Kansas Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle accidents, more than any other road collision, can end in injuries or fatalities. A larger share of these accidents result in head wounds than in automobile accidents, and a disproportionate amount end in fatalities for riders, whether they caused the accident or not. And statistics show that most accidents that involve a motorcycle and an automobile are caused by negligent drivers in the automobile, not the motorcycle. Additionally, weather, visibility, and road conditions all common causes of other road accidents as well are still in play when motorcyclists take to the road. Motorcyclists are not often given the space they require because they are difficult to see. And though they represent but a fraction of drivers on the road, motorcyclists are most heavily represented when it comes to serious injuries and fatalities that result from road accidents.

The legal implications of motorcycle accidents can also be different from other automobile accidents. For starters, motorcycle laws vary from state to state, including helmet laws, so an experienced attorney is required to sort through the complications you go through in the aftermath of a crash. In addition to legal ramifications, you may also need to deal with your insurance company and the other driver's insurance company. Often, the legalese that insurance coverage is built upon is complex, and an attorney is required to help you navigate through the insurance process and get the compensation you deserve. If the insurance company is not willing to cover all of your damages including medical expenses, lost wages, physical and emotional damages, and any other expenses you may have incurred you may have to go to court and sue them or the other driver. In these matters, having an experienced Kansas motorcycle attorney is of the utmost importance. They can line up witnesses and crash reconstruction experts to prove that you were not liable for the accident and help you find a doctor who won't demand payment until after your suit is settled, and also has experience testifying in court.

In Kansas, helmets are required for motorcyclists under 18 years of age. Eye protection is also required for all riders. Motorcyclists, like car owners, must also register their vehicles and show proof of the right insurance coverage. Further insurance is also recommended. Uninsured motorist coverage will take care of you in case the other driver in an accident is uninsured and unable to compensate you in an accident. Along those same lines, underinsured coverage can help you when the other driver has insurance, but their liability is not enough to cover your damages.

If you cannot afford an experienced Kansas motorcycle attorney, check with your local Bar Association. They may be able to recommend to you an attorney who takes cases on a contingency basis, which means they won't charge any fees unless you win your case.


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