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Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Macon, MO. There's no doubting the feeling of freedom and excitement motorcyclists feel when riding their bikes. However, too many other drivers on the Macon, MO roads either don't respect the safety of motorcyclists or are actively hostile against them. Injuries experienced in motorcycle wrecks can abruptly upend your life and create a mountain of doubt. If you were injured by a negligent driver, Halvorsen Klote's Macon, 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 help you feel at ease and confident that your case will reach a successful resolution. Call a Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney in Macon, MO today at 866-382-4167 or contact us online for a free case review. We serve the injured throughout the St. Louis area and Southern Illinois.

Your Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney in Macon, 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 cases in Macon, MO:


How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Macon, 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 Macon, 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:

  • Even though motorcycles account for only 3 percent of registered vehicles, motorcycles account for 14 percent of deaths and 4 percent of total injuries, according to statistics compiled by the National Safety Council.
  • From 2002 to 2017, it's estimated that helmets saved over 25,000 lives, and helmets are considered to be 37 percent effective in preventing 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 injuries outpaced death 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 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 visibility is lower.

While some motorists have preconceived notions of people who ride motorcycles, the truth is the lion's share of bikers practice safety measures. 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 Macon, MO area injured you, the Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney team will ensure that they are held accountable and you are compensated for your injuries.

What Are Common Causes of Macon, MO Motorcycle Accidents?

  • While each accident is different, our team has seen 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 roughly one person every three quarters of an hour. Drunk driving was found to be involved in over three-tenths of motorcycle fatalities.

    Road Hazards

    Because a car with 4 wheels is much more stable than a motorcycle, motorcycle are especially vulnerable to road hazards such as uneven pavement, slippery surfaces, potholes, and debris. 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 in charge of ensuring the road's safety.

    Left-Hand Turns

    Over 40 percent of motorcycle accidents that lead to death occur when a vehicle turns left and hits a motorcyclist going straight. It's hard for many people to notice motorcyclists, even if they're being diligent about safety. This is caused by "inattentional blindness," a phenomenon in which our brains are more used to looking for cars than motorcycles.

    Speeding

    Over 30 percent of motorcycle fatalities were caused at least in part by speeding. While many of those crashes are caused by a speeding motorcycles, another culprit is 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 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 give you enough space to break safely.

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    What Can Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Macon, MO Do For My Case?

    Most are looking to hire a personal injury before have never had an injury before, and don't know what the procedure is for filing a claim and how much their injuries are worth. A Halvorsen Klote Macon, MO motorcycle accidents attorney will immediately start working on your case by:

    • Fully investigating your casein order to acquire valuable evidence and determine liability. You will have the advantage of our legal knowledge and network of Macon, MO crash experts to determine who needs to be held accountable.
    • Providing you with sound legal guidance as your case progresses, so you can make the best decision for you, your future, and your Macon, MO loved ones.
    • Keeping you informed throughout your 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 get the full compensation you are entitled to. Insurance adjusters love to take advantage of people who do not know the law. We founded our practice on the principle accident victims and their families should have access to the same standard of legal representation that large insurance companies have.
    • Overseeing all of the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on what matters most: healing and putting your life back together.
    • Make sure that you get the best possible financial recovery for everything you are owed, including your urgent care bills, procedures, physical therapy, prescription and more, money you lost from not working, other expenses related to your injury and less tangible damages like pain and suffering.

    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 Macon, MO motorcycle accidents attorney team at Halvorsen Klote will ensure that you do not have to go through this alone.

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    Macon, 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 Macon, MO individuals and families who have been treated unfairly. 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.