Motorcycle riding has seen an increase throughout the United States, so it’s no coincidence the number of accidents has also grown. According to the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, there were 159 deadly motorcycle crashes in 2021. That’s an almost 38% increase over the past few years, as the average number of deaths between 2017 and 2020 was roughly 115.25.
Although motorcycles are economically responsible when gas prices are sky high, they can be dangerous. This is especially true when negligent drivers do not respect traffic laws. If the motorcycle driver in no way causes the accident, we want to take action against the party at fault.
Motorcyclists are known to be instinctively defensive drivers. This is to manage the additional risk that comes with driving a vehicle missing the standard protection of a frame. Though most of these drivers make it a point to drive more safely, the hectic driving of others on the road cannot be controlled. When you’ve done all you can, but still find yourself in a collision, that is where we come in.
The experts at The Morrissey Law Firm, P.C., strive to get appropriate compensation for motorcyclists who have been in an accident. If you or a family member has been injured in a motorcycle wreck, please contact us. We will happily answer any questions you have about your case.