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Fighting For Those Who Have Been Injured in Motorcycle Accidents in Missouri & Kansas

Although they are nationally considered a symbol of speed, freedom, and youth, the truth is that motorcycles are one of the most dangerous of all modes of transportation. Due to their small size in comparison to the other vehicles on the road such as cars and trucks, and their general lack of safety features, motorcycles tend to leave their operators vulnerable to the most dangerous of aspects of driving. For this reason, accidents that involve motorcycles can lead to some of the most devastating catastrophic injuries possible, whether spinal injuries, brain injuries, or neck injuries.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is absolutely imperative that you do not hesitate to secure the legal representation that you deserve from a Kansas City motorcycle accident lawyer. By working with an attorney who is intimate with this area of the law, you can fight against insurance companies for the compensation that you deserve.

No matter if you are considering physical injuries or non-physical damages, such as loss of the enjoyment of life, you deserve to be properly compensated for your losses; our Kansas City motorcycle accident lawyer at Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott stands ready to help you fight to protect your rights. Contact us today!

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

There is a common misconception that many motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of riders themselves. While this is not always untrue, the truth of the matter is that the causes of motorcycle accidents are nearly as varied as their effects. In fact, it has been shown that a significant portion of motorcycle accidents are the result of other negligent motorists on the roadways. The term "driver negligence" can be used to describe any sort of act that violates traffic laws and puts motorcyclists at risk.

Some of the most common forms of driver negligence that lead to motorcycle accidents include:

Not all motorcycle accidents are the result of driver negligence, however. For example, a defective or poorly designed motorcycle or motorcycle part could cause a rider to lose control of their vehicle, resulting in injury. Conversely, some collisions are the result of dangerous road conditions like potholes, thereby exposing the local government agency responsible for maintaining the road to liability for the crash. Your attorney will thoroughly investigate the cause of your crash and help to ensure all responsible parties are held accountable.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Motorcycle accidents can result in devastating injuries, significant property damage, and emotional trauma. Some of the damages that may be recovered in a motorcycle accident claim:

  • Medical Expenses: Hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, prescription medications, and any other medical expenses resulting from the accident may be recoverable.
  • Lost Wages: If the accident has left you unable to work, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages. We meticulously assess your current and future earning capacity to determine the full extent of your financial losses.
  • Property Damage: Motorcycle accidents often lead to damage to your bike. We seek compensation for the restoration or replacement of your motorcycle, ensuring that you are not left with the financial burden of restoring your mode of transportation.
  • Pain and Suffering: Physical injuries and emotional distress can take a toll on your well-being. We pursue damages for pain and suffering, recognizing the non-economic impact the accident has had on your life.
  • Wrongful Death: Tragically, some motorcycle accidents result in the loss of a loved one. In such cases, we are committed to helping families seek justice and obtain compensation through wrongful death claims.
  • Punitive Damages: In instances of extreme negligence or intentional wrongdoing, punitive damages may be sought. These damages are designed to penalize the responsible party and deter similar manners in the future.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Missouri & Kansas?

Understanding the time constraints for filing a motorcycle accident claim is crucial. In Missouri, there is a statute of limitations that dictates the timeframe within which legal action must be initiated. The statute of limitations for motorcycle accident lawsuits in Missouri is typically five years from the initial date of the accident. In the state of Kansas, the statute of limitations is typically two years from the date of the accident.

However, it is crucial to note that delays can impact the strength of your case. Evidence may degrade, witnesses may become difficult to locate, and the memories of those involved may fade over time. To maximize your chances of a successful case, it is advisable to work with our motorcycle accident lawyer in Kansas City at Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott as soon as possible.

Contact Our Kansas City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today

It is absolutely imperative that as soon as you possibly can after a motorcycle accident, you secure the legal assistance of a skilled personal injury attorney. Whether the accident was caused by a defective product or by a negligent driver, it is imperative that you get the help you need.

By getting their aid at the onset of the issue, you can steer clear of common mistakes that might cause permanent damage to your case and begin building your case from the ground up. Don't take chances with your future. Work with an attorney that you can trust, and make sure you do everything you can to defend your future.

For your initial case consultation with a Kansas City motorcycle accident attorney from our firm, contact our law office online or dial (816) 867-8611 today.

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