Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Blue Springs MO

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Blue Springs, MO

Skilled representation for victims of motorcycle accidents in Missouri

Riders enjoy motorcycle riding for a variety of reasons. Motorcycles are a less expensive form of transportation. Riders feel more connected with the road and their surroundings because a motorcycle isn’t enclosed. Many riders enjoy the friendship of traveling with other riders. Motorcycle riding can be dangerous, though. Often car and truck drivers fail to respect the rights and positions of motorcycles on the road. Bad weather can make riding a motorcycle treacherous. There’s an art to riding a motorcycle safely.

When an accident happens, you need an experienced Blue Springs motorcycle accident lawyer on your side. You need a lawyer who can clearly explain why the accident happened, and why car and truck drivers or other defendants are responsible for your injuries or the death of a family member. At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we’ve been fighting for personal injury victims for more than 30 years. Founder James Roswold is himself an avid motorcycle rider. He and his firm understand why motorcycle accidents happen, and the type of medical care you need. Call us now to assert your right to compensation.

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How dangerous are motorcycle accidents?

Motorcycle accidents are generally much more deadly than car accidents and truck accidents. Survivors often suffer catastrophic and permanent injuries. The reasons for these increased fatality and severity rates are based on several factors. Motorcycle riders don’t have the physical protection of a hood, bumper, trunk, or doors to absorb the force of a collision. Motorcycle riders suffer two major impacts – the force of the other vehicle and the force of the road as the rider falls off the motorcycle.

The statistics confirm how dangerous and deadly motorcycle riding can be. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5,579 riders died nationwide in motorcycle accidents in 2020. In 2020, based on the number of vehicle miles traveled, “motorcyclists were about 28 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash and were 4 times more likely to be injured.”

Every motorcycle rider should take safety education courses to minimize the dangers they can control.

Why do motorcycle accidents happen in Blue Springs?

To successfully pursue your claim, you need to show how the accident happened, and why the defendants should be held responsible. Our Blue Springs motorcycle accident lawyers work with investigators and conduct extensive discovery of everyone involved in, or who witnessed, the accident. By the time we begin settlement discussions, we’re ready to explain why the defendants failed to protect your safety.

Some of the many causes of motorcycle accidents in Blue Springs are:

  • The failure of the driver of a car or truck to see the motorcycle
  • The failure of the driver of a car or truck to respect the right of the motorcycle operator to be on the road
  • Drivers who speed or violate other traffic laws
  • Driver distraction, such as texting while driving, talking on a smartphone while driving, eating or drinking while driving, or any activity that takes the driver’s mind off of traffic, eyes off the road, and hands off the wheel
  • Driver intoxication
  • Driver fatigue
  • Car and truck drivers who open their doors while a motorcycle is passing by

Some of the reasons a motorcycle passenger may have a claim against the motorcycle operator include operators who are constantly switching lanes, splitting lanes, taking turns too fast, animals in the road, potholes, driving too fast when it rains, and many other causes.

What kind of injuries do Blue Springs motorcycle accident victims suffer?

Our Blue Springs motorcycle accident attorneys fight for accident victims who have any type of serious injury including the following:

  • Traumatic brain injuries. TBIs can include concussions and other head trauma.
  • Spinal cord injuries. Some spinal cord damage can cause partial or full paralysis. Many victims live with chronic pain.
  • Burn injuries. Even after reconstructive surgery, many burn victims live with physical pain and emotional trauma from their scars and disfigurement.
  • Fractures/broken bones. Many motorcycle accident victims suffer fractures of multiple bones.
  • Traumatic amputation/loss of limb. If an arm or leg gets tangled up with the car or truck, the victim’s arm or leg may need to be amputated. With luck, some victims can function with a prosthesis.
  • Crush injuries. These injuries may cause broken ribs, internal organ damage, and amputations.

Other motorcycle accident injuries, which often result in chronic pain include tissue, nerve, ligament, and muscle damage – and/or back, neck, and shoulder pain.

One type of serious injury that is fairly unique to motorcycle accidents is road rash. Road rash occurs when the victim’s body slides along the asphalt and scrapes off some of the skin. Severe cases of road rash can require skin grafts and plastic surgery.

Victims should always seek medical help, usually at an ER or a burn center, as soon as possible.

In the most tragic cases, a spouse, parent, or child dies in a Blue Springs motorcycle accident. At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we help you through this difficult time. We file wrongful death claims to hold the defendants who took the life of your loved one accountable, and to help provide financial compensation so your family can mourn your family member and honor his/her memory by living their best lives possible.

What rules and regulations apply to motorcycle riding in Blue Springs?

There are numerous rules and regulations that govern motorcycle riding in Missouri. One out of every five motorcycle accidents causes head or neck injuries. Most crashes happen within five miles from home and when riders are traveling at less than 30 mph. For these reasons, Missouri requires that all motorcycle riders, at all times, wear protective headgear. Face shields are advisable. Riders should wear the proper clothing. Motorcycles must have the proper equipment. Every motorcycle owner should take a motorcycle education course.

How much is my Blue Springs motorcycle injury claim worth?

Our Blue Springs motorcycle accident lawyers work with you and your doctors to fully understand what personal injuries you have, what medical care you will need, and all the ways your injuries are affecting your ability to function, work, cherish your family, and enjoy your life.

Claims in motorcycle accident cases include compensation for these current and future damages:

  • Medical expenses – ambulance, surgeries, doctor visits, rehabilitation, assistive devices, and medications
  • Lost income including wages, profits, benefits, and permanent disability compensation
  • Physical pain and emotional suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Punitive damages, if applicable
  • Wrongful death

Many motorcycle accident claims do settle without requiring litigation. But when necessary, we are ready to try your case before a jury. In one motorcycle accident case, we obtained a settlement award of $3,000,000 for a client who sustained severe injuries, including multiple fractures to his upper and lower extremities.

What is the time limit for filing a motorcycle accident claim in Missouri?

There are different statute of limitations requirements in Missouri depending on the type of claim. Generally, personal injury claims, including motorcycle accident claims, must be filed within five years of the date of the accident. Wrongful death claims must be filed within three years of the date of the negligence. Some exceptions may apply.

Don’t delay. Call our Blue Springs car accident lawyers as soon as possible so we can present the strongest claim possible.

Do you have a motorcycle accident lawyer near me?

Our Blue Springs office is located at705 SW 10th Street, Suite 107. We also have other offices throughout Missouri and Kansas. We do conduct interviews at homes, healthcare facilities, and online – when necessary and by appointment.

We understand the trauma of coping with motorcycle accident injuries or losing a loved one. We’ll guide you through this difficult time.

Talk with a Blue Springs motorcycle accident attorney now

There's no need to suffer needlessly when you have a remedy available. Our lead attorney James Roswold, who is a motorcycle rider himself, takes these cases to heart. Our personal injury lawyers have helped numerous clients obtain the just settlements and verdicts they deserve. Call our Blue Springs motorcycle accident attorneys or fill out our contact form to schedule an initial consultation. We handle motorcycle accident claims on a contingency fee basis.

Blue Springs Motorcycle Accident Lawyers