Joplin Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Give Us a Call After a Crash
Injured motorcyclists in Joplin know that they can rely on Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. and our motorcycle accident attorneys. We proudly provide legal services to riders who were wrongfully injured due to someone else’s negligence, like a reckless driver who hit them. Taking a claim against an insurer comes as second nature to us, just as does taking them to court with a lawsuit.
Did you know that we have more than 230 years of collective legal experience? Not many law firms in the country can make the same claim, much less those in Joplin. With your motorcycle accident case meaning so much to you and your future recovery, why risk placing it on the desk of a law firm with less experience?
Common Injuries from Crashing a Motorcycle
There is no safe way to wreck a motorcycle. There are only “safer” ways, like knowing how to tumble and roll after a collision. As such, the average motorcyclist who is in a crash suffers catastrophic injuries in an instant, much worse than the average person in a personal injury case.
To name only some of the injuries often suffered by motorcyclists:
- Brain injuries: Even with a helmet on, the likelihood of suffering brain damage in a motorcycle accident is much higher than compared to drivers in similar crashes.
- Back injuries: A motorcyclist who is thrown off their ride often lands on their back, causing back and spine injuries like paralysis.
- Road rash: Skidding on the asphalt after a wreck can cause life-threatening road rash, especially if the motorcyclist did not have thick, durable clothing.
- Broken bones: It is not unusual for a motorcyclist to suffer multiple broken bones in a crash, which can require months of rehabilitation.
What Evidence to Collect
Proving that you were not at fault for your motorcycle accident is imperative. Our Joplin motorcycle accident attorneys know where to look for effective evidence that helps keep your liability down. If we can prove you were not liable at all, then your case will have the greatest chances of success.
Evidence that we can use for your case includes the following and more:
- Helmet cam footage from your helmet
- Eyewitness testimonies from other motorists
- Reports from emergency responders
- Medical records that outline your injuries
The point is that there are many sources of evidence that can be used in the average motorcycle accident case. Oftentimes, it is just a matter of knowing how to collect and utilize that evidence.
Comparative Fault Rules
Do you think you made a mistake that contributed to your motorcycle accident? While this is not ideal, it is not a dealbreaker. In Missouri, you can still file a claim for damages thanks to the state’s pure comparative fault rule. Under this liability rule, you can sue any party that is at least 1% at fault for your damages, but the money you can recover from them will be reduced by your percentage of fault. For example, if you are 20% at fault for your wreck with another driver, then you can seek 80% of your damages from that driver.
Pure comparative fault rules are especially important in motorcycle accident cases because motorcyclists are often injured much worse than other parties. A motorcyclist’s damages can be 10 or 20 times greater than that of the involved driver. As such, you could still be owed a massive amount of compensation from the person who hit you, even if you are partly or greatly liable for the accident.
Imagine if you were 50-50 liable for your wreck with a truck driver. You suffer $200,000 in damage, like medical bills, lost wages, and pain (noneconomic damage). The trucker suffers $5,000 in damage. They can sue you for $2,500, but you can sue them for $100,000, so your case is still very much worth pursuing.
Why You Should Hire Our Attorneys Today
Let’s get your case moving today before you risk any issues with statutes of limitations. Our Joplin motorcycle accident attorneys are standing by to assist however we can.
“My husband was in a car accident, we called Aaron Sachs, and are very glad we did! First of all, they sent someone to our home to interview my husband, so he did not have to drive all the way to Springfield to their office while he was in pain.” - Former Client
“I was rear-ended by a non-insured driver. My car was totaled and I ended up having surgery on my shoulder. I was thrilled to get a settlement way larger than I could have dreamed.” - Former Client
We make sure that we are available to answer our clients’ questions, breaking down the complex legal jargon and using plain English. There is no “one size fits all” answer — your case needs and deserves individual attention, and this is what we are prepared to provide.
Our team has over 235 years of combined experience, handling over ten thousand personal injury cases. We are committed to professional excellence in every aspect of what we do and how we do it. We have over 65 employees with an exclusive focus on injury claims.
We strive to meet our clients where they are and provide the service they need. Suffering an injury is a difficult time in an individual’s life; you need representation that understands both the worries you may be feeling and the world you are now dealing with. Let us help ensure your rights are protected.