Motorcycle Accidents

When the weather warms up, sometimes even in colder times, you can find motorcyclists traveling the Kansas City roads and highways. Unfortunately, accidents happen. Sometimes the fault lies with the motorcyclist; but more often, a motorcycle accident is caused by the negligence of another driver.

People often assume motorcycle accidents are the motorcyclist’s fault. In reality, many accidents are caused by the negligence of other drivers.

When Negligence Results in a Motorcycle Accident

  • About one-third of multi-vehicle motorcycle crashes are the result of other motorists turning into the path of the motorcycle or failing to yield the right of way.
  • Drivers and passengers in parked cars look for oncoming cars but often miss seeing a motorcyclist and cause injuries by opening the car door in the biker’s path.
  • More than a third of fatal motorcycle accidents involve a motorist traveling at excess speed.

Motorcyclists are more exposed and less protected on the road. In fact, they are 28 times more likely to die compared with those in passenger cars and four times more likely to be injured in an accident.

Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help

At the Nash & Franciskato Law Firm in Kansas City, what we offer goes beyond experience. Our legal team is dedicated to you and helping you focus on your recovery.

  • Over 80 years of combined experience
  • Trusted legal advisor committed to your needs
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  • Super Lawyers for over 10 years
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Motorcycle Accidents Result in Devastating Injuries

According to NHTSA, 6,218 motorcyclists were killed in 2022 – that’s 15% of all traffic fatalities.

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Motorcyclists can suffer devastating injuries in an accident.

When a motorcycle accident occurs, it is often more deadly. Motorcycle accidents often result in life-threatening or life-altering conditions. Traumatic brain injuries can affect a person’s personality, speech, cognitive and motor skills. Spinal cord injuries may result in partial or full paralysis. Other serious injuries include disfigurement, loss of limbs, internal injuries, and fractured or broken bones.

These devastating injuries can leave you unable to work, require ongoing medical treatments such as physical therapy, and lead to a lifetime of costly care and mounting medical bills. Families often suffer lost wages and emotional distress. A wrongful death can devastate family and friends.

Common Injuries Suffered by Motorcyclists

  • Road rash
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries/neck and back injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Amputation/limb loss/disfigurement
  • Burns
  • Nerve damage

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

  • A driver changes lanes without noticing a motorcycle rider
  • A driver texts while driving and rear-ends a rider
  • A driver opens up their door into a motorcyclist’s path
  • A driver is not using the proper following distance
  • A driver turns into the path of a motorcyclist or fails to yield the right of way

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Financial Compensation for You and Your Family

attorney experienced motorcycle accident attorney negligenceAs soon as possible after your accident, you should seek the advice of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who can investigate the cause of the accident and advise you on a legal course of action to take. At Nash & Franciskato, we want to help you obtain compensation for:

  • All immediate and future medical bills, which may include costs for full rehabilitation services and long-term care
  • Lost wages and/or a reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

At the Nash & Franciskato Law Firm in Kansas City, we know what to look for at a crash site and we know how to build a case that addresses your full range of injuries.

Free Evaluation from Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Have you been seriously injured or lost a family member in a motorcycle accident caused by another? When you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in the Kansas City area and across Missouri, the Nash & Franciskato Law Firm will fight for your rights. Contact us for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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Editor’s Note: This page was reviewed for content and accuracy on May 13, 2024 and was republished at that time.

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