PROTECTING YOUR INTERESTS AFTER A ST. LOUIS MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in St. Louis, MO

Motorcycle accident lawyer in St. Louis, MO. Think about a motorcycle’s small size, lack of structural protection, and other drivers’ inattentiveness — all these factors combine to make a deadly combination. Attorney Amanda Hayden at The Hayden Law Firm knows that if you are involved in a motorcycle accident, the injuries suffered can often turn your world upside down.

We believe that a full recovery means more than just your physical health, but also enough coverage for your emotional and financial health. We take the time to understand you, your needs, your injuries, your losses, and what it will really take for you to genuinely recover and move on from this incident with confidence.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact us or call a personal injury lawyer in St. Louis, MO, at The Hayden Law Firm at (314) 480-3100 for a free, no-risk consultation. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay legal fees or other fees up-front.

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Motorcycle Accidents in Missouri

Missouri highways are perfect for hitting the open road, but you must always be on high alert if you are on a motorcycle. Motorcyclists face a unique set of dangers every day no matter where they are. For example, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that motorcyclists are about 28 times more likely to die in a crash when compared to car passengers. In fact, there were 120 motorcycle fatalities in Missouri for the year 2017 alone.

There is a five-year time frame in Missouri for victims and their families to file a claim for personal injury or wrongful death. Do not delay in contacting a motorcycle accident lawyer in St. Louis, MO, as soon as possible, or else you forfeit all rights to compensation. You may even be able to bring a claim against the state if their failure to keep the roads clear caused you to lose control of your motorcycle, resulting in an accident.

Learn more about your rights in these types of cases or in claims against other drivers who were simply not paying close enough attention.

Life-Altering Motorcycle Crash Injuries

When the contest is between a three-ton car and a motorcycle that weighs five times less than that, the motorcyclist usually comes out on the losing end. Furthermore, because a motorcycle doesn’t have the impact-absorbing ability of a passenger vehicle, even a minor accident can inflict lifelong injuries.

These life-altering injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Bodily injuries
  • Burns
  • Wrongful death
  • Bruising
  • Lacerations
  • Infections
  • Lost limbs
  • Concussions
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Broken and fractured bones
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Paralysis

While some of these injuries may need surgery and treatments immediately, but you may also suffer from harm that does not become evident for weeks or months after your wreck, so it is imperative that you see a doctor immediately. This will not only help your physical health but it will strengthen your claim.

At The Hayden Law Firm, we believe in a client-centered approach. We take the time and effort to fully understand your injuries in order to explain them in a compelling way. That way, we are able to recover the most damages on your behalf so that you can recover with peace of mind.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Everyone on the road enters a contract to follow a standard of care and safety — not just for themselves but for everyone around them. This includes being totally aware and alert at all times; but we unfortunately see that the number one cause of motorcycle accidents in which the car driver is negligent is usually that they were simply not paying attention and did not see the smaller vehicle. Motorcyclists like you are afforded the same reasonable expectation of safety as everyone else on the road.

At The Hayden Law Firm, we have seen many different reasons that people may bring claims. Drivers of cars or trucks may:

  • Drive while distracted
  • Collide head-on with the motorcycle
  • Change lanes or turn without looking for nearby motorcycles
  • Fail to stop or yield to motorcycles when necessary
  • Drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, slowing their reaction time
  • Speed or otherwise drive in a reckless fashion
  • Open the doors of their parked vehicles without checking for passing motorcycles
  • Leave debris and other dangerous objects on the road

The harsh reality is that many motorcycle crashes are rarely the result of just a single factor, but one thing is clear: ALL of them are avoidable. Uncovering every cause of your accident is necessary if you are to recover what you need from the careless party. Let us help uncover the truth and get you what you are owed.


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Why You Need the Help of a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in St. Louis, MO.

The unfortunate reality is that we sometimes see a bias towards motorcyclists by insurance claims adjusters and others who evaluate, advise, or aid in recovery. There’s a commonly-held belief that motorcycle collisions are usually the fault of the biker, but we know this is not always the case. You need a St. Louis motorcycle accident lawyer on your side who will stand up for your rights.

We are here for you. We are in this together.

We do everything in our power to help you get the care you need with the compensation you deserve; this all comes down to thorough preparation. As soon as you get us involved, we will get to work on locating key witnesses to the accident, retaining police reports, contacting physicians who can speak on your behalf about your injuries. We pair our experience at the negotiation table with our deep knowledge of St. Louis personal injury law to give you the best chance of success when dealing with the insurance company.

Get in Touch With a Personal Injury Lawyer in St. Louis Who Cares

We pride ourselves on always putting you, our client, first. Our attention to detail and unique client-focused approach helps us get you results that can help you recover fully from this traumatic event. Your financial security is important, which is why we don’t settle for anything less than the best possible result.

Contact us or call a motorcycle accident lawyer in St. Louis, MO, at (314) 480-3100 now.

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