Motorcyclist Dies in Lincoln County Saturday Afternoon
A motorcyclist from Wentzville, Missouri died Saturday afternoon when he failed to negotiate a left-hand curve. The motorcycle went off the right side of the roadway, and the rider was ejected from the vehicle. Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the crash. The accident occurred in Lincoln County on Route J. What investigators do know is the victim was driving a Yamaha FZ1 at the time of the accident, and this accident occurred around 4 p.m.
With summer underway, the law firm of Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth LLC has seen an increase in motorcycle accidents. This is typical with the summer months, but these accidents are anything but typical. Motorcycle accidents are typically more damaging to the occupants of the vehicle as well as the vehicle itself because motorcycles offer the occupants less protection. The protection offered to riders is increased when motorcyclists wear a helmet, and this is required in Missouri. However, Illinois is one of the few states that don't require a helmet. This prompts many Missouri riders to drive across the border into Illinois. Others disobey the law and buy novelty helmets which offer little to no protection but give the appearance of a DOT approved helmet.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC are experienced with motor vehicle accident claims of any kind and can help you or someone you know who has been in a motor vehicle accident. This includes motorcycle accidents. We have a track record of recovering millions of dollars due to vehicular accidents and helping clients recover from their traumatic experience. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 80 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your potential motor vehicle case.
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