Our Experienced Kansas City Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
The most common cause of motorcycle accidents in the United States is the failure of other motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic. This can be due to many factors, but in the end, inattentive drivers can have a tremendous impact on the lives of riders and their families. Given that many motorcycle accidents result in serious and fatal injuries, it is important for affected riders and their families to hold negligent drivers accountable.
If you or someone you love has been hurt or killed in a motorcycle accident, it is critical that you speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and exercise your options for recovery. At Dempsey & Kingsland, P.C., we have obtained large settlements and verdicts for our clients in motorcycle accident cases across Kansas City and the surrounding communities of Kansas and Missouri.
Call our Kansas City, Missouri, office at 816-421-6868 or contact us online to talk to a lawyer who can help you pursue full compensation for your injuries.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Missouri and Kansas
In Missouri and Kansas, motorcycles are entitled to full use of a lane, and motor vehicles cannot deprive any motorcycle of the full use of that lane. Despite this entitlement, motorcycle accidents still happen on a regular basis due to:
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Not recognizing a motorcycle's equal right to the road
- Not providing enough distance between a car and motorcycle
- Cutting off a motorcycle during a lane change or turn
In these and other types of motorcycle accidents, the likelihood of being injured is very high. While some are worse than others, all injuries can bring a combination of physical pain, financial loss and emotional distress for the injured individuals and their families.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, speak with an attorney at Dempsey & Kingsland about your rights. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation at 816-421-6868 and discuss your options with our firm.