Drivers do not give motorcyclists the attention they deserve and the majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of other drivers and usually not the fault of the motorcyclist, as most riders know they are more susceptible to injury and ride carefully. Even the most careful motorcycle riders still get hurt.
Our injury lawyers are motorcycle riders too! We understand the safety concerns of motorcyclists and that the safety rules of the road must be enforced to protect everyone who legally uses the road, including motorcyclists. Additionally, we understand the misperceptions many drivers (and therefore jurors and witnesses) have against motorcycles. Many witnesses perceive that a motorcycle is speeding even when it is not or that the motorcycle caused the collision even when that was not the legal cause. These misperceptions often translate to the police report. Most important: most motorcycle injury cases involve head and brain injuries, such as concussions or traumatic brain injury. We routinely handle head and brain injury cases, a specialization of personal injury law.
The inattention drivers have for motorcycle riders is obvious from the statistics. According to the CDC, in the past decade more than 35,000 people were killed in motorcycle accidents and over 1 million were treated at hospital emergency rooms. The rate of motorcycle injuries and deaths has been steadily increasing.
Injuries from a motorcycle accident rarely cause harm to the other driver but are devastating to the motorcyclist. Our experience in the past of representing motorcyclists and injury attorney Ben Sansone’s personal experience of actually being the injured motorcyclist gives us a unique perspective to represent you and to comprehend and effectively present your claim to an insurance adjuster or a jury at trial.
If you or a friend have been injured, contact us online or call (314) 863-0500 to set up a free in person or phone consultation with a personal injury lawyer. Our offices are located in Clayton Missouri just 1 block from the St Louis County Circuit Court. Additionally, we can arrange meeting with you at your home, office, or at the hospital. We have and will travel all across Missouri and Illinois to meet with you and discuss your case.