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Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Warrenton, MO. There's no doubting the feeling of freedom and excitement motorcyclists can get from riding their bikes. However, too many other drivers on the Warrenton, MO roads either don't look out for motorcyclists or are actively hostile against them. Injuries experienced in motorcycle crashes can abruptly upend your life and create a mountain of anxiety. If you were injured by a negligent driver, Halvorsen Klote's Warrenton, MO motorcycle accidents attorney team will get you the best possible financial recovery for your injuries. Our diligence and client-centered approach will help you feel at ease and confident that you will get great results. Call a Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney in Warrenton, MO today at 866-382-4167 or reach out to us online for a free case review. We serve clients throughout the St. Louis area and Southern Illinois.

Your Halvorsen Klote motorcycle accidents attorney in Warrenton, MO works on a contingency fee basis. That means there are no upfront costs, 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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In addition to motorcycle accidents, our attorneys have also gotten great compensation in the following personal injury claims in Warrenton, MO:


How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Warrenton, 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 fatalities 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 Warrenton, 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:

  • Despite the fact that motorcycles make up 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.
  • Over the course of 15 years in the early 2000s, the National Safety Council approximates that helmets saved over 25,000 people from death, and helmets are estimated to be 37 percent successful 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 a percentage of over 5 times more motorcycles were.
  • 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 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 people don't view motorcyclists favorably, the truth is the vast majority of bikers do everything they can do avoid harm and not cause injury to others. It's usually either another vehicle's inattention or disdain for motorcycles that causes someone else injuries. If another driver in the Warrenton, 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 Warrenton, MO Motorcycle Accidents?

  • While each accident is different, statistics show that the following circumstances either cause or contribute to most motorcycle accidents:
  • DUIs or DWIs

    Drunk driving accidents are the most common cause of traffic-related accidents, and in the U.S. it kills approximately 32 people a day. Drunk driving was found to be involved in over a third of of fatal motorcycle crashes.

    Road Hazards

    Because motorcycles have less of a base than other vehicles, road hazards such as ruts in the road, inclement weather, potholes, and debris pose an increased risk. Even if you were not hit by another person, 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. This is often just a consequence of drivers failing to see motorcyclists, even if they're being diligent about safety. This is due to something called "inattentional blindness," an occurrence in which our brains scan for cars but has not been sufficiently trained to scan for motorcycles.

    Speeding

    A third of motorcycle fatalities had speeding as a contributing factor. While many of those crashes are caused by a speeding motorcycles, they can also be caused by car or truck drivers who force a biker to take evasive action.

    Rear-End Accidents

    Motorcycles do not need as much room to break as passenger cars, and many motorcyclists roll off the throttle to slow down, meaning a trailing car won't see their brake lights. It is still the responsibility of the other vehicle to slow down in time.

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

    Most of our clients have never had to hire a lawyer before, and are unsure what the procedure is for filing a claim and what a full financial recovery for their injuries is. A Halvorsen Klote Warrenton, MO motorcycle accidents attorney will immediately start working on your case by:

    • Conducting a complete investigation into your claimin order to gather the necessary evidence and assign an appropriate amount of blame to all liable parties. We use our expertise and network of Warrenton, MO crash experts to determine the precise cause of your injuries.
    • Providing you with sound legal guidance as your case progresses, so you have all the information you need to make the best decision for yourself and those closest to you in Warrenton, MO.
    • Keeping you up-to-date on the status of your claim so that you know we are giving it our full attention. We always strive to be helpful and kind with each of our clients.
    • Leveling the playing field against powerful insurance companies so you make get every penny you deserve. Insurance adjusters use a lot of tricks to avoid paying claims. We founded our practice on the notion accident victims and their families should have quality legal representation that gets results.
    • Overseeing the technical and legal aspects of your claim so you can spend your energy on what matters most: healing and getting your life back together as soon as possible.
    • Fight hard for you so that you receive the best possible financial recovery for all of your damages, including medical expenses, money you lost from not working, anything you paid out-of-pocket and noneconomic damages.

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

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    Warrenton, 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 Warrenton, MO residents who have been treated unfairly. For a complimentary case review 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.