Motorcycles carry tremendous appeal. Their openness and maneuverability make them more of a passion than a form of transportation for many St. Louis riders. However, motorcycle accidents can result in horrific injuries — including traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injuries, fractures, amputations and skin abrasions. If you have been in an auto crash, the Guirl Law Firm holds the negligent driver accountable. Our attorney possesses the strong determination to maximize your compensation, while always acting with compassion and respect toward you and your family during this difficult time.
In its most recent 2010 statistics, the Missouri State Highway Patrol Statistical Analysis Center reports that 2,036 bikers were injured and 97 were killed in motorcycle accidents in the state. The Guirl Law Firm wants you to be safe and urges you to receive adequate training and use the right equipment while riding a motorcycle.
Some auto accidents can be avoided and injuries can be minimized if riders take important precautions. Bright clothing makes you more visible to motorists, for example, and remaining a safe distance from cars keeps you out of their blind spots. If a crash does occur, abrasion resistant jackets and pants reduce road rash and goggles prevent eye injuries. Also, wearing a helmet protects you from a devastating head injury. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ranks Missouri seventh in the nation for saving lives and economic costs and cites the state’s enactment of a helmet law as the reason.
Even if you do everything right, you can still be the victim of a motorcycle accident. Many St. Louis motorists refuse to share the road with motorcyclists. Their careless actions put all drivers at risk, but for motorcyclists, the stakes are much higher. Because bikes lack the safety features of cars — such as enclosed capsules, airbags and seatbelts — seemingly minor wrecks can result in catastrophic injuries or death. Our lawyer holds drivers responsible for their negligent actions that caused your injury. We regularly resolve challenging cases involving drunk drivers, uninsured or underinsured motorists and commercial trucks.
To learn more about pursuing damages for your motorcycle accident injuries, call the Guirl Law Firm on our 24-hour toll-free hotline 314-399-8051 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.