Kansas City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Background

Kansas City's Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, you need a lawyer with the experience and legal resources to win your case.

When someone is involved in a motorcycle accident, serious injuries result. Too often, cars and trucks do not recognize motorcycles on the road. Also, roadway hazards and mechanical issues can lead to a motorcycle crash. If you have been involved in an accident with a motorcycle or you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you need to contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer. Our motorcycle accident attorneys understand the impact a crash can have on a victim and their family’s everyday life.

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Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides the following information regarding motorcycle accidents in 2018:

  • 4,985 motorcyclists were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2018.
  • 82,000 motorcyclists were injured
  • Motorcycles accounted for only 3 percent of licensed vehicles on our roadways in the United States in 2018, but the fatality rate for motorcycle crashes is 6 times higher than the fatality rate of passenger car crashes
  • In 61% of the motorcycle fatalities in Kansas, the rider was not wearing a helmet
  • In 11% of the motorcycle fatalities in Missouri, the rider was not wearing a helmet

Motorcycle Accident Injuries

The injuries from a motorcycle crash are numerous and severe. Some of the most common injuries are:
  • head Injuries
  • brain Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Spinal Cord
  • Back Injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Broken Bones
  • Road Rash
  • Eye Injuries
  • Scarring
  • Death

Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle crashes can occur for numerous reasons. Some of the most common causes of a motorcycle crash are:
  • Speeding
    • Motorists traveling at high speeds can underestimate how fast a motorcyclist is going. This can result in a rear-end accident.
    • Motorists traveling too slowly or not keeping up with the flow of traffic can also cause a motorcycle crash.
  • Objects/Items in the Roadway
    • Hazards in the roadway that may be minor irritations for an automobile can pose significant threats for motorcycles. Uneven pavement, potholes, debris, or objects in the road (like tire treads, branches, or rocks) can quickly and unexpectedly cause a motorcycle crash.
    • Commercial motor vehicles, such as semi-trucks, may drop objects on the road when they fail to secure their load properly. This can pose significant risks to motorcyclists.
  • Motorists Not Seeing the Motorcycle
    • Because motorcycles are smaller and more easily hidden by objects on or off the road, other vehicles are less likely to see them.
    • Many automobile drivers claim they “never saw” the motorcycle before a collision.
  • Mechanical Issues
    • A defect in a motorcycle’s design or manufacturing can easily cause an accident. This could be the basis for a product liability case.

Hurt In A Motorcycle Accident?

Contact Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Preuss | Foster Law.

If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, you need a lawyer with the experience and legal resources to win your case. Contact Preuss | Foster Law. Our experienced motorcycle injury attorneys are available to immediately investigate your claim. Call us today for a free case review.