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Motorcycle Accidents

Introduction.

The law firm of WWF&G has represented numerous victims of motorcycle accidents. Injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents are often serious, and our firm provides aggressive representation for those victims and their families.

What Are The Duties Of A Motorcycle Driver?

The driver of a motorcycle has a duty to exercise ordinary care, or to act as a reasonably prudent motorcycle driver under the circumstances. Motorcyclists have the same rights as motor vehicles on the roadway and must follow the rules of the road, as well as specific rules regarding specific laws concerning motorcycles.

What Damages Are Recoverable If You Are Involved If You Are Involved In A Motorcycle Accident?

    • Medical Bills
    • Future Medical Bills
    • Past and Future Pain and Suffering
    • Past and Future Loss of Normal Life/Disability
    • Disfigurement
    • Life Care Plans

Can The Passenger Of A Motorcycle Recover If The Driver Of The Motorcycle Is At Fault? (i.e. the driver of the motorcycle loses control of the motorcycle or goes off the roadway)?

Yes. Clients are always unsure if they are entitled to make a recovery when they are the passenger of a motorcycle, and the motorcycle driver is at fault for the accident. Our firm represented the family of a passenger of a motorcycle who was killed when the motorcycle driver ran a red light. In this unfortunate accident, both the driver and the passenger died. Our firm was able to make a recovery for the passenger’s family from the insurance company for the motorcyclist, as well as from other defendants.

Under Illinois and Missouri law, drivers of motorcycles and automobiles are required to have insurance. The insurance on the motorcycle will generally cover the driver for negligence and for causing an accident.

Are Motorcyclists Required To Wear A Helmet?

No in Illinois. Yes in Missouri.

Under Illinois law, motorcyclists are not required to wear a helmet. If a motorcyclist is injured in an accident at the hands of a liable party, there can be no comparative negligence for the lack of a motorcycle helmet because there is no duty by law to wear one. If a motorcycle accident goes before a jury, the jury will not be told that the injured party was not wearing a helmet.

Under Missouri law, motorcyclists are required to wear a helmet.

What Are Some Of The Motorcycle Cases Your Firm Has Handled?

    1. Passenger of motorcycle killed when driver of motorcycle ran a red light.
    2. Passenger of motorcycle killed when driver of motorcycle lost control while approaching a T intersection.
    3. Driver of motorcycle lost control of motorcycle after rear tire was inappropriately serviced, causing skull fracture and brain injury (Negligence By Service Company).
    4. Automobile pulled out of gas station in front of motorcycle, motorcycle driver struck automobile and flipped through the air several times. The was no head injury because of a helmet. Driver sustained traumatic bilateral carpal tunnel from jamming hands into handlebars.
    5. Motor vehicle backed out of home onto a 45 mph roadway in front of motorcycle. Motorcycle lost control and was forced to lay down bike, resulting in severe injury and disfigurement.

OUR FIRM. The law firm of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson aggressively prosecutes motorcycle accident claims on your behalf. At WWF&G, we have prosecuted injury claims for over 38 years. We deal with defendants and their insurance companies on a regular basis and we will maximize your recovery. Please review our verdicts and settlements page for some of our results.

FREE CONSULTATION. Please contact us for a free consultation so we may discuss and review your case in greater detail at 618-462-1077.