Types of Motorcycle Accidents
Overview of Types of Motorcycle Accidents in St. Louis
There are many ways in which a motorcycle can be involved in an accident, causing
personal injuries or even death. There are also numerous factors during
the accident that can influence the severity of the accident and the seriousness
of injuries, including speed, the number of vehicles involved, the types of vehicles
involved, road conditions and others. But no matter which type of accident
occurred, if an individual or loved one was injured or killed in a motorcycle accident
in St. Louis, they may be entitled to full compensation for injuries, medical bills,
lost wages and more. Contact a knowledgeable St. Louis
motorcycle accident lawyer right away to discuss the legal options in the
Types of Motorcycle Accidents
Statistics show that the majority of motorcycle
accidents are caused by drivers who, for whatever reason, were unable to
detect or recognize the motorcyclist. This carelessness or recklessness on
the part of drivers who cause these accidents could make them liable for damages.
The following are a few of the more common types of motorcycle accidents that can
lead to personal injuries and death.
Rear-end Collisions: Whether a motorcyclist is stationary at a red
light or stop sign or driving in traffic on roads or highways, if another vehicle
hits the motorcycle from behind, this is a rear end collision. If the motorcyclist
is stationary, common injuries can include whiplash, neck and back injuries, spinal
cord injuries, brain injuries, broken bones, lacerations, concussion and other trauma,
including death. If the motorcyclist is in motion, a rear-end collision can
be much more dangerous and injuries can be much more severe.
Turning Collisions: Many motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers
making left, right and u-turns in front of a motorcyclist. This often results
in injuries that may include severe lacerations (road rash), broken bones, spinal
cord injuries, brain injuries, internal injuries, crush injuries, groin injuries,
loss of limbs and death.
Head-on Collisions: Distracted drivers and drunk drivers may not even
see a motorcyclist coming right at them causing a head-on collision. These
types of accidents can be the most serious and fatal of all accidents.
Other Types of Motorcycle Accidents: Drunk driving accidents, defective
motorcycle parts and equipment; lack of anti-lock brakes, roadway obstructions,
hazardous roads or weather conditions.
No matter which type of motorcycle accident, however, if an injury was sustained
or loss of life resulted from the accident, contact an experienced St. Louis motorcycle
accident lawyer from The Medler Law Firm L.L.C for a free consultation. With
44 years of combined experience with these types of cases, the firm is committed
to a vigorous and thorough representation of their clients' cases. There is
a limit on the time in which victims can benefit from personal injury lawsuits,
so it is important to act quickly. Schedule a free consultation to learn more
about the legal options and rights in this important matter.
Contact a St. Louis Motorcycle Accident Attorney
right away for the advice and advocacy you need in your St. Louis motorcycle accident