Motorcycle accidents can be caused by many factors, but often are caused by drivers or even other riders who are distracted. Not paying attention to the other drivers around them, combined with speeding, driving recklessly or driving under the influence, make for a deadly combination.
Motorcycles and riders rarely emerge from these encounters unharmed, even with helmets and protective safety gear. Here are some facts:
- Motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a deadly accident than car drivers
- Head injury is the leading cause of death in motorcycle accidents
- More than half of motorcyclist deaths involved crashes with at least one other vehicle
- In fact, 42 percent of fatal motorcycle crashes involving two vehicles happened when the vehicle turned left in front of the motorcyclist
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident in Kansas or Missouri, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer. Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.