Helping People Hurt in Motorcycle Accidents in Missouri and Illinois Recover for Their Losses
For thousands of St. Louisans, nice weather means hopping on their motorcycles and heading out onto the open road. In addition, many motorcycle owners use their vehicles as a form of economic and convenient transportation on a regular basis. However, it is important to remember that motorcyclists can be at a substantially greater risk of injury than other motorists if a crash occurs.
Many motorcycle accidents happen because drivers or other parties act in a careless manner or make negligent errors. People who cause injury to motorcyclists can be held liable for all of the injury-related losses suffered. As a result, anyone injured in a motorcycle accident should speak to an attorney immediately to learn about their legal rights.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries can be Severe
Unlike motorists in cars or SUVs, motorcyclists often have little more than a helmet as protection if they are involved in a collision. There are no bumpers, crumple zones, airbags, or seat belts to help avoid injury to motorcyclists. In addition, motorcyclists are often thrown off of their bikes from an impact, which can cause them to hit the ground or other vehicles and can result in injuries to multiple parts of the body. Some common injuries that result from motorcycle accidents include:
- Shattered or crushed bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Skull fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Face and jaw fractures
- Dental injuries
- Friction burns
- Lacerations or contusions
- Broken pelvis or ribs
- Internal organ damage
Anyone who suffers any of the above injuries will likely require substantial medical treatment and may have to miss a significant amount of work during their recovery. This can result in overwhelming medical bills and lost earnings combined with the physical pain and suffering they experience.
Will You Be Able to Receive Compensation?
In order to receive compensation for your losses, you have to prove that someone else was at least partially responsible for causing your injuries. Some common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Drunk driving
- Improper lane usage
- Failure to yield
- Violating other traffic laws or signals
- Improper road maintenance
- Defective motorcycle parts
If someone was negligent and caused your accident, you can file a legal claim against them for personal injury to seek compensation for the losses you have incurred.
Contact a St. Louis Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
At Kilo Flynn, our highly experienced team of attorneys is committed to helping victims of motorcycle accidents recover financially. We are qualified to represent clients throughout Missouri and Illinois, including in the counties of St. Louis, Franklin, St. Charles, Jefferson, Madison, and St. Clair, just to name a few. If you would like to learn more about your legal rights after your motorcycle accident, call our office today at 314-647-8910 or contact us online.