If you ride, you are likely drawn to the adventure of the open road, and you undoubtedly recognize the increased risk that comes with it. What you may not realize, however, are the immense losses – or legal damages – you can experience in the wake of even a relatively minor motorcycle accident. If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a motorcycle accident, the surest means of protecting your rights – and your rightful compensation – is with an experienced St. Louis motorcycle accident attorney in your corner.
When you’re on your bike, you don’t take up as much space on the road, and drivers who don’t bother paying adequate attention to the traffic all around them are less likely to see you in the first place. Driver negligence can take any of the following forms, and they all put motorcyclists at considerable risk:
- Distracted driving, including texting
- Failure to follow the rules of the road
- Excess speed
- Aggression, including tailgating
- Failure to check blind spots
- Failure to allow motorcyclists adequate space on the road
When you’re on your bike, there is no physical barrier to the impact of an accident other than your helmet, which often translates to very serious losses.
The accident in question doesn’t have to be extremely serious for your bike to be totaled in the process.
In a motorcycle accident, you’re very likely to hit the ground – and being dragged by your bike in the course of an accident isn’t uncommon. All of this is in addition to the impact of being hit, and it adds up to considerable medical costs that are likely to be ongoing if you experience secondary health concerns or medical complications.
A serious injury can interfere with your ability to earn. If your injuries get in the way of your ability to do your job or to continue developing your career, this category of financial loss can be devastating. Serious losses in relation to employment can also lead to emotional consequences that reflect the personal satisfaction many of us derive from our careers.
Of course, the physical pain that motorcycle accident injuries can cause is often substantial. Additionally, the fear and panic experienced in the course of a violent motorcycle accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence can have lasting emotional effects that can make achieving an optimal recovery even more challenging. You deserve compensation for both.
Amanda Hayden at The Hayden Law Firm is a seasoned St. Louis motorcycle accident attorney who has the experience, drive, and resources to skillfully advocate for the compensation to which you’re entitled and that you need to reach your fullest recovery. The outcome of your case is important to your future, so please don’t put off contacting or calling us at 314-480-3100 for more information about what we can do to help you today.