Kansas City Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Seeking Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries
One of the most exhilarating joys of the road is riding a motorcycle. Not only can you easily maneuver through traffic, but motorcycles are more cost-effective when it comes to purchase price and gas usage. The tradeoff is a big decrease in rider protection. When an accident occurs between a motorcycle and another vehicle, the motorcyclist is much more likely to suffer serious injuries or even death.
At Presley & Presley LLC, our Kansas City team is prepared to help you if you have sustained significant injuries due to the negligence of another motorist. We have 45 years of experience in advocating for accident victims in their search for justice. As seasoned trial lawyers, we are never afraid to take your case to court if an insurer refuses to negotiate. You need and deserve fair compensation. Our team can help you make a plan.
Hurt by another’s negligence in a motorcycle accident? Call Presley & Presley, LLC at (855) 981-6116 for a free consultation. You pay nothing unless we win.
Motorcycling Is More Dangerous than Driving
According to the Missouri Transportation Department, motorcycle fatalities have been steadily increasing over the last few years. That matches a national trend, which is likely caused by an increase in motorcycles’ popularity. Per statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,586 motorcyclists died in 2014 and 92,000 were injured. In 2018, the NHTSA reported 4,985 deaths from motorcycle crashes. Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to be killed in traffic than individuals in cars when travel is evaluated on a per-mile basis.
What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?
One major reason for collisions caused by motorists is that they failed to see the biker. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are often not given the same respect as those in cars and trucks and may be missed due to their smaller size, or because they are hidden in blind spots or by other vehicles on the road. Motorcycles may be smaller than cars, but that does not mean they must always yield the right-of-way. When drivers expect them to, they may cause serious accidents. Other factors that may contribute to motorcycle collisions include:
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Unsafe lane changes
- Opening a vehicle door into the path of an oncoming motorcycle
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Sudden stops
- Making left turns into the path of an oncoming motorcycle
- Failing to notice a motorcycle at an intersection
These accidents occur most commonly on city streets and highways, with one of the most dangerous situations for a motorcyclist occurring when a vehicle makes a left turn into the path of the biker. Such crashes can leave the motorcyclist with serious and catastrophic injuries ranging from multiple fractures to internal organ damage, loss of limb, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord damage.
You Can Rely on Our Accomplished Legal Team
Even in non-catastrophic accidents, a motorcyclist may be out of work for a long time, resulting in a loss of income and increasing medical bills. One of the best ways to get help can be to exercise your right to compensation from the negligent party. Our team can provide the support you need to file a claim.
Our attorneys are veterans at standing up to insurance companies through careful investigation, documentation, and strong advocacy during negotiations. Should it be necessary, we will take your case to court to fight for a settlement that will cover your medical costs, loss of wages, damage to your bike, pain and suffering, and more. To learn how a motorcycle accident claim could provide the compensation you need to cover your treatment and future plans, reach out to Presley & Presley, LLC.
Call (855) 981-6116 today to connect with one of our skilled attorneys.
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