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 experience as a client was no less than phenomenal. The attorney who handled my case was great. my biggest praise goes to the paralegal who was there for me every moment, Peggy Forest.”- Larry Ward
“Thank you all for everything. Dana Baker was great. She took over, lifting the burden of dealing with the insurance companies so we were able to focus on healing. She kept us informed every step of the way. I would recommend it to everyone. Again thank you”- Jaden Austin
“I was involved in an accident while on my motorcycle. It was a big relief that I could just focus on healing rather than dealing with insurance companies.”- Former Client