Motorcycle Accidents at Intersections – St. Louis Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
For a motorcyclist, being involved in an accident at an intersection, is almost always serious, often fatal.
Riding a motorcycle is a very thrilling and enjoyable experience for many Americans. While many will debate which type of bike is the best, all motorcyclists will agree that inattentive or aggressive motorists pose a serious safety hazard. Intersections are one of the most dangerous areas of a road for someone on a motorcycle.
Motorcycle Accidents at Intersections: Statistics
Riding a motorcycle can be more dangerous in general because a motorcyclist does not have the same protection that a car or truck would give it’s driver or passengers. Therefore, in a motorcycle crash it is typically the motorcycle rider who suffers the worst injuries.
Intersections are one of the more dangerous areas of a road for a motorcyclist. One of the reasons for this is due to the negligent and reckless behavior of other drivers.
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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) estimates that 165,000 people are injured each year by people running red lights. At urban intersections, someone runs a red light every 20 minutes. And there are an average of 7 fatal accidents and more than 1,000 injury accidents each day in the U.S. at signalized intersections.
For a motorcyclist, being involved in an accident at an intersection, is almost always serious, often fatal. As the number of motorcycles on St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois roads increases, so does the potential for deadly encounters between motorcycles and cars at intersections.
Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits
The amount of compensation that may be obtained through a motorcycle accident 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 a St. Louis Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Zevan and Davidson
If you or someone you know has been the victim of driver negligence in an intersection while riding a motorcycle, contact the Zevan and Davidson Law Firm at (314) 588-7200. Since 1991 we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
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