While motorcycle accidents may not be as common as car accidents, they are usually more serious. The latest data available from the Missouri State Highway Patrol shows that there was a total of 1,990 accidents, including 106 fatal crashes involving a motorcycle, in 2018 in the state of Missouri. 127 of those 1,990 crashes happened in St. Charles County, Missouri, 5 of them being fatal and 101 leading to personal injuries.
Our team at the Gartner Law Firm has more than 25 years of experience ensuring that victims of motorcycle accidents obtain the compensation that they deserve in the St. Charles and St. Peters, Missouri areas. We understand that a motorcycle accident can have serious repercussions, both from a physical and a financial point of view. Our experienced personal injury litigators have useful insight about your accident and what to expect.
Who Will Be Held Responsible?
Various parties can be held liable and more than one party can be at fault depending on the circumstances of the accident. Due to the public’s perception of motorcycles as dangerous and fast vehicles, the riders themselves are often blamed for their accidents. An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer will help you demonstrate who is truly responsible for the crash: whether it be a negligent driver that cut you off or a truck that did not stop in time, we will ensure that your rights are protected.
Your First Steps After a Motorcycle Accident
If you are the victim of an accident that could have lasting consequences on your physical wellbeing, an experienced motorcycle accident attorney should get involved as soon as possible and, ideally, before you give a statement to anyone, including your insurance company. We will ensure that all circumstances surrounding the accident are well documented, that a proper investigation is conducted, and that evidence of all medical expenses that you incur are retained.
We recommend that you write down a detailed account of the circumstances surrounding the accident, as insurance companies will do everything in their power to put the blame on you.
If You Are Seeking Out an Attorney on Behalf of Your Loved One
If your loved one was hurt in a motorcycle accident, we will do all that is in our power to obtain appropriate monetary compensation for their injuries, either through reaching a fair and reasonable settlement with the insurance company or through a personal injury lawsuit, if someone else is at fault.
If your loved one has lost their life to such an accident due to the fault of another driver on the road, we can prepare a strong wrongful death lawsuit with the goal of protecting your family’s financial future.
Why Should You Hire a Missouri Motorcycle Attorney?
When a motorcycle accident happens, the consequences are usually grave due to the sheer size difference of the vehicles. In addition to dealing with the physical consequences, you and your family will have to deal with the other driver involved, their insurance provider, and their lawyers all trying to blame you for the accident.
We have extensive experience reviewing the circumstances surrounding motorcycle accidents and seeking fair compensation for our clients. While we always prefer to reach a deal with the responsible parties outside of court, we are also fierce litigators whom you can count on to take appropriate legal action if needed to ensure that your financial future is protected.