycle riders for their own injuries, even if the crash was not their fault, because they “assumed the risk” of riding a motorcycle. While this may be true, Missouri law specifically states that motorcycle riders do not assume the risk of riding a motorcycle, thereby prohibiting this harsh argument.
Inexperienced lawyers who do not regularly handle motorcycle crashes may not be aware of this obscure Missouri law.
It is important to be aware of Missouri’s statute of limitations in connection with motorcycle accident cases, which is five years. This means you must contact a lawyer who handles motorcycle accidents to investigate your case well before the statute runs out.
The sooner you contact a personal injury lawyer to investigate your motorcycle claim, the better. These cases are time sensitive and if you do not quickly secure evidence, it can be destroyed or lost forever.
Based in St. Louis, the Bradley Law Firm has handled numerous personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from motorcycle accidents. Speak today with an experienced motorcycle personal injury attorney, about your case, for free.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients. Below are some of our recent personal injury case results.
"Overall, I had a great experience working with The Bradley Law Firm!! I would recommend Ryan and his team to anyone. Being involved in a car accident can be quite stressful and dealing with insurance companies can be even more stressful. Having Ryan in my corner lifted a huge burden off my shoulders and made this process much easier for me. They handled everything. Tina is great…she is awesome! She’s extremely patient and kept me informed throughout the entire process. The Bradley Law Firm team is very personable, easy to talk to, and a pleasure to work with."
Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients.
It is our mission to ensure you receive a maximum recovery for all of your damages, to the fullest extent under the law.
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