There has been a decreasing trend in the number of motorcycle crashes in Kansas, with 945 throughout the state in 2017. This represents the lowest number of annual crashes in over a decade. But, as is so often true with statistics, they do not tell the whole tale. In these 945 crashes, there were 55 fatalities and 795 injuries. This represents the largest number of fatalities per year in over a decade. Approximately 42 percent of bikers involved in crashes were wearing helmets. But only 33 percent of those killed in Kansas motorcycle crashes were wearing helmets.
The 850 bikers killed and injured in 2017 motorcycle crashes are representative of what our team sees so often as Kansas motorcycle attorneys. They were riding their bikes, never expecting to be involved in a crash that would leave them severely injured – or worse. But sometimes tragedies occur. And when they do happen, it is important to be prepared. We suggest that all bikers know how to handle a motorcycle accident. Even if you are fortunate and you are never involved in one, you may be able to help someone else.
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After a crash occurs, call 911 and have police and rescue personnel respond. Even if your injuries are minor, it is important to have a first responder check you over. Concussions can occur, even when your symptoms are minor. Be sure to collect names and contact information from anyone who stops after witnessing the crash. In addition, keep a copy of the police report from the scene of the accident. If your injuries are severe and you are unable to take these steps, rest assured that most of the time the responding police officer will travel to the hospital and be able to speak with you there.
As you begin to recover from your injuries, do not feel obligated to accept a settlement offer from the insurance company. Most of the time these are low-ball offers meant to get you to agree to accept far less than you deserve. Instead, take a few moments to call 1-800-MOTORCYCLE and speak with our team of Kansas motorcycle accident lawyers.
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