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Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Alton, IL. Motorcycles offer an amazing sense of companionship and exhilaration. However, too many other drivers on the Alton, IL roads either don't respect the safety of motorcyclists or treat them as second-class citizens. Injuries suffered in motorcycle crashes can abruptly upend your life and create a mountain of anxiety. If wasn't paying attention and hurt you, trust in the Alton, IL motorcycle accidents attorney team of Halvorsen Klote to hold the liable parties responsible and set you on the road to recovery. Our experience and client-centered approach will help you feel at ease and confident that you will get great results. Call a Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney in Alton, IL today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a complimentary case review. We serve clients throughout the St. Louis area and Southern Illinois.

Your Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney in Alton, IL works on a contingency fee basis. That means there are no consultation, hourly or service fees, and you don't pay us anything unless we win your case.


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Beyond motorcycle accidents, our attorneys take on the following personal injury claims in Alton, IL:


How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Alton, Missouri and Illinois?

In the United States, in 2020 motorcycle accidents caused 82,500 injuries and 5,579 deaths. In Missouri, out of 2,177 motorcycle accidents, 1,658 people were injured and 118 people died, based on info from the Missouri Traffic Safety Compendium. In St. Louis City and St. Louis County alone, there were 321 crashes, which caused 240 injuries and 9 deaths.

In Illinois, according to their 2020 Crash Facts & Statistics, there were 2,991 motorcycle accidents, which resulted in 2,404 injuries, 867 "A-list" injuries and 152 deaths.

Other Alton, IL Motorcycle Accident Statistics

While the total numbers or accidents are not as high for motorcycle accidents as they are for other vehicles|a comparison between motorcycles and passenger cars and light trucks is stark:

  • Despite the fact that .06 percent of all vehicle miles traveled, motorcycle accidents cause 14 percent of traffic-related deaths and 4 percent of all injuries, according to research from the National Safety Council.
  • From 2002 to 2017, the National Safety Council approximates that helmets saved over 25,000 lives, and helmets are considered to be 37 percent successful in preventing motorcycle operator deaths.
  • According to the Insurance Information Institute, .016 percent of cars and .013 percent of trucks were involved in an accident, while .068 percent of motorcycles were.
  • In 2020, in passenger car accidents injuries outpaced death by a factor of over 100, while in there were less than 15 injuries for one death, illustrating how motorcyclists are at increased risk.
  • According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the majority of motorcycle accidents and deaths occur in the summer months, on weekends when people are more likely to be drinking and after dark.

While some drivers give motorcyclists a bad rap, the truth is the lion's share of bikers practice safety tips. It's usually either another vehicle's inattention or disdain for motorcycles that gets people hurt. If you were hurt because another Alton, IL driver was negligent, the Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney team will ensure that they are held accountable and you recover the money you are entitled to.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in Alton, IL?

  • While each accident is different, our team has seen that the vast majority of motorcycle accidents fall into the following categories:
  • DUIs or DWIs

    Drunk driving contributes to more motor vehicle accidents than any other single factor, and in the U.S. it kills approximately one person every three quarters of an hour. Drunk driving was found to be involved in over a third of of fatal motorcycle crashes.

    Road Hazards

    Because a car with 4 wheels is much more stable than one with 2 wheels, they are especially vulnerable to road hazards such as uneven pavement, inclement weather, potholes, and poorly placed signs. Even if you were not hit by another person, if your injuries were caused by a road hazard, you may be able to make a claim against a government agency or construction company that was in charge of ensuring the road's safety.

    Left-Hand Turns

    Almost half of of fatal motorcycle crashes occur at intersections when a car or truck turning left hits a motorcyclist going straight. This is often just a consequence of drivers failing to see motorcyclists, even if they're looking. This is due to something called "inattentional blindness," an occurrence in which our brains scan for cars but has not been sufficiently trained to scan for motorcycles.

    Speeding

    A third of fatal motorcycle accidents involve speeding. While many of those crashes are caused by a speeding motorcycles, they can also be caused by enclosed-vehicle motorists driving too fast to be able to maneuver around a motorcycle safely.

    Rear-End Accidents

    Motorcycles have a smaller breaking distance than cars or trucks, and many motorcyclists downshift to break, preventing the break lights from coming on. Still, just as in a crash between two cars or a car and a truck, the driver behind the other vehicle is almost always at complete fault for the accident.

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    Why Do I Need a Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Alton, IL?

    Most seek out our services have never had to hire a lawyer before, and don't know what the procedure is for receiving compensation and how much full compensation really looks like. A Halvorsen Klote Alton, IL motorcycle accidents attorney represent with the highest-quality legal advocacy by:

    • Carrying out a complete investigation into your accidentin order to obtain important evidence and identify all liable parties. You will have the advantage of our expertise and network of Alton, IL collision experts to determine the precise cause of your injuries.
    • Providing you with sound legal counsel as we go back and forth with the insurance company, so you know everything you need to in order to make the best decision for you and your Alton, IL family.
    • Keeping you up-to-date on the progress of your claim so that you are never left in the dark. We always strive to be helpful and kind with each of our clients.
    • Leveling the playing field against powerful insurance companies so you make get every penny you are entitled to. Insurance adjusters use a lot of tricks to avoid paying claims. We we dedicate ourselves to providing accident victims and their loved ones access to the same standard of legal representation that large insurance companies have.
    • Managing all documentation, negotiation and litigation so you can focus on what's important: healing and putting your life back together.
    • Make sure that you get maximum compensation for everything you are owed, including your urgent care bills, procedures, chiropractic appointments, prescription and more, money you lost from not working, out-of-pocket expenses and pain and suffering.

    When you're injured in a motorcycle accident because of somebody else's negligence, it immediately disrupts your life. The Alton, IL motorcycle accidents attorney team at Halvorsen Klote will ensure that you do not have to go through this alone.

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    Alton, IL Motorcycle Accidents Attorney | Halvorsen Klote

    At Halvorsen Klote, we understand how your entire life can be changed in an instant. We've dedicated our practice to helping those Alton, IL individuals and families who have been treated wrongly. To speak to a knowledgeable motorcycle accidents attorney that knows how to get results, call Halvorsen Klote today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online.


    Joel Halvorsen

    Joel Halvorsen

    Attorney at Law

    Joel Halvorsen and his partner Greg Klote founded the Halvorsen Klote law firm on the principle that injured people and their families should have access to the same quality legal representation as large insurance companies.


    Greg Klote

    Greg Klote

    Attorney at Law

    Greg Klote is a partner and founder of Halvorsen Klote.

    Greg has successfully fought for people who were injured through no fault of their own. He became a lawyer to help make a difference in the lives of those who have been wronged and treated unfairly.