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Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Farmington, MO. There's no comparing the feeling of freedom and excitement motorcyclists feel when riding their motorcycles. However, Farmington, MO motorcyclists are at heightened danger compared to other motorists. Injuries sustained in motorcycle wrecks can abruptly upend your life and create a mountain of anxiety. If you were injured by a negligent driver, trust in the Farmington, MO motorcycle accidents attorney team of Halvorsen Klote to help you get your life back on track. Our dedication and client-centered approach will help you feel at ease and confident that your case will reach a successful resolution. Call a Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney in Farmington, MO today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a complimentary consultation. 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 you pay nothing upfront, and you pay us a percentage of your financial recovery, but only if we win your case.


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Beyond motorcycle accidents, our attorneys take on the following personal injury cases in Farmington, MO:


Farmington, Missouri and Illinois Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to data from the National Safety Council, Missouri Traffic Safety Compendium and the 2020 Illinois Crash Facts & Statistics, the following statistics are for 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

Other Farmington, 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:

  • Even though .06 percent of all vehicle miles traveled, motorcycle accidents cause 14 percent of deaths and 4 percent of total injuries, according to statistics compiled by the National Safety Council.
  • Over the course of 15 years in the early 2000s, it's estimated that helmets saved over 25,000 people from death, and helmets are estimated to be 37 percent effective 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 there were less than 15 injuries for one death, illuminating why 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 intoxicated and after dark.

While some motorists give motorcyclists a bad rap, the truth is the lion's share 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 Farmington, MO area injured you, call the Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney team for the best possible financial recovery.

Why Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen in Farmington, MO?

  • While each accident is different, in our experience, the following circumstances either cause or contribute to most motorcycle accidents:
  • DUIs or DWIs

    Drunk driving contributes to more traffic-related accidents than any other single factor, and in the U.S. it kills about one person every 45 minutes. Drunk driving was a factor in over three-tenths of motorcycle fatalities.

    Road Hazards

    Because motorcycles have less of a base than other vehicles, they are especially vulnerable to road hazards such as uneven pavement, slippery surfaces, potholes, and signs that limit visibility. Even if another motorist was not involved in your accident, 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 when a vehicle turns left and hits a motorcyclist going straight. Motorcycles escape many people's attention, even if they're looking. This is due to something called "inattentional blindness," an occurrence in which our brains are scanning for cars, but don't register motorcycles at cars.

    Speeding

    Thirty-three percent of motorcycle crash deaths were caused at least in part by speeding. While this is sometimes speeding on behalf of the motorcyclist, it often is the fault of enclosed-vehicle motorists 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 other vehicles, and many motorcyclists roll off the throttle to break, so a motorist behind them won't see the passenger car. It is still the responsibility of the other vehicle to give you enough space to break safely.

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

    Most of our clients have never had an injury before, and are unsure what the procedure is for receiving compensation and what a full financial recovery for their injuries is. A Halvorsen Klote Farmington, MO motorcycle accidents attorney will help your case by:

    • Conducting an extensive investigation into your accidentin order to obtain important evidence and identify all liable parties. You will have the advantage of our experience and network of Farmington, MO accident experts to ascertain the precise cause of your injuries.
    • Providing you with sound legal counsel as your case progresses, so you have all the information you need to make the best decision for you and your Farmington, MO family.
    • Keeping you informed throughout your so that you know we are giving it our full attention. 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 love to take advantage of people who do not know the law. We we dedicate ourselves to providing accident victims and their loved ones expert legal representation that gets results.
    • Overseeing all documentation, negotiation and litigation so you can focus 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 noneconomic damages.

    When you're following all the rules and end up injured because somebody else did something wrong, it can have a profound and unanticipated impact on your life and your financial security. The Farmington, MO motorcycle accidents attorney team at Halvorsen Klote will ensure that you are rightfully compensated for your injuries.

    Other cases we handle in Farmington, MO include:

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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. But you should not have to pay because somebody else in Farmington, MO did not do the right thing. To speak to 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.