Kansas City Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Helping You Recover After Serious Injury
As a motorcyclist, you have the same right to drive on the road as any other motorist. You also have the right to file a claim if you get into an accident. Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable to serious damages due to the nature of their vehicles. In fact, more than 80% of all reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death to the motorcyclist.
Without the protective body of an automobile and the security of a seatbelt, bikers must face the brunt of a car crash with their bikes and bodies. Even in low-impact collisions, motorcycles are usually totaled, and motorcyclists are exposed to serious injury or wrongful death.
After an accident, you may be facing catastrophic injuries and/or debilitating financial problems. The costs of medical care can quickly stack up, and you may lose income while you recover. To top it off, you may have lost your primary mode of transportation, too. If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may simply feel like you have nowhere left to turn. In either of these cases, DiPasquale Moore wants to help.
Who and What Cause Motorcycle Accidents?
Forty percent of motorcycle crashes are single-vehicle accidents. The other 60%, however, are caused by other drivers. When someone is operating a motor vehicle, they owe a duty of care to those around them. They fulfill this duty by following traffic laws, driving cautiously, and paying attention to their surroundings. If they fail to exhibit reasonable care, they can be held negligent. Examples of situations where a driver’s negligence causes a motorcycle accident include, but are not limited to:
- Unsafe lane changes, or failure to check blind spots
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving
- Right of way errors
If you have been harmed or lost a loved one due to someone’s inattention or careless error, you should hold them accountable for your suffering. Both insurance companies and attorneys can get involved to help you get the justice you deserve.
When Insurance Isn’t Enough
Like all other car accidents, motorcycle collisions are typically handled by insurance companies. Keep in mind that not all insurance agents and insurance companies are the same. There are those who want to help you and others who try to avoid liability. Dealing with a difficult insurance company can be overwhelming after a traumatic accident, which is why our aggressive personal injury attorneys can save you the stress and do it for you.
Our attorneys at DiPasquale Moore can work to negotiate a fair settlement for your losses or prepare a strong case in the event we go to trial. We do this by gathering witness statements and medical records, investigating your accident, and finding innovative new ways to develop your case. There may be a time limit on when you can file a claim, so we work efficiently to strengthen your offense and improve your chances of obtaining full, deserved compensation for economic and non-economic damages such as:
- Medical costs
- Emergency treatment costs
- Property loss or property damage
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Funeral and burial expenses
While achieving compensation cannot change what happened, it can help you get your life back on track after a devastating injury or loss.
Don't delay— contact our motorcycle accident attorneys today at (888) 743-1030or contact us online set up a free, in-person consultation.
We are located in Kansas City, MO and Topeka, KS.