Who’s At Fault in Your Motorcycle Accident?
DEDICATED KANSAS CITY MOTORCYCLE CRASH ATTORNEYS
With 60 years of combined experience, Schmitt Law Firm, LLC has defended the rights of thousands of clients seeking compensation for their injuries. Motorcyclists account for about 14% of traffic fatalities and about 4% of all people injured in traffic accidents in the United States. Because of this frequency and the gravity of motorcycle incidents, our team stays current on state and federal laws to help our clients seek the compensation they deserve.
UNDERSTANDING MISSOURI’S COMPARATIVE FAULT LAWS
Missouri is a pure comparative fault state. This means that each driver involved in an accident can only be compensated for the percentage of the damage that they did not cause. For example, if it is determined that one driver is 70% at fault for an accident, he or she will only be entitled to 30% of the damages for compensation.
What factors are important to consider when determining fault?
- Road conditions
- Speed of each driver
- Impairment of each driver by alcohol, drugs, or sleep deprivation
- Weather conditions
- Distraction or negligent actions of each driver, including texting
Because of the pure comparative fault laws in Missouri, it is important to determine fault in order to seek compensation from insurance companies. Documentation and witness reports, as well as police records, can provide vital pieces of information to help build your case. At Schmitt Law Firm, LLC, our Kansas City motorcycle accident lawyer can investigate your incident to help determine who is at fault and how much you are entitled to for compensation. Our team makes sure that each client gets the full measure of his or her constitutional rights, and we are prepared to represent you against corporations and insurance companies in court.
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