Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents Handling Motorcycle Wrecks in Illinois and Missouri Motorcycle crashes are often some of the most gruesome accidents on the road. Thousands of people die every year from motorcycle wrecks and many more are injured. The speed at which motorcycles travel coupled with the lightweight nature of the motorcycle make for particularly damaging accidents. A significant amount of the time, motorcycle accidents are the fault of the other driver, who may not be paying attention while operating their vehicle or may simply not see the motorcycle. Mistakes like these may be devastating to the motorcycle driver, causing him or her to suffer physical, emotional and financial damage. Motorcycle riders sustain very serious injuries from their crash, often being thrown from their bike. While motorcycle accidents create different health concerns than normal car crashes, they create special legal concerns as well. A motorcycle accident attorney needs to ensure your bike was repaired properly, your helmet met all the safety requirements at the state and federal level, among many other considerations.

If there was part of your bike or protective gear that was not up to standard, we may be able to bring a defective product claim in addition to the claim against the at-fault driver.What Should I Do After My Motorcycle Accident? Call (618) 593-8717 immediately for a free consultation about your motorcycle accident.Seek the appropriate medical treatment as soon as possible. Most of the time, victims of a motorcycle crash are taken to the emergency room following the accident; however, the ER visit may not meet all of your medical needs. Make sure you meet with a specialist and do not let any pain or discomfort go without treatment. Any small pain after your motorcycle crash may very well be the first sign that there is a larger medical issue at hand. Insurance Claims for Motorcycle Accidents. Although there are special legal circumstances surrounding motorcycle wrecks that make them different than car accidents, the potential insurance claims are very similar. They include:Liability Insurance Claims (against the at-fault driver); Uninsured Motorist Claims; Underinsured Motorist Claims; and Medical Payment Coverage Claims A knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer can help you navigate through the confusion and obstacles that result from a motorcycle crash. These challenges include protecting your rights under these insurance claims, negotiating with unfair insurance adjusters and defense attorneys, among many other challenges.Contact a Motorcycle Accident Attorney If you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident, please call to talk with a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury lawyer. All consultations are free of charge, so give us a call today and we will give you the necessary legal assistance to fully recover from your motorcycle crash.

Call Matthew Nagel and the BiState Injury Law Center at (618) 593-8717, email them, or use the contact form to get answers to your questions