Red Light Motorcycle Accidents
Many drivers feel frustrated when sitting at a traffic light, especially if they are running late to work or coming home after a long day at the office. However, as exasperating as traffic lights may be, they serve a critical public safety purpose. If somebody speeds through a red light, they could cause a serious accident.
Why Motorcycle Accidents Happen at Traffic Lights
Establishing Fault After a Missouri Motorcycle Crash
Missouri is an “at-fault” insurance state. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you have a legal right to claim compensation from the other driver’s insurance company. However, you must prove the other driver was negligent by showing four things.
Because insurance companies are for-profit businesses and can’t stay profitable if they provide accident victims with the maximum amount of compensation, an adjuster might sympathize with your injuries, they will likely look for any excuse to devalue or deny your claim.
Devaluing Your Claim
Missouri’s negligence-related laws might seem straightforward. However, the insurance company could try to devalue your claim, even if you seem to have an open-and-shut case.
How Insurance Companies Devalue Your Claim
While it might not be fair, insurance adjusters, judges, and juries are often biased against motorcyclists. If the other driver claims that you were weaving in and out of traffic, accelerated rapidly after the light turned green, or braked unexpectedly, you might not receive a fair settlement.
An Attorney Can Help Prove Negligence
Beck & Beck Attorneys believes that nobody should have to pay the physical and financial price for another person’s poor decision. If you have been injured in a red light motorcycle accident that was not your fault, we can help you secure a fair and equitable settlement.
The Benefits of Having an Attorney
Have You Been Injured In A Missouri Motorcycle Accident?
If you've been injured in a Missouri motorcycle accident you should speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 314.200.1229 to schedule a free consultation. We help car accident victims throughout the state of Missouri including Columbia, Springfield, Kansas City, St. Louis, Kirksville and Cape Girardeau.