Motorcycle Accident Attorney

St. Louis Motorcycle Accident Attorney

In a crash between a car and motorcycle, it is the motorcycle rider who typically suffers the worst injuries.

St. Louis Motorcycle Accident AttorneyAlthough the owners of Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda, BMW and Victory motorcycles may disagree when it comes to choosing the best bike, they can agree on at least one thing: Inattentive or aggressive motorists pose a safety hazard to motorcyclists. And for the motorcycle rider, the stakes are high. In a crash between a car and motorcycle, it is the motorcycle rider who typically suffers the worst injuries.

The attorneys of the Zevan and Davidson Law Firm represent motorcycle accident victims in St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois.  Since 1991 we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. To discuss your case, contact the Experienced Missouri and Illinois injury accident attorneys at Zevan and Davidson by calling (314) 588-7200.

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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

During the past decade, the popularity of motorcycles has soared. No longer the exclusive province of young men, motorcycles are increasingly being purchased by older riders, and more and more women are buying their own bikes.

As the number of motorcycles on St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois roads increases, so does the potential for deadly encounters between motorcycles and cars. Many different types of careless or negligent behavior on the part of other motorists can lead to injury or death for the motorcyclist, including:

  • Inattention
  • Failing to slow for a motorcycle turning left
  • Violating the motorcycle’s right of way
  • Talking on a cell phone
  • Texting
  • Excessive speed
  • Aggressive driving
  • Road rage

The person who has been involved in a motorcycle accident that is the result of another’s carelessness or negligence and is thinking of filing suit must remember that time limits apply and that they vary by state. To protect your claim and to preserve important evidence that will be needed to prove liability, it is important that you contact the  personal injury attorney of Zevan and Davidson to discuss your case as soon as possible.

Road Conditions Leading to Motorcycle Accidents

Some motorcycle accidents are the result not of careless driving but instead of improper maintenance or poor condition of roadways or property, such as:

  • Potholes
  • Pavement ridges
  • Obstructed views
  • Defective roadway design
  • Lack of traffic signals
  • Defective road maintenance

When the condition of a road or property may have caused or contributed to a motorcycle accident, the owner of the property — often a government entity such as a city, county or state — may be held responsible. However, the time in which a claim may be lodged against a government entity is often extremely limited. Therefore, it is important to contact the St. Louis motorcycle accident lawyers of Zevan & Davidson to discuss your case as soon as possible.

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How Much Money Can I Expect to Receive in a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit?

The amount of compensation that may be obtained through a lawsuit varies. The final award will depend on the severity of the victim’s injuries, the amount of lost wages, the medical bills that have been incurred and how responsibility for the motorcycle accident is calculated.

Under both Missouri and Illinois law, motorcycle accident injury victims may seek compensation for:

  • Past and future medical bills and healthcare expenses
  • The costs of long-term nursing care
  • Wages lost as a result of another’s negligence
  • The pain and suffering caused by the intentional or negligent act of a careless person

Contact the personal injury attorneys at Zevan and Davidson

GET IMMEDIATE HELP! If you feel that you or someone you love has a motorcycle accident case, contact our office today. Schedule a free consultation by calling (314) 588-7200.

Updated: October 5, 2015