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Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Clayton, MO. Motorcycles offer an amazing sense of brotherhood and excitement. However, too many other drivers on the Clayton, MO roads either don't pay enough attention to motorcyclists or are actively hostile against them. Injuries sustained in motorcycle crashes can cause immediate and devastating financial, physical and emotional hardships. If wasn't paying attention and hurt you, trust in the Clayton, MO motorcycle accidents attorney team of Halvorsen Klote to hold the liable parties responsible and set you on the road to recovery. Our high-quality legal advocacy in a personalized environment will give you piece of mind and confidence that you will recover the compensation you deserve, whether through a settlement or a verdict in court. Call a Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney in Clayton, MO today at 866-382-4167 or reach out to us online for a complimentary consultation. We serve injury victims and their families throughout the St. Louis area and Southern Illinois.

Your Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney in Clayton, MO only charges a contingency fee. That means you pay nothing upfront, 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 take on the following personal injury cases in Clayton, MO:


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

In the United States, in 2020 motorcycle crashes resulted in 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 the St. Louis metropolitan area, there were 321 crashes, which caused 240 people becoming injured and 9 people passing away.

In Illinois, according to their 2020 Crash Facts & Statistics, there were 2,991 motorcycle accidents, which caused 2,404 injuries, 867 serious injuries and 152 deaths.

Other Clayton, MO Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The sheer totals of injuries and fatalities in motorcycle accidents are alarming, but|a comparison between motorcycles and passenger cars and light trucks shows how dangerous motorcyclists can be when other people don't pay attention on the road:

  • Despite the fact that .06 percent of all vehicle miles traveled, motorcycle accidents cause 14 percent of deaths and 4 percent of all injuries, according to research from the National Safety Council.
  • Over the course of 15 years in the early 2000s, the National Safety Council approximates that helmets saved over 25,000 lives, and helmets are estimated to be 37 percent successful in preventing fatal injuries to motorcycle operators.
  • 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 were more common than fatalities by a factor of over 100, while in motorcycles there were 14.79 injuries per one death, illuminating why motorcyclists are at increased risk.
  • According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the you are more likely to be in a motorcycle accident when the weather is warmer, on weekends when bars are at their fullest and after 6 P.M. when visibility is lower.

While some motorists have preconceived notions of people who ride motorcycles, the truth is the vast majority of bikers practice safety tips. It's usually either another vehicle's inattention or their wariness to share the road that causes someone else injuries. If another driver in the Clayton, MO area injured you, call the Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney team for the best possible financial recovery.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents in Clayton, MO?

  • While each accident is different, statistics show that the following circumstances either cause or contribute to most motorcycle accidents:
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

    Drunk driving contributes to more motor vehicle accidents than any other single factor, and in the U.S. it kills approximately 32 people a day. Drunk driving contributed to over a third of of motorcycle fatalities.

    Road Hazards

    Because motorcycles only have two wheels, road hazards such as ruts in the road, inclement weather, potholes, and animals pose an increased risk. If your accident was caused by a road hazard, the responsible party may be a government entity or construction company.

    Left-Hand Turns

    Almost 50 percent of fatal motorcycle crashes occur at intersections when a passenger car turning left hits a motorcyclist who had the right of way. It's hard for many people to notice motorcyclists, even if they're being diligent about safety. This is the result of "inattentional blindness," a phenomenon in which our brains are more used to looking for cars than motorcycles.

    Speeding

    Over 30 percent of motorcycle fatalities had speeding as a contributing factor. While some bikers are known to speed, another culprit is car or truck drivers driving too fast to be able to maneuver around a motorcycle safely.

    Rear-End Accidents

    Motorcycles do not need as much room to break as cars or trucks, and many motorcyclists use alternative breaking methods like downshifting, meaning a trailing car won't see their brake lights. It is still the responsibility of the other vehicle to slow down in time.

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    Why Do I Need a Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Clayton, MO?

    Most seek out our services have never been in a situation like this before, and don't know what the procedure is for filing a claim and how much their injuries are worth. A Halvorsen Klote Clayton, MO motorcycle accidents attorney will immediately start working on your case by:

    • Fully investigating your accidentin order to gather valuable evidence and identify all liable parties. We use our legal knowledge and network of Clayton, MO accident experts to determine the precise cause of your injuries.
    • Providing you with sound legal advice throughout the duration of your claim, so you have all the information you need to make the best decision for you and your Clayton, MO family.
    • Keeping you up-to-date on the status of your claim so that you are not left wondering. Our legal representation takes a personalized approach.
    • Offering the same high-quality legal representation insurance companies have so you make a full financial recovery. Insurance adjusters know that the average person doesn't know injury law. We founded our practice on the notion accident victims and their families should have expert legal representation that gets results.
    • Managing all documentation, negotiation and litigation so you can spend your energy on what matters most: healing and getting back to work and back to feeling like normal again.
    • Fight hard for you so that you get the best possible financial recovery for everything you are owed, including medical expenses, money you lost from not working, other expenses related to your injury and less tangible damages like pain and suffering.

    When you're injured through no fault of your own, it immediately disrupts your life. The Clayton, MO motorcycle accidents attorney team at Halvorsen Klote will ensure that you get the recovery you deserve.

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    Clayton, MO 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 making a difference in the lives of Clayton, MO individuals and families who have been treated unfairly. To speak to an experienced 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.