Distracted Driving Motorcycle Accident Law Firm Serving the Midwest
Motorcyclist know that nothing is more dangerous than a driver texting, or otherwise engaged with a cell phone, or attempting to multi-task behind the wheel. Motorcycle riders are exposed to a number of potential risks on the road, but for the most part these are risks that riders can plan for, mitigate, and control. One of the few exceptions is a distracted driver.
At Horn Law, we have a long track record of success representing victims in motorcycle and other accidents involving distracted drivers. If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. We provide rapid response to all case inquiries, and will immediately investigate your case to determine who is to blame.
Common Driver Distractions that Lead to Motorcycle Accidents
Car and truck drivers regularly fail to respect the rights of motorcycle riders on the road. This frequently leads to accidents such as sideswipes and collisions where drivers pull out or turn in front of oncoming riders. At Horn Law, we represent riders who have been injured by drivers who were:
- Posting on social media
- Talking on the phone
- Talking to passengers
- Dealing with kids in the back seat
- Eating and drinking
- Changing playlists or radio stations
- Personal grooming
These and other distractions can put motorcycle riders in life-endangering situations. Distracted drivers kill thousands and injure hundreds of thousands of people every year, and at Horn Law we fight tirelessly to make sure that victims receive the compensation they deserve.
Protection Against Distracted Drivers
While accidents with distracted drivers are often unavoidable, as a motorcycle rider there are steps you can take to help protect yourself in the event of a collision. Although, depending on the circumstances, even these may not be enough to insulate yourself from serious, life-changing injuries.
While most riders are familiar with basic motorcycle safety, the best protection against a distracted driver is to ride defensively. With a new wave of distracted, impatient, and aggressive drivers, it is vital for motorcyclists to anticipate the actions of inattentive drivers.
Traffic signal controlled intersections represent a high hazard for motorcyclists. Studies show that more drivers than ever are running red lights and driving more aggressive on yellow caution lights. Before accelerating through an intersection, take an extra pause to consider the traffic around.
Wearing a helmet, even if it isn’t required in your state, is a good idea given the new universe of risk. Don’t take any chances.
Never Just Assume You Were at Fault
No matter what happened in a motorcycle accident, many people may assume that the motorcycle rider was at fault. This is because most people think that motorcycles are “dangerous,” without knowing anything about motorcycle safety.
As a rider, if you have been injured in an accident, it is best to take advantage of legal consultation to help sort out the fault issues. Remember, every driver owes a duty to exercise the highest degree of care while operating a motor vehicle.
Even if You Were at Fault, You May Still be Entitled to Compensation
Car, truck, and motorcycle accident cases are rarely straightforward, especially when they involve distracted driving.
Even if you were partially at fault, you may still be entitled to financial compensation. The laws in Missouri and other states throughout the Midwest apply various forms of a rule known as “comparative fault.” This rule allows accident victims to seek compensation for their accident-related losses even when they are partially responsible.
Contact Horn Law about Your Distracted Driving Motorcycle Accident
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident caused by a distracted driver, Horn Law can help you take action and fight for just compensation. When you contact us, we will work quickly to investigate the cause of the accident, and we will work with the insurance companies for you so that you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery. Lead attorney Doug Horn conducts free initial consultations, and will come to you if you are in the hospital or have difficulty getting around.
To get started with your case, please contact us today. With our headquarters in Kansas City, our office handles motorcycle accident cases throughout the Midwest.
If you or someone you know has been injured or killed by a distracted driver, you can contact Attorney Doug Horn for free legal consultation.
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