Kansas City Highside Accident Attorneys


Motorcycle highside accidents can result in serious injury to the rider, including broken bones, burns, concussions, and whiplash. At Schmitt Law Firm, LLC, we fight to help our clients seek compensation for injuries sustained in these accidents. Call today at (816) 400-1000 to find out how our legal team with 60 years of combined experience can help!

What Is a Highside Accident?

Highside accidents, also called highsiders, occur when the rear tire of the motorcycle locks up, loses traction, and slides out to the side of the bike, and then suddenly regains traction. Because the front wheel is facing one way and the rear wheel is facing a different way, the resulting jolt of the rear wheel regaining traction throws the rider in front of the bike.

Common causes for highside motorcycle accidents include:

  • Locking up the rear tire and then releasing the brake
  • Overcorrecting during a rear-wheel slide or skid
  • Accelerating too hard out of a turn
  • Motorcycle malfunctions, such as an engine seizure or a loose chain
  • Unsafe merging

These accidents can lead to serious bodily injury if the bike slams into or runs over the rider and this can result in expensive medical bills and long-term financial consequences. If you have been injured in a highside crash, it is important to get knowledgeable legal representation as soon as possible. With the Kansas City highside accident attorneys at Schmitt Law Firm, LLC, you can get efficient services to strive for a beneficial outcome in your case.

Seek Compensation with Our Experienced Firm!

Two-wheel motorcycles made up about 93% of all fatal motorcycle crashes in 2014, and about 92,000 motorcyclists were injured during that same year. With the aggressive representation of our Kansas City motorcycle accident lawyers, you can get the legal assistance you need to seek compensation for your injury. We can discuss your options and keep you informed throughout the process, and we are prepared to represent you against large corporations or insurance companies in court if necessary.

Contact us at (816) 400-1000 today for passionate legal representation to seek the compensation you deserve!


The absolute BEST! Ben Schmitt is an outstanding attorney that I highly recommend.


I have recommended him to others and will definitely contact him again if needed


Ben was extremely professional and went above and beyond for me.



  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

© 2018 All Rights Reserved
Website: www.motorcycleslaw.com

Office Location

2600 Grand Blvd.
Suite 380
Kansas City, MO 64108

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.