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Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Litchfield, IL. Motorcycles provide an almost meditative sense of peace and thrill. However, too many other drivers on the Litchfield, IL roads either don't respect the safety of motorcyclists or treat them as second-class citizens. Injuries sustained in motorcycle wrecks can be devastating and life-changing. If you were injured by a negligent driver, Halvorsen Klote's Litchfield, IL motorcycle accidents attorney team will hold the liable parties responsible and set you on the road to recovery. Our dedication 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 Litchfield, IL today at 866-382-4167 or reach out to us online for a complimentary case evaluation. We serve the injured throughout the St. Louis area and Southern Illinois.

Your Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney in Litchfield, IL 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 are also knowledgeable and experienced in the following personal injury claims in Litchfield, IL:


Litchfield, 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 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

Other Litchfield, IL 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, motorcycles account for 14 percent of motor vehicle accident fatalities and 4 percent of all injuries, according to data from the National Safety Council.
  • Over a recent 15 year period, the National Safety Council approximates that helmets saved over 25,000 lives, and helmets are estimated to be 41 percent effective at stopping fatal injuries for motorcycle passengers.
  • 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 there were 102.75 injuries for every one death, while in motorcycles there were 14.79 injuries per one death, meaning motorcyclists are much more likely to die in an accident.
  • According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the you are more likely to be in a motorcycle accident when the weather is warmer, between 6 P.M. Friday and 6 A.M Monday when people are more likely to be intoxicated and after dark.

While some drivers don't view motorcyclists favorably, the truth is the bulk of bikers do everything they can do avoid harm and not cause injury to others. Motorcycle accidents usually happen when other motorists don't pay attention or don't want to share the road. If another driver in the Litchfield, IL area injured you, call the Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney team for the best results in your case.

What Are Common Causes of Litchfield, IL Motorcycle Accidents?

  • While the exact causes leading up to an accident are unique, our team has seen that the following circumstances either cause or contribute to most motorcycle accidents:
  • Driving Under the Influence

    Drunk driving contributes to more traffic-related 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 fatal motorcycle crashes.

    Road Hazards

    Because motorcycles only have two wheels, road hazards such as uneven pavement, slippery surfaces, potholes, and signs that limit visibility create a heightened risk. If your accident was caused by a road hazard, the at-fault party may be a government entity or construction company.

    Left-Hand Turns

    Almost half of of fatal motorcycle crashes occur when a vehicle turns left and hits a motorcyclist going straight. This is often just a consequence of drivers failing to see motorcyclists, even if they're looking. This is the result of "inattentional blindness," an occurrence in which our brains are scanning for cars, but don't register motorcycles at cars.

    Speeding

    A third of fatal motorcycle accidents were caused at least in part by speeding. While some bikers are known to speed, another culprit is passenger car 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 passenger cars, and many motorcyclists use alternative breaking methods like rolling off the throttle, preventing the break lights from coming on. It is still the responsibility of the other vehicle to slow down in time.

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    How Can a Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Litchfield, IL Help Me?

    Most seek out our services have never had to hire a lawyer before, and are unsure what the procedure is for receiving compensation and the value of the injuries. A Halvorsen Klote Litchfield, IL motorcycle accidents attorney be your legal advocate by:

    • Performing a full investigation into your accidentso that we can obtain important evidence and determine liability. We use our legal knowledge and network of Litchfield, IL collision experts to ascertain who needs to be held accountable.
    • Providing you with sound legal counsel throughout the duration of your claim, so you can make the best decision for you and your Litchfield, IL family.
    • Keeping you informed throughout your so that you are never left in the dark. Our legal representation takes a personalized approach.
    • Leveling the playing field against large insurance companies so you make get every penny you are entitled to. 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 quality legal representation that gets results.
    • Managing all documentation, negotiation and litigation so you can focus on what's important: reaching your best possible medical recovery and putting your life back together.
    • Make sure that you receive maximum compensation for all of your damages, including medical expenses, money you lost from not working, out-of-pocket expenses and loss of enjoyment of life.

    When you're injured in a motorcycle accident because of somebody else's negligence, it places undue physical, mental and financial burdens on you. The Litchfield, IL motorcycle accidents attorney team at Halvorsen Klote will ensure that you do not have to go through this alone.

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    Litchfield, IL 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 committed our practice to making a difference in the lives of Litchfield, IL residents who have been treated unfairly. For a free consultation with 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.