Standing Up For Injured Motorcyclists
Motorcycle riders get a bad rap. Even if they weren’t at fault in an accident, people assume they caused it by being reckless. Ironically, they’re the most vulnerable in a crash with a car and suffer worse injuries than drivers. At The Summary Law Firm, attorney Justin Summary doesn’t allow misconceptions to interfere with his clients getting justice for an accident. He fights to hold those who injure St. Louis motorcyclists legally accountable and strives to get the compensation his clients need to recover.
Motorcyclists Disproportionately Get Hurt And Killed In Crashes
According to the National Safety Council, motorcycles only account for 3% of vehicles registered in the United States and a minuscule 0.6% of miles traveled. However, a considerable 14% of overall traffic deaths in 2021 were motorcyclists, as well as 17% of overall occupant fatalities that year.
Motorists pose a significant threat to motorcyclists on the road. Some of the leading types and causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- T-bone collisions from car drivers turning into motorcyclists
- Sideswipe collisions
- Drivers merging into motorcyclists’ lanes without seeing them
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Motorcyclists are vulnerable in many ways on the road. When the above things happen, the fallout can be extensive, even fatal, for riders.
How Can A Personal Injury Attorney Help Injured Motorcyclists?
Because the damage from motorcycle accidents is staggering, injured motorcyclists need legal representation to get the justice they deserve and all the compensation they’re entitled to.
Compensation recovered through a personal injury claim can help crash survivors make up for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Vehicle repairs or replacement
- Emotional pain and suffering
Having a skilled and experienced advocate like The Summary Law Firmon their side ensures they have the best chances of getting a favorable outcome.
Start The Fight For Recovery Today
The idea of working with an attorney can be intimidating. But if you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, getting legal representation is the best thing you can do for your recovery. Don’t be afraid to seek help — everything will get better and more manageable once you do. To get started, call The Summary Law Firm at 314-673-1475 or send a message online to schedule a free consultation.