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Hire a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Kansas City

Kansas City, Kansas is an excellent place for motorcycle riders. Yet, disaster can strike at any moment, and when it does, it can cause serious injury to victims, often leading to loss of life or long-term medical needs. If you have suffered such an injury, working with a motorcycle accident lawyer in Kansas is critical to ensuring you get the best possible compensation for your losses.

Pyle Law can help. We provide comprehensive legal representation through some of the most challenging injury cases, fighting to protect the rights of our clients. Set up a free consultation now, and let us give you the guidance you need today.

How Common Are Motorcycle Accidents in Kansas?

Road conditions, distracted vehicle drivers, and inexperienced truck drivers are just some of the reasons motorcycle accidents happen so commonly in Kansas City and the surrounding area. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shares that it is more likely for a person to be in a motorcycle accident – by a rate of 29 times as often – as it is for a person to be in a car accident. Injuries are worse. Fatalities are more common. In 2019, over 5,000 people died in the United States from motorcycle accidents, and 84,000 people were injured.

In 2021, there were 44 motorcycle accident fatalities in Kansas, which was a 32 percent decrease from 2020. The risks of riding a motorcycle are real. You do not have to face them on your own, though. As a trusted legal team, we know what it takes to support our clients through their recovery, allowing them to focus on healing while we focus heavily on pursuing maximum compensation for their losses.

How We Support You After a Kansas City Motorcycle Accident

Beyond a doubt, if you are in a motorcycle accident, the first priority you have is to get medical care. Focus on that and ensure that a police report is filed. Then, turn to our team for comprehensive support through the claims process. Here are some of the ways our law firm makes a big difference.

Gathering Evidence in Your Case

Motorcycle accidents are notoriously blamed on the rider, even when many of them are caused by other drivers. Yet, there is a stigma to being a motorcycle rider that can be hard to overcome when speaking to insurance adjusters, attorneys, and even the judge in a trial. That is why evidence is so critical. As your attorney, we will work fiercely to protect you throughout this process, including:

  • Gathering any witness statements that may be available to provide a thorough explanation of what occurred. We can help to find these witnesses or use the contact information you may have gathered at the scene of the incident.
  • Obtain photos and video from surrounding businesses or homes that may support your claims during the accident.
  • Work to recreate the accident when necessary using experts and technology to show how the incident occurred and why it occurred.
  • Gather all records to support your claim, including accident reports, medical records, toxicology reports, and vehicle maintenance information.

We also work with you to better understand the seconds before the incident as best as possible. Did you see the other driver texting or swerving? Was there any indication that the other driver was distracted? By gathering this information, we work to create a better idea of what really occurred.

Determining Fault in Your Case

Who is responsible for your medical losses? What type of negligence occurred? Understanding the cause of any accident like this can be challenging, especially if evidence is limited. However, with our experience, we have the confidence it takes to determine fault, even if the police report blames you as the motorcycle rider in the incident.

A core component of this will be understanding the entire experience. In every situation, our goal is to work to show someone else’s negligence led to this situation. It may be:

  • The other driver
  • A truck driver
  • A trucking company
  • The city that failed to maintain the roadway
  • The property owner that threw grass clippings into the street
  • A pedestrian
  • A bus driver

We will examine all of the information to gather a clear understanding of what is occurring. As your motorcycle accident lawyer, we know how critical it is to develop a strong legal case.

Determining Your Losses

Motorcycle accidents can cause serious injury to riders because they have far less protection against the elements and the impact than those who are in a vehicle. This often means that you have losses, and they typically are more profound.

Core to this is the fact that many times, riders will suffer accidents that impact their livers for months, years, and sometimes permanently. They may suffer injuries that do not heal or those that require months of re-learning how to walk. As your attorney, we try our best to anticipate what your current needs are and what your future needs may be. Here is a look at some of the damages that we can help you overcome.

Medical bills:

  • Emergency medical care received
  • Surgical procedures
  • Specialist care
  • Medications
  • Hospitalization costs
  • Infection treatment
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Rehabilitation costs

Other losses:

  • Updates to your home due to injury and mobility concerns
  • Lost time at work
  • Property loss to your bike and other belongings
  • Loss of ability to work
  • Inability to enjoy your life
  • Long-term care needs
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

A motorcycle accident occurs in moments. It changes lives instantly. What your medical bills are is just one component of the losses you have. Allow our attorney to help you to navigate all of your legal rights to compensation.

To do this, we speak to your doctors and use other cases like your own to gauge what you are owed. Maximum compensation is not just given but proven. With our help, we will be able to provide you with better access to this critical insight.

We Handle the Insurance Company For You

As much as insurance companies promise to be helpful after an accident, it is very commonly not what occurs. Their job is to reduce what is paid out, and the best way for them to do that is to work against you, the victim. As your motorcycle accident attorney, we will handle the insurance company so they cannot abuse you during this process. Some of the ways we can do that include:

  • File a claim for you. We then answer all of the questions that the insurance company has for you. That includes medical questions, records of your past injuries, and other data.
  • Negotiate with them on your behalf. We work to get the best possible compensation possible. We do not back down from protecting our clients because we know how much is on the line.
  • Take them to court when it is necessary. Most often, this does not happen, but we have a reputation for being aggressive protectors of our clients, and we will go to court if it is necessary to do so.

Our legal team is here for you. You are facing the battle of your life, and you need the very best professional by your side to help you navigate a complicated legal network that is working against you. Trust in our team.

Should You Settle Your Case With the Insurance Company?

We do not recommend that you file a claim with the insurance company unless you have an attorney who can look over your claim and ensure you are requesting fair compensation. Here is why.

  • Insurance companies may try to shift the blame to you. This is common with motorcycle riders. They may try to prove you are inexperienced, driving recklessly, or intoxicated. Simple statements you make may give them this leverage.
  • Many companies will not offer a fair settlement. Some will aggressively try to get you to settle quickly, assuming that you will be worried about not receiving any income and agree to less than what you are owed. Others will delay paying you anything until you are so frustrated you agree.
  • Insurance adjusters may try to limit your future compensation. They may try to get you to admit that you are okay and able to get back to life. They may seem very nice over the phone, but in reality, they are working against you.

Once you agree to a settlement, it is hard, if not impossible, to retract it to get more compensation. Sometimes, though, your needs will change over time. You may find that you are going to need multiple reconstructive surgeries or that you may not overcome the pain you feel. That is why we want to ensure you do not settle for too little or file a claim too soon.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

One of the first things to know is that we operate on a contingency fee basis. That means that if we do not help you receive compensation for your case, you owe us nothing. There is no risk of you having to pay out a significant sum of money to our attorneys if you do not win your case.

Second, we do not charge you for a consultation. That initial consultation is where you can find out if you have a case and what to expect going forward. This is a good time to get to know our team, find out what we can do for you, and determine what your next steps are. There is no cost to this. We encourage you to simply reach out to discuss your case with us.

The cost of motorcycle accident legal services is then dependent on many factors. We will always be upfront and honest with you about what you can expect. Once you come in for a consultation, we can discuss what you can expect in terms of the cost.

What Types of Injuries Are Common After a Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle accidents create long-lasting injuries. One of the most important reasons for you to have an attorney by your side is because, without a doubt, you could be facing years of recovery. Some of the most common injuries from motorcycle accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken and shattered bones
  • Deep lacerations that cause organ failure
  • Spinal cord injuries, including permanent disability
  • Facial deformities
  • Road rash, which may increase the risk of infection
  • Loss of arms or legs
  • Burns

These are just some of the incidents that many people suffer. They often involve immediate medical care, surgeries, rehabilitation, and, in some cases, long-term therapy. It is also common for individuals to face serious mental health complications from motorcycle accidents, including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. These conditions can be life-changing as well, making it hard for you to maintain relationships, work, or live your life the way you like to.

Call a Kansas City Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today

At Pyle Law, we are here to help you. Our Kansas City motorcycle accident lawyer is available to help you learn what your best legal strategy is. We will discuss your case with you fairly, privately, and with full transparency so you know exactly what to expect.

We are:

  • Passionate professionals dedicated to our clients
  • Highly experienced in helping motorcycle accident victims
  • Respected for our legal skills by our clients and the courts

Meet with Attorney Tom Pyle today to discuss your case. Let us be your advocate as you navigate the legal challenges you face after a motorcycle accident occurs. We are here to guide, support, and fight for you.

With years of experience and a dedication to providing our clients with aggressive, fair legal representation in one of the most challenging times of their lives, we are confident we can be there for you. Now is the time to take action. Do not wait to contact our legal team for support. Call us today to schedule a free consultation by completing our contact form.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by attorney E. Thomas Pyle who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a practicing personal injury trial attorney.