A motorcycle crash claimed the life of one person in Jefferson County, Alabama. Just after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, a motorcycle and SUV collided on Interstate 22 near Cherry Avenue. Both vehicles were traveling eastbound. Police are investigating and working to determine the specifics related to the collision. It was confirmed that one person was killed in the crash, which is likely to be the motorcyclist. The damage to the front-end of the SUV was severe and authorities will reconstruct the accident.
Motorcycle crashes are 35 times more likely to result in a fatality than auto accidents involving passenger vehicles. The lack of protection of a motorcycle causes an accident to result in serious injuries and death, with the rider often being ejected from the vehicle. Some drivers may operate their motorcycle aggressively and recklessly, but the negligence of other drivers, dangerous roadways, and vehicle defects are often the cause of the thousands of motorcycle crashes a year. In order to determine the cause of your accident, an experienced motorcycle accident attorney should investigate the details to decide if you have grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death case.
At Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, our St. Louis personal injury attorneys will fully analyze all aspects of your case to ensure you maximum the compensation you deserve. We will plan and execute a strategy that will provide you with justice while we support you along the way. We work on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we will only collect a fee if a verdict or settlement is reached. Contact our Missouri office today for a free no-obligation consultation.