St. Joseph, MO (September 20, 2021) – The driver of a motorcycle died after being involved in an accident on Sunday, September 19th at the intersection of Lafayette Street and South 16th Street.
Police reported that the crash occurred at about 2:00 p.m. when the motorcyclist was riding westbound on South 16th Street and a car pulled into the intersection off of Lafayette Street.
The driver of the car was also transported to a local hospital with non-critical injuries.
This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in St. Joseph
Motorcycle accidents often cause severe injury due to the fact that, unlike trucks and cars, they do not have airbags, seatbelts, or any physical barriers to protect them from their surroundings. A motorcyclist is left vulnerable to injury both during and after an accident.
One of the main factors in motorcycle accidents is the fact that they are significantly smaller than other vehicles. This makes them harder to see. This is also why accidents involving motorcycles typically end with critical or fatal injuries to the rider.
The primary cause of motorcycle accidents is bigger vehicles failing to yield the right of way. This can stem from motorcycles being difficult to see, especially for a driver who is distracted. Aggressive motorists and other forms of negligence are also contributing factors.
These are just a few of the reasons you should have a motorcycle accident attorney in your corner right away after an accident. If no investigation is conducted, societal prejudice usually puts the blame on the biker. A thorough investigation can prove you weren’t liable and place the fault where it belongs, which will lay the groundwork for you to pursue financial compensation beyond what an insurance company is going to offer you.
St. Joseph Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a positive approach to aiding our clients in their post-accident recovery. Our St. Joseph motorcycle accident lawyers help crash victims to see justice and the financial compensation they deserve.
Our St. Joseph personal injury attorneys are familiar with the mental and physical struggles victims must face after being injured. The monetary consequences alone can make their recovery very difficult. Our attorneys are wholly committed to helping victims maximize their financial recovery.
We will ensure that your legal rights are defended after an injury accident. Contact our St. Joseph motorcycle accident attorneys at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.
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