Motorcycles are an efficient mode of transportation that many people use for their daily commutes. However, unlike standard cars, motorcycles do not have any metal or other reinforcements to protect you during an accident on the road.
This means that you are at a much greater risk of a serious injury from a motorcycle accident. Your body takes the full force of the impact, which can be dangerous and even deadly when you are moving at high speeds.
Even when you take all the proper safety precautions while riding, other vehicles on the road are not always aware of motorcycles. Motorcycle accidents occur for several different reasons. However, regardless of whether your accident was due to negligence or recklessness, the fact remains that another individual caused you serious harm.
You deserve justice after a serious motorcycle accident, and the other driver involved must take responsibility for their actions. To ensure that you receive appropriate compensation after your motorcycle injury, you need legal counsel from the attorneys at OnderLaw, LLC. Contact us today at (314) 963-9000 to begin work on your case.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) keeps records of motorcycle accidents across the United States to better understand the safety risks associated with motorcycles.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) keeps records of motorcycle accidents across the United States to better understand the safety risks associated with motorcycles. In 2017, this organization reported 89,000 people were injured and 5,127 people were killed in motorcycle accidents. The most serious of these accidents occurred when motorcyclists were in a collision with another vehicle while on the road, accounting for 57% of all motorcycle deaths in 2017.
Wearing a helmet when you ride a motorcycle is essential to preventing serious injuries to your head during a motorcycle accident. However, even when you take this safety precaution, a serious crash can still cause injuries to the rest of your body and have life-threatening consequences.
One hundred twenty-one motorcyclists in Missouri experienced a fatal motorcycle accident in 2017, even though 83% of these drivers were wearing a helmet. Statistics like this demonstrate the severity of motorcycle crashes, even when a motorcyclist tries to protect themselves while riding. This information highlights the responsibility that each driver has to prevent motorcycle accidents whenever possible.
Why You Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
After any motorcycle accident, you will face various challenges that will take a significant amount of your time and energy. You may be receiving treatment for or recovering from severe injuries.
You may have to manage insurance claims and police reports to discuss the accident. Additionally, if you want to take legal action against the person who caused your accident, you will have to gather evidence and build a strong legal case.
When your attention is pulled in so many different directions, it is easy to make simple mistakes or to become fatigued by these demanding processes.
However, in a legal case that will determine the amount of compensation you receive after an accident, any mistake, no matter how small, could be detrimental to your case. Hiring a lawyer is the best way to ensure that your motorcycle accident lawsuit gets the time and attention it deserves.
Your lawyer will make sure that you understand your rights and that you have the information they will use to build a successful legal case. They will spend their time gathering the necessary evidence and choosing key witnesses who can provide testimonies on your behalf.
Furthermore, with many years of legal training and experience in the field, your lawyer will ensure that your case is strong and error-free. Having a seasoned motorcycle accident attorney to represent you in your motorcycle case will maximize the compensation you could receive from your injuries.
Why Chose OnderLaw, LLC?
OnderLaw, LLC understands that you are focused on recovery and healing after a motorcycle accident. Our knowledgeable attorneys can handle every legal aspect of your personal injury claim, making it one less issue you have to worry about.
We are committed to transparent communication in your case and ensuring that our work is aligned with what’s best for you and your family. OnderLaw, LLC is dedicated to helping our clients, no matter how difficult or complex the case, get fair compensation for their injuries.
While our track record of success demonstrates our skill in personal injury litigation, OnderLaw, LLC stands out among the crowd of other law firms because of the high-quality treatment each of our clients receives.
We know that you will have numerous questions and concerns throughout your lawsuit, and our lawyers are prepared to answer your phone calls and emails as quickly as possible. We will also work with you to ensure that you understand each step we are taking and that you are comfortable with our approach.
We are ready to work with you as a team to make sure you have the guidance and support you need at all times. OnderLaw, LLC knows the importance of your case, and we recognize the trust you are placing in us to protect your rights. OnderLaw, LLC will not let you down, so call us today at (314) 963-9000 to discuss the details of your case.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Despite ongoing campaigns to increase awareness of motorcycles on the road, many drivers still do not pay attention to motorcyclists on the road, and they do not know the changes they need to make when driving near a motorcycle.
Even a driver who is paying close attention to the road and other drivers may miss a motorcycle because their mind is looking for other cars and not smaller vehicles. This may cause a driver to change lanes or otherwise maneuver their vehicle into a motorcycle because they do not see the motorcycle in their path.
When you are riding a motorcycle, you are at a higher risk of being involved in a serious accident than most other vehicles on the road because of this lack of awareness. Teaching other drivers to look for motorcycles when they are driving, however, is only one part of the solution to help keep motorcyclists safe and reduce the risk of motorcycle accidents.
Another frequent cause of a motorcycle accident is drivers who don’t respect a motorcyclist’s space. Drivers often leave too little space between themselves and motorcyclists to accommodate for sudden stops or other unexpected circumstances.
Drivers must understand that they need to keep a greater distance between themselves and a motorcyclist than they would for a larger vehicle. This precaution can prevent disastrous consequences if an accident occurs.
Although some motorcycle accidents occur because of unforeseeable changes in traffic or lack of awareness about motorcycle etiquette, most motorcycle accidents are caused by distracted or reckless drivers.
Another driver on the road may cause a serious motorcycle accident when they engage in:
- Running red lights or breaking other traffic laws
- Talking or texting while driving
- Road rage
- Driving while tired
- Driving drunk or under the influence of other substances
In any of these cases, the driver in the other vehicle demonstrated poor judgment and created hazardous driving conditions. These actions, whether intentional or negligent, caused you physical harm, and they may have permanently changed your life.
You should not have to pay for another driver’s carelessness while on the road. You have a right to fight back against this injustice and seek compensation for the devastating injuries you have experienced.
Common Motorcycle Injuries
When you are involved in a motorcycle accident, your entire body is at risk of injury. Even when you wear a helmet and other protective gear, you cannot completely prevent an injury. This is especially true if your accident occurred while you were driving at high speeds, or if a very large vehicle hits your motorcycle.
In both cases, your body experiences a strong force from the impact as well as from a sudden stop, which leads to more critical injuries. Many motorcycle accidents result in injuries that require emergency medical attention and possibly even surgery.
The exact circumstances of each motorcycle accident are different, and these details will determine the severity of your injuries and the type of medical intervention you need. Nevertheless, some of the most common injuries after a motorcycle accident include:
- Lacerations and bruises
- Sprained or strained muscles
- Dislocated joints
- Tears in muscle or ligaments
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Damage to internal organs
- Neck and spine injuries
- Brain trauma
Unfortunately, many motorcycle accidents are fatal, either because of the extreme forces during the crash or the severity of the resulting injuries. Fatal motorcycle accidents cause emotional pain and suffering for the victim’s family and loved ones, rather than physical pain and suffering.
However, no matter whether your pain is physical or emotional, you are experiencing serious consequences from this accident, and you need compensation to help you cope with this devastating event.
Contact OnderLaw, LLC Now
If a motorcycle accident seriously injured you or a loved one, you need OnderLaw, LLC fighting on your behalf. The financial compensation you receive cannot take away the pain you are experiencing. However, it can help protect your financial interests and provide some form of justice after a disastrous event.
OnderLaw, LLC will work tirelessly to help you receive the highest compensation possible for your injuries. Let us get to work on your lawsuit today by calling us (314) 963-9000.