Topeka Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcyclists are nearly 30 times more likely to die in a crash than the drivers/occupants of passenger vehicles (NHTSA). In fact, motorcyclists’ fatality rates have risen steadily over the last decade.
In 2019 alone, more than 5,000 motorcyclist-deaths were reported across the country. Kansas showed a similar trend with as many as 40 deaths and 750 injuries resulting from 815 motorcycle accidents.
In Topeka, 3 out of the 12 fatality crashes of 2020 involved motorcycles.
Motorcycles are inherently dangerous – Are they really?
Some people argue that the very design elements, which offer the sense of exhilaration and freedom, render motorcycles unsafe.
Yes, two wheels instead of four do make the vehicle less stable than larger passenger cars. Also, the lack of a metal shell exposes the rider to the elements. So, upon impact while the metal body of a car absorbs most of the shock, the motorcyclists is not shielded at all.
Furthermore, riders don’t get the protection afforded by airbags. To add to their woes, the lack of casing on all sides means that motorcyclists are thrown off their ride onto the road or onto a stationary object. In both scenarios, the risk of injury is indeed substantial.
But here is what’s conveniently ignored when stating these points. All of that is the aftermath of the motorcycle crash. None of these have an impact on the rate of collisions. However, here is a figure that actually explains the rate and the cause of all those crashes.
- 66% of all two/multi-vehicle crashes involving a motorcycle are caused because other motorists violate the motorcyclist’s right of way.
- 75% of all motorcycle accidents involve a crash with a passenger vehicle.
No matter how strong, stable or good the vehicle, the driver/rider can’t do much if the other guy collides with them. No, it is not the design elements of the motorcycle that contributes to all those wrecks. On the contrary, most often it is the inattentiveness of other motorists, who simply fail to see the motorcyclists.
You have the right to seek full compensation!
Our Topeka motorcycle accident attorney will initiate a thorough investigation, collect evidence, and get expert opinion as required to establish clear liability.
Because our team of lawyers have helped hundreds of Kansas motorcycle accident victims, we know that often motorcyclists suffer grave injuries that require weeks of treatment, surgical intervention and months of physical therapy. So, when we file a claim, we seek compensation for
- Immediate medical expenses
- Immediate loss of income
- Anticipated medical costs
- Future loss of earnings
- Long-term/lifelong disabilities
- Psychological distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Property damage
- And more
Don’t let the insurance companies get the upper hand!
Every hour that you spend not getting in touch with us is an hour you give the other side to build a case against you. DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers have a consistent track record of winning fair compensation for injured motorcyclists because we rely on comprehensive investigations and meticulous evidence collection to back every claim.
In order to ensure that we get all vital evidence, it is imperative that we start working on the case as soon after the wreck as possible. So, contact us right away and let our team of experienced attorneys handle the claim process for you.