Seeking Justice After Motorcycle Mishaps

Motorcycle sales continue to remain steady year after year. While they are primarily purchased for leisure travel rather than the daily commute, economic reasons have entered into this market, making motorcycles a daily driver for many. The obvious tradeoff is a reduction in protection in an accident as compared to a car or truck. When an accident occurs between a motorcycle and another vehicle, the motorcyclist is much more likely to suffer serious injuries or death. Even in non-catastrophic accidents, a motorcyclist may be out of work for a long time, resulting in significant lost income, expensive medical bills, and an inability to contribute to the family. To ensure full compensation is awarded that matches the magnitude of the damages suffered, it is crucial that you are represented by a motorcycle accident attorney who is a legal specialist when it comes to dealing with the at-fault party and their insurance company.

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Why Turn to a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer with Presley & Presley?

Presley & Presley is a boutique firm based in Kansas City with a reputation for a deep understanding and mastery of personal injury law. Working with us means creating a powerful collaboration focused on getting plaintiffs maximum and just outcomes. We are an award-winning firm working with individuals and referring attorneys nationwide. Our extensive experience and resources make us a formidable opponent to big insurance companies that may be trying to do anything less than what is right. We specialize in insurance bad faith and catastrophic injury cases, choosing personalized attention to clients rather than taking on large numbers of cases. Our mission is to help accident victims receive full restitution through expert, effective negotiation and litigation when needed. We give victims a voice that can’t be ignored and work to effect change through our cases to make communities safer.

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Contact our Kansas City Firm Today

If you are not being taken seriously by the negligent party or an insurer after a motorcycle accident, contact us today to schedule a consultation on your case. We are stronger together, and you may find that the insurance company becomes much more cooperative after Presley & Presley gets involved.

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We Energetically Advocate for Injured Motorcyclists

While it is part of the nature of motorcycling, a rider is less protected than if he or she were in an enclosed vehicle, drivers of other vehicles are not excluded from a duty to pay attention to their surroundings and drive in a manner that makes it safe for all vehicles on the road. Motorcycle crashes can leave the rider with catastrophic injuries requiring extensive rehabilitation or having to adapt to a completely different way of life. Common serious injuries from motorcycle accidents include:

Motorcycle Accident Fatalities have been Increasing

According to the Missouri Transportation Department, motorcycle fatalities have been steadily increasing over the last few years. That matches a national trend, which is likely caused by an increase in the number of motorcycles on the road. Per statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,586 motorcyclists died in a recent year, and 92,000 were injured. In the following year, the NHTSA reported 4,985 deaths from motorcycle crashes. Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to be killed in traffic than individuals in cars when travel is evaluated on a per-mile basis.

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What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?

Unfortunately, motorcyclists are often not given the same respect as those in cars and trucks and may be missed due to their smaller size or because they are hidden in blind spots or by other vehicles on the road. Another common situation is when another vehicle makes a left turn into the path of a biker; motorcyclists are rarely able to safely stop or avoid the on-coming vehicle, resulting in tragedy. Other factors that may contribute to motorcycle collisions include:

  • Reckless driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Opening a vehicle door into the path of an oncoming motorcycle
  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Sudden stops
  • Failing to notice a motorcycle at an intersection

Speak with a Motorcycle Accident Attorney Passionate About Protecting Your Rights

We are veterans at standing up to insurance companies and getting results through careful investigation, documentation, and strong advocacy during negotiations. Should it be necessary, we will take your case to court to fight for a settlement that will cover your medical costs, loss of wages, damage to your bike, pain and suffering, and more. Contact Presley & Presley today to schedule a consultation and see what partnering with us can do for your specific case.

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