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Posted in Motorcycle Accidents on January 9, 2017   |  by Gary Burger

The Importance of Motorcycle Safety

I happen to see in the paper this last weekend and in the last week of many, many motorcycle accidents. I had a friend of a friend on Facebook who died at 170 and 270 in a motorcycle crash. I’ve represented many folks in many motorcycle crashes over the years, and what almost always happens, it’s never the motorcycle driver’s fault, it is the other car that’s not looking, it’s the car that doesn’t yield the right of way or stop at the stoplight or do what they’re supposed to do.

We have to watch out for motorcycles. I have one of those bumper stickers. And people aren’t used to looking for them, or on country roads sometimes it’s more dangerous. I’ve had a number of those cases or in traffic or just people not paying attention. It seems more and more these days, people are on their cellphones, very dangerous. It’s not even texting either. It’s either Facebooking or Instagramming or Snapchatting or whatever they’re doing or reading the news.

So, for all of you non-motorcycle riders out there, please don’t do that and pay attention to motorcycle. If you are a motorcycle rider and you get injured, please call me. I know how to handle these cases. I’ve handled and tried many of these cases, and I’ve gotten great success.

So, here is one of them. This case, we tried in Jefferson County. We got a large verdict of $142,000 for a torn rotator cuff of our client where a young driver was stopped at a stop sign. My client and his buddy, Randy and his buddy Ron were going up on a Sunday afternoon, riding their Harleys, and she pulled out right in front of them. He laid the bike down to try to avoid it.

Insurance companies won’t treat you fairly. I have a couple of cases now where I just filed suit because they don’t understand motorcycle riders and how dangerous it is, and laying your bike down or taking a reactive move is not negligence on your part. You’re doing to trying to avoid worse injury, and you’re doing what you’ve got to do and you’re making split-second decisions, so don’t let any insurance company tells you you’re at fault. It’s usually the other drivers.

I can go on and on about this. You probably can tell I’m passionate about it. If you want a compassionate motorcycle crash lawyer to represent you in your motorcycle accident, call me at 314-542- 2222. Email me at Visit our website. You may not be sure you want to hire me and just want to ask me questions. We answer all questions for free. Thanks.