Motorcycle Deaths – A Common Occurrence
Posted on June 19th, 2020 by Zane Cagle
A surprising fact to many people is that the majority of motorcyclists killed tend to be in their 50’s. Safety experts say that this is not all that surprising for several reasons. Many older motorcyclists got their licenses in the 1970s and can now afford larger, more powerful motorcycles. Also, many older motorcyclists wear novelty helmets called “peanut” helmets that do not provide the protection of standard helmets. Motorcyclists wearing the peanut helmets are frequently seriously injured in accidents from which they should be walking away from or sustaining only minor injuries.
Other serious complicating factors are texting, talking on cell phones, and listening to loud music from radios and Bluetooth devices by motorists, which distracts them from paying attention to motorcycles on the roadways. The beginning of the summer season is an adjustment time as well, as motorists are not as accustomed to so many more motorcycles on the roadways or being aware of them.
Motorcyclists can keep themselves safer by wearing appropriate helmets and taking motorcycle safety driving courses so they can be better defensive drivers.
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in St. Louis?
If you have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident in or around St. Louis, Missouri, it’s in your best interest to consult an attorney at The Cagle Law Firm as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights and options. Under Missouri personal injury law, motorcycle accident victims are legally entitled to compensation if the accident was caused by the negligent, reckless, or careless actions of another. This might include negligence on the part of another motorist on the road or on the part of a company or corporation. For example, if a defect with the motorcycle causes an accident to occur, such as brake failure, the company that manufactured the motorcycle can be held liable for damages.
At The Cagle Law Firm, we will thoroughly analyze the circumstances leading up to you or your loved one’s accident to determine who is at fault for the accident and thus liable for injuries. From there, we will aggressively pursue a verdict or settlement for maximum compensation. Our goal is to ensure you are justly compensated for your pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical bills, lost wages, and any other hardship incurred due to the accident.
Contact the Cagle Law today to speak with an experienced and dedicated motorcycle accident lawyer in St. Louis about filing a motorcycle accident or wrongful death claim. To schedule a consultation to discuss your claim, please contact the firm today at (314) 276-1681.