Missouri Motorcycle Crash Victims
Being in a motorcycle accident can easily change your life. Today's riders are more safety trained and have access to more safety equipment than ever before. But, there is still a perception that people that use motorcycles are "asking for it." The perception is based on how many people feel motorcycle riders are accepting a higher risk with their choice of vehicle and that they are to blame for their choice.
When a rider is hit by a car, many times, the car driver will make statements regarding how they didn't see the motorcycle and that the rider is to blame. This is just the kind of thing we prepare against during a motorcycle case. Such a statement can reveal an attitude by the car driver that they are less responsible for the accident than they should be. It suggests that the driver doesn't feel responsible to have to look out for other vehicles like motorcycles and scooters.
This is just one of the reasons why a motorcycle personal injury case is very different from a normal vehicular accident. Our firm respects and defends the rights of all riders, while understanding the kinds of pre-conceived opinions that may surface during a trial. We work to make sure the jury understands that you are not at fault just because you were riding your motorcycle.
These opinions and stereotypes can also apply to the kind of motorcycle involved in the accident. While the cruiser type bikes are seen as being ridden by an older or more mature and careful clientele, the sport bikes (and supersport) can be seen as having riders that don't care about the law and just want to race at high speeds.
While not fair, these perceptions must be addressed during a personal injury lawsuit to protect the rider's rights and to ensure a full recovery in the case.
Our lawyers have handled many Missouri motorcycle crash injury cases over the years and we understand the nuances of how these kinds of accidents occur. Motorcycle accident cases originate from all manner of situations, but in most cases, a car makes a left-hand turn into the motorcycle's path. Our team makes sure to manage the collection and analysis of evidence and to make the right recommendations about properly diagnosing and documenting your injuries.
Whatever your legal challenge, we will listen to your concerns and answer your questions about likely outcomes and consequences. We deal with Missouri personal injury in Columbia MO. Contact Holder Susan Slusher, LLCtoday for a free consultation or case review. Mike Holder manages our personal injury and workers' compensation areas of the practice. While we are based in Columbia, MO across the street from the Boone County Court House, we help clients in several parts of Missouri.
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