St. Louis, MO Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Advocating for Your Full Compensation and Peace of Mind
For many, riding a motorcycle is not just a mode of transport but a way of life, offering riders an unparalleled sense of liberty on the road. Unfortunately, motorcycles do not provide much protection, which can prove fatal in the event of a crash. The rider will almost always suffer serious injuries, from road rash to broken bones, to orthopedic injuries, and more.
We at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm know how earth-shattering motorcycle accidents can be, which is why we will not rest when it comes to pursuing your case. If you are a motorcyclist who was injured in a traffic collision, you likely have the right to file suit against the at-fault motorist. You may also have the right to sue if your loved one suffered a wrongful death because of such a crash.
Why Choose The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm?
Our St. Louis attorney team has more than 100 years of collective experience in litigating personal injury cases. We are renowned by industry organizations for our unwavering representation and compassionate counsel: Super Lawyers®, U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms, and the American Association for Justice (AAJ), among others. With a proven track record of success amounting to millions upon millions of dollars recovered for our clients, you can rest assured that you are getting premier legal services without having to worry about the cost. If we don’t win, you won’t be charged a dime!
Take the first step — call (314) 701-7722 to schedule a free consultation with a St. Louis motorcycle accident lawyer today.
Qualifying Injuries for Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits
Every motorcycle accident is different. As such, the victim is often left wondering whether or not their specific circumstances warrant legal action. The good news is, as long as another party caused your injury, you likely qualify for compensation.
At The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm, our trial lawyers take on big and small cases, such as those involving the following motorcycle accident injuries:
- Biker’s arm;
- Road rash;
- Brain trauma;
- Eye and facial injuries;
- Neck and back injuries;
- Broken/fractured bones;
- And more.
Identifying Negligence: What Caused the Crash?
Legal action is just as much about who and what caused the injury as it is about the injury itself: No matter how severe your injury is, you cannot recover compensation unless you can reasonably prove that the other party was at fault for the accident. This does not mean that you cannot sue if you are partially at fault. Fortunately, the state follows a pure comparative fault rule, which mandates that your compensation will be reduced in cases of shared liability. Regardless of whether liability is shared, you will need to identify the cause of the accident to prove negligence.
Several common negligent causes of motorcycle accidents are as follows:
- Driving while distracted;
- Driving under the influence;
- Failing to check blind spots;
- Failing to yield when required;
- Ignoring traffic signs; and
- Other types of careless/reckless driving.
Many accident victims are hard pressed to determine fault on their own, particularly when the moments leading up to the accident are hazy. A good question to ask yourself is whether you were following the law and acting with care at the time of the crash; who hit whom is another important question. For example, if you were paying attention to the road and traveling at a safe speed, but a motor vehicle rear-ended you or veered into your lane and struck you, it is safe to say you have grounds for a case.
How Much Is a Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit Worth?
The value of your motorcycle accident case will depend, as mentioned, on your own share of fault, as well as the severity of your injury. In addition, your occupation, marital status, and whether you have any dependents will also be taken into account. Therefore, your case could be worth a few thousand dollars or a few million.
Typical damages paid out in motorcycle accident lawsuits include but are not limited to:
- Pain and suffering;
- Medical bills;
- Lost wages;
- Reduced earning capacity;
- Cost of litigation;
- Loss of quality of life, etc.
If you lost a loved one due to a motorcycle crash, you may qualify to recover compensation for funeral and burial expenses, lost marital privileges, loss of consortium, companionship, and/or guidance, and other damages applicable to your case. Contact a St. Louis lawyer to learn more about your potential compensation.
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The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of riders and their families in St. Louis and throughout Missouri. We will not let a negligent party get away with harming you. Such parties must be held accountable for their wrongdoing, especially when they cause you to incur life-changing damages.
Contact a St. Louis motorcycle accident attorney onlinetoday to discuss your legal options.