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Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in California, MO. Motorcycles provide an almost meditative sense of peace and thrill. However, California, MO motorcyclists are at heightened danger compared to other motorists. Injuries experienced in motorcycle accidents can abruptly upend your life and create a mountain of uncertainty. If you were injured by a negligent driver, Halvorsen Klote's California, MO motorcycle accidents attorney team will hold the liable parties responsible and set you on the road to recovery. Our diligence and client-centered approach will give you piece of mind and confidence that your case will reach a successful resolution. Call a Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney in California, MO today at 866-382-4167 or reach out to us online for a free consultation. We serve injury victims and their families throughout the St. Louis area and Southern Illinois.

Your Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney in California, MO works on a contingency fee basis. That means there are no upfront costs, and you pay us a percentage of your financial recovery, but only if we reach a successful conclusion for your case.


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Beyond motorcycle accidents, our attorneys have also gotten great compensation in the following personal injury claims in California, MO:


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

According to data from the National Safety Council, Missouri Traffic Safety Compendium and the 2020 Illinois Crash Facts & Statistics, the following represents the total crashes, injuries and deaths in motorcycle accidents in 2020:

Area   Accidents   Injuries   Deaths
United States   Unknown   82,500   5,579
Missouri   2,177   1,658   118
St. Louis (City and County)   321   240   9
Illinois   2,991   2,404   152

More California, MO 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 motor vehicle accident fatalities and 4 percent of total injuries, according to the National Safety Council.
  • Over a recent 15 year period, it's estimated that helmets saved over 25,000 lives, and helmets are considered to be 37 percent effective in stopping motorcycle operator deaths.
  • According to the Insurance Information Institute, 16.71 passenger cars per 100,000 and 13.72 light trucks per 100,000 were involved in crashes in 2020, compared to 68.71 motorcycles per 100,000.
  • In 2020, in passenger car accidents there were 102.75 injuries for every one death, while in there were less than 15 injuries for one death, illustrating how motorcycles are more dangerous to drive or ride than other vehicles.
  • According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the majority of motorcycle accidents and deaths occur in the summer months, on weekends when bars are at their fullest and after 6 P.M. when it is harder to see motorcyclists.

While some motorists have preconceived notions of people who ride motorcycles, the truth is the vast majority of bikers are vigilant about theirs and others' safety. Motorcycle accidents usually happen when other motorists don't look out for bikers or don't want to share the road. If another driver in the California, MO area injured you, call the Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney team for the best results in your case.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in California, MO?

  • While each accident is different, in our experience, the vast majority of motorcycle accidents fall into the following categories:
  • DUIs or DWIs

    Drunk driving contributes to more traffic-related accidents than any other single factor, and in the U.S. it kills approximately one person every three quarters of an hour. Drunk driving contributed to over three-tenths of motorcycle accident deaths.

    Road Hazards

    Because motorcycles have less of a base than other vehicles, motorcycle are especially vulnerable to road hazards such as uneven pavement, inclement weather, potholes, and animals. 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 supposed to verify the road was safe for vehicle traffic.

    Left-Hand Turns

    Almost 50 percent of fatal motorcycle crashes occur at intersections when a car or truck turning left hits a motorcyclist who had the right of way. It's hard for many people to notice motorcyclists, even if they're looking. This is the result of "inattentional blindness," a phenomenon in which our brains are scanning for cars, but don't register motorcycles at cars.

    Speeding

    Over 30 percent of motorcycle crash deaths had speeding as a contributing factor. While some bikers are known to speed, another culprit is car or truck drivers who force a biker to take evasive action.

    Rear-End Accidents

    Motorcycles have a smaller breaking distance than passenger cars, and many motorcyclists use alternative breaking methods like rolling off the throttle, meaning a trailing car won't see their brake lights. It is still the responsibility of the other vehicle to give you enough space to break safely.

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    How Can a Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in California, MO Help Me?

    Most who come to see us have never been in a situation like this before, and are unsure how to go about filing a claim and what a full financial recovery for their injuries is. A Halvorsen Klote California, MO motorcycle accidents attorney will immediately start working on your case by:

    • Fully investigating your accidentso that we can obtain the necessary evidence and identify all liable parties. We use our experience and network of California, MO collision experts to determine the precise cause of your injuries.
    • Offering sound legal guidance as your case progresses, so you have all the information you need to make the best decision for you, your future, and your California, MO loved ones.
    • Keeping you informed throughout your so that you are not left wondering. We always strive to be helpful and kind with each of our clients.
    • Leveling the playing field against wealthy insurance companies so you make get every penny you are owed. Insurance adjusters use a lot of tricks to avoid paying claims. We we dedicate ourselves to providing accident victims and their loved ones expert legal representation that gets results.
    • Handling all of the legal aspects of your case so you can spend your time on what matters most: recovering from your injuries and getting your life back together as soon as possible.
    • Make sure that you receive maximum compensation for everything you are owed, including medical expenses, lost wages, other expenses related to your injury and loss of enjoyment of life.

    When you're following all the rules and end up injured because somebody else did something wrong, it places undue physical, mental and financial burdens on you. The California, MO motorcycle accidents attorney team at Halvorsen Klote will ensure that you are taken care of.

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    California, MO Motorcycle Accidents Attorney | Halvorsen Klote

    At Halvorsen Klote, we understand how your entire life can be changed in an instant. But you should not have to pay because somebody else in California, MO did not do the right thing. To speak to a knowledgeable motorcycle accidents attorney you can trust, 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.