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Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Troy, IL. Riding a motorcycle can give you a great mixture of peace and excitement. However, Troy, IL motorcyclists are at heightened danger compared to other motorists. Injuries suffered in motorcycle crashes can cause immediate and devastating financial, physical and emotional burdens. If you received an injury in a motorcycle accident through no fault of your own, trust in the Troy, IL motorcycle accidents attorney team of Halvorsen Klote to help you get your life back on track. Our high-quality legal representation in a personalized environment will help you feel at ease and confident 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 Troy, IL today at 866-382-4167 or reach out to us online for a free consultation. We serve clients throughout the St. Louis area and Southern Illinois.

Your Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney in Troy, IL 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 reach a successful conclusion for your case.


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Troy, Missouri and Illinois Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Nationwide, in 2020 motorcycle wrecks caused 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 research compiled in the Missouri Traffic Safety Compendium. In the Greater St. Louis area, there were 321 crashes, which lead to 240 injuries and 9 deaths.

In Illinois, according to their 2020 Crash Facts & Statistics, there were 2,991 motorcycle accidents, which lead to 2,404 injuries, 867 severely debilitating injuries and 152 fatalities.

More Troy, IL 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 motorcycles account for only 3 percent of registered vehicles, motorcycles account for 14 percent of traffic-related deaths and 4 percent of total 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 lives, and helmets are considered to be 41 percent effective at preventing motorcycle passenger deaths.
  • 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, illustrating how 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, between 6 P.M. Friday and 6 A.M Monday when bars are at their fullest and after dark.

While some motorists give motorcyclists a bad rap, the truth is the vast majority 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 you were hurt because another Troy, IL driver was negligent, the Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney team will ensure that they are held accountable and you recover the money you are entitled to.

What Are Common Causes of Troy, IL Motorcycle Accidents?

  • While no two accidents are alike, statistics show that the vast majority of motorcycle accidents fall into the following categories:
  • Driving Under the Influence

    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 three-tenths of fatal motorcycle crashes.

    Road Hazards

    Because motorcycles have less of a base than other vehicles, they are especially vulnerable to road hazards such as ruts in the road, inclement weather, potholes, and animals. 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

    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 looking. This is caused by "inattentional blindness," a phenomenon in which our brains scan for cars but has not been sufficiently trained to scan for motorcycles.

    Speeding

    Over 30 percent of fatal motorcycle accidents involve speeding. While many of those crashes are caused by a speeding motorcycles, another culprit is passenger car drivers driving too fast to be able to maneuver around a motorcycle safely.

    Rear-End Accidents

    Motorcycles decelerate faster than cars or trucks, and many motorcyclists downshift to slow down, so a motorist behind them won't see the passenger car. Still, just as in a crash between two cars or a car and a truck, the driver behind the other vehicle is almost always at complete fault for the accident.

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    How Can a Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Troy, 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 how much full compensation really looks like. A Halvorsen Klote Troy, IL motorcycle accidents attorney will immediately start working on your case by:

    • Conducting an exhaustive investigation into your claimin order to obtain valuable evidence and assign an appropriate amount of blame to all at-fault parties. We use our experience and network of Troy, IL accident experts to ascertain the precise cause of your injuries.
    • Offering 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 Troy, IL family.
    • Keeping you up-to-date on the progress of your claim so that you are never left in the dark. We always strive to be helpful and kind with each of our clients.
    • 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 founded our practice on the notion accident victims and their families should have access to the same standard of legal representation that large insurance companies have.
    • Handling the technical and legal aspects of your claim so you can spend your energy on what matters most: recovering from your injuries and putting your life back together.
    • Make sure that you receive the best possible financial recovery for everything you are owed, including medical expenses, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses 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 Troy, IL motorcycle accidents attorney team at Halvorsen Klote will ensure that you do not have to go through this alone.

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    Troy, 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. But you should not have to pay because somebody else in Troy, IL did not do the right thing. To speak to a knowledgeable 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.