St. Louis Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycles are notorious for their safety risk to riders. As a motorcyclist, you are much less visible than a car or truck. Furthermore, without the steel shell of a car surrounding you, you are much more prone to serious or fatal injuries when struck or thrown onto the pavement or into surrounding objects. Your risk of injury or death when involved in a crash is much higher than the occupants of cars or trucks.
At Labovitz Law Firm, we understand the devastating injuries that can occur to motorcyclists involved in crashes. Our St. Louis motorcycle accident attorney is here to help you secure the compensation you need to cover all that you may suffer due to the fault of another. Attorney Brent Labovitz puts more than a decade of personal injury experience into your case to fight for a fair and just settlement or to take your case to trial. We know how to investigate and build claims through extensive documentation that verifies your injuries and accompanying losses so that the at-fault party or parties can be held accountable.
Discuss your case with St. Louis motorcycle accident attorney Brent Labovitz. You can reach Labovitz Law Firm online or at (314) 200-0738 to get started.
Motorcycle Accidents Cause Severe Injuries
According to the Insurance Information Institute, more than 5,500 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents across the U.S. in 2020, and another 83,000 were injured. This put the fatality rate above 65% per 100,000 registered vehicles, which was a 22% increase over the rate in 2011. According to the federal government, fatalities on motorcycles are almost 29% higher than those in cars. This is understandable in light of the physical vulnerability of riders where every part of their body is exposed to injury.
Injuries to motorcyclists can include:
- Road rash, lacerations, and bruises
- Bruised or broken bones
- Broken teeth
- Internal injuries
- Crushed body parts
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injury
These injuries may require weeks, months, or years of medical care, depending on the severity of the injury. Brain and spinal cord injuries are considered “catastrophic” in that they can cause lifelong physical and mental problems that may never resolve.
Motorcyclists sustaining these injuries may suffer permanent disability requiring personal daily assistance, ongoing medical treatment, and renovations to their homes to accommodate their altered physical needs. Furthermore, they may suffer a permanent loss of earning capacity, leaving them unable to remain self-supporting. Injury victims may be forever dependent on the compensation available to them through their claim or lawsuit.
In personal injury claims, every case is different, with its own set of circumstances that will determine its value. These circumstances must be investigated in full to assess the potential value of your claim.
These circumstances can include:
- The specific facts and circumstances of the accident
- The nature and extent of the injuries you sustained
- The nature and extent of the medical care you received and will need to receive in the future
- Your potential fault in the accident, if any
- Your damages (loss of your bike, personal belongings, and any out-of-pocket expenses related to your injuries)
- How your quality of life, future health, and independence have been affected by your injuries
You will need the services of an experienced attorney who knows how to put a value on these factors so your claim will reflect what you have suffered and lost. When dealing with insurance companies, they will likely try to shift the blame to you, discount your damages, and otherwise attempt to reduce their liability, which is why you need a legal professional on your side who can aggressively fight back.
Brent Labovitz is well-versed in the workings of the other side. He has successfully fought resistance from insurers in these matters for more than a decade, with carefully prepared and documented claims.
Your case evaluation with Brent is free. Get the help you need today by calling (314) 200-0738 or sending us a message.
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