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Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Farmington, MO. Riding a motorcycle can give you a great mixture of peace and excitement. However, too many other drivers on the Farmington, MO roads either don't look out for motorcyclists or treat them as second-class citizens. Injuries suffered in motorcycle crashes can be ruinous and have long-term effects. If you were injured by a negligent driver, Halvorsen Klote's Farmington, 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 you will recover the compensation you deserve, whether through a settlement or a verdict from a jury. Call a Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney in Farmington, MO today at 866-382-4167 or reach out to us online for a complimentary case review. We serve the injured throughout the St. Louis area and Southern Illinois.

Your Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney in Farmington, MO works on a contingency fee basis. That means there are no consultation, hourly or service fees, and you never pay a penny if you to not obtain financial compensation.


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In addition to motorcycle accidents, our attorneys take on the following personal injury claims in Farmington, MO:


Farmington, Missouri and Illinois Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Nationwide, in 2020 motorcycle crashes resulted in 82,500 injuries and 5,579 deaths. In Missouri, there were 2,177 motorcycle accidents, resulting in 1,658 injuries and 118 fatalities, based on info from the Missouri Traffic Safety Compendium. In the Greater St. Louis area, 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 crashes, which caused 2,404 injuries, 867 catastrophic injuries and 152 fatalities.

Other Farmington, MO Motorcycle Accident Statistics

While the total numbers or accidents are not as high for motorcycle accidents as they are for other vehicles|a deeper look into the statistics shows an even greater disparity in how safe motorcyclists are compared to their enclosed-vehicle peers:

  • 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 statistics compiled by the National Safety Council.
  • From 2002 to 2017, the National Safety Council approximates that helmets saved over 25,000 people from death, and helmets are considered to be 37 percent successful in stopping fatal injuries to motorcycle operators.
  • 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, meaning motorcyclists are much more likely to die in an accident.
  • 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 6 P.M. when it is harder to see motorcyclists.

While some motorists give motorcyclists a bad rap, the truth is the lion's share of bikers do everything they can do avoid harm and not cause injury to others. 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 Farmington, MO area injured you, the Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney team will ensure that they are held accountable and you recover the money you are entitled to.

Why Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen in Farmington, MO?

  • While no two accidents are alike, statistics show that the following circumstances either cause or contribute to most motorcycle accidents:
  • Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs

    Drunk driving accidents are the most common cause of motor vehicle accidents, and in the U.S. it kills approximately one person every 45 minutes. Drunk driving was found to be involved in 34 percent of motorcycle accident deaths.

    Road Hazards

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

    Left-Hand Turns

    Almost half of of motorcycle accidents that cause death occur at intersections when a passenger car turning left hits a motorcyclist going straight. This is often just a consequence of drivers failing to see motorcyclists, even if they're judiciously checking their blind spots. This is due to something called "inattentional blindness," a phenomenon in which our brains scan for cars but has not been sufficiently trained to scan for motorcycles.

    Speeding

    A third of motorcycle fatalities involve speeding. While many of those crashes are caused by a speeding motorcycles, another culprit is car or truck drivers driving too fast to be able to maneuver around a motorcycle safely.

    Rear-End Accidents

    Motorcycles have a smaller breaking distance than passenger cars, and many motorcyclists roll off the throttle to slow down, so a motorist behind them won't see the passenger car. Still, just as in a crash between two cars, the driver behind the other has a responsibility to slow down in time.

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

    Most of our clients have never been in a situation like this before, and are unsure the process of receiving compensation and how much their injuries are worth. A Halvorsen Klote Farmington, MO motorcycle accidents attorney be your legal advocate by:

    • Fully investigating your accidentso that we can acquire important evidence and assign an appropriate amount of blame to all liable parties. We use our legal knowledge and network of Farmington, MO accident experts to ascertain who we need to make a claim against and for how much.
    • Providing you with sound legal advice 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 Farmington, MO family.
    • Letting you know how your case is progression so that you know we are giving it our full attention. We take pride in our ability to make our clients feel valued.
    • 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 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 the technical and legal aspects of your claim so you can focus on what's important: healing and putting your life back together.
    • Ensure that you receive maximum compensation for all of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses 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 Farmington, MO motorcycle accidents attorney team at Halvorsen Klote will ensure that you are taken care of.

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    Farmington, MO Motorcycle Accidents Attorney | Halvorsen Klote

    At Halvorsen Klote, we understand that the consequences of being injured by somebody else's negligence are immediate and severe. We've devoted our practice to helping those Farmington, MO individuals and families who have been treated unfairly. For a free case review with an experienced 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.