According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, in 2010, over 2,000 people were injured in motorcycle accidents in Missouri. An additional 97 individuals lost their lives in Missouri accidents involving motorcycles. More motorcycle crashes happen in the St. Louis area than in any other part of the state.
Motorcycle accidents have a much higher fatality rate than automobile accidents – this is largely due to the lack of a barrier between the motorcyclist and the object of impact. Motorcyclists who are in a crash also have a greater chance of ending up with facial disfigurement, brain damage, and shoulder and pelvis injuries – even if they were wearing a helmet.
Automobile drivers don’t always display the necessary caution when around motorcyclists. When another driver’s negligence results in a motorcycle accident that injures or kills a motorcyclist, that party is legally responsible for their actions. The injured motorcyclist (or their estate) could be entitled to money for medical bills and rehabilitation costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy for an injured motorcycle rider to obtain what he or she deserves. Not every Missouri or St. Louis personal injury lawyer has the knowledge and experience necessary to aggressively represent those injured in motorcycle crashes.
Police officers, insurance company representatives, and others who are involved in motorcycle crash investigations aren’t always familiar with Missouri’s motorcycle laws, which go beyond basic Missouri traffic laws. In order to provide the kind of effective representation that’s required in a motorcycle accident case, you need an attorney like Missouri motorcycle accident lawyer Christopher R. Dixon.
Christopher Dixon has specific experience representing injured bikers in Missouri state courts. He fully understands how motorcycle and motorbike accidents differ from automobile accidents, and has in-depth knowledge of Missouri’s traffic and motorcycle laws.
If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident in Missouri, keep in mind that insurance companies (even your own) aren’t necessarily advocating for what’s in your best interest. One of an insurance company’s main goals is simply to resolve each claim as quickly as possible. Automobile insurers also lack the time and resources needed to accurately estimate things like the value of your future medical bills and lost wages, which should be included in any fair settlement amount. To obtain the maximum settlement to which you’re entitled, you need to hire a qualified Missouri motorcycle accident attorney such as Chris Dixon.
Christopher Dixon can determine the worth of your motorcycle accident case, and he has the skills necessary to negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. And should a fair and just settlement not be reached, Christopher R. Dixon is fully prepared to represent you in court, from the beginning to the end of your motorcycle accident litigation.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, contact Missouri motorcycle accident lawyer Christopher R. Dixon today for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your motorcycle accident case.