A car-motorcycle collision or sport bike accident may result in serious injury to the rider. If you or someone you know has suffered a devastating a head injury, back injury, paralysis, or loss of a loved one due to a motorcycle accident, a lawyer with experience in handling serious injury and wrongful death claims can help you manage this ordeal.

Motorcycle accidents – an overview

Riding motorcycles is fun. And with ever-increasing fuel costs, motorcycles are more-and-more becoming a more economic mode of transportation. Statistics show that motorcycle riding is a popular activity; total motorcycle registrations increased 51% between 2000 and 2005. In 2006, Americans bought over 1.1 million motorcycles.

Despite their popularity, there are risks. The inherent nature of motorcycles makes riding them a potentially more dangerous undertaking than other types of highway transportation. Unlike cars and other vehicles, motorcycles offer drivers and passengers little protection other than the experience and skill of the rider. There is next-to-nothing between the rider and the open road other than the clothes the rider is wearing and maybe a helmet. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, an experienced personal injury lawyer can explain your legal options.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents

Motorcycle accidents, like all accidents involving motor vehicles, can be caused by a number of different factors. While an accident can be the fault of the motorcycle driver, many times, drivers of other vehicles cause accidents involving motorcycles.

Because of a motorcycle’s relatively small size, many drivers of passenger cars and trucks do not see motorcyclists. Even if they check their mirrors before changing lanes or turning, the motorcycle may be in the car’s blind spot, and an accident may result. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, talk to an experienced attorney about your legal options for recovery.

What Lear Werts LLP can do for you

If you or a loved one has recently been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may have many questions about your legal options.

  • What should I do to protect my rights?
  • Can I recover money for my medical expenses?
  • Can I still bring a lawsuit if I partially caused the accident?

You may have never been involved in a lawsuit before and not know where to start. That’s why you need an experienced Missouri personal injury lawyer who can answer your specific questions and provide guidance about how to proceed.

The attorneys the Columbia, Missouri law firm, Lear Werts LLP, represent clients injured in motorcycle accidents. We work to see that our clients received the compensation they need to rebuild their lives and are familiar with the unique dynamics involved in a motorcycle crash.

Call Lear Werts LLP for a free initial consultation

If you have been seriously injured or are in a dispute with your insurance company about property damage to your bike, and would like to speak with one of the firm’s lawyers, contact our Missouri injury lawyers at 573-875-1991 (or toll free 877-875-1991), or contact us online to arrange for a complementary consultation about your situation.