The debate continues on whether motorcyclists and their passengers should be required to wear helmets on Missouri roads. While legislators passed a bill relaxing our state’s helmet law in 2009, Governor Jay Nixon vetoed the bill, leaving the existing law in place. As a result, you are required to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle in Missouri.
At the Finney Law Office in St. Louis, Missouri, our lawyers have pursued compensation for motorcycle accident victims since 1981. We know how seriously people can be injured in motorcycle accidents. As a result, we strongly recommend helmet use, even if the law should change in the future.
Representing Bikers And Their Families
If there is anything that leads motorcyclists to ride it is freedom. On a bike, you can experience the sights, sounds and smells of the open road without being enclosed in a steel cage. While a helmet may seem like a barrier between you and your surroundings, if you are involved in an accident, we would rather represent you in a personal injury case than to represent your family members in a case of wrongful death.
Many motorcyclists feel that their rights are not respected. As lawyers who regularly appear in court representing accident victims, we understand that this is unfortunately true. When a motorcycle is involved in an accident, insurance companies and sometimes juries automatically attribute fault to the motorcyclist — even in cases where another driver or a dangerous road condition was clearly to blame.
It usually takes the assistance of a skilled attorney to protect your right to full compensation. As lawyers, we pride ourselves on our ability to overcome discrimination against bikers in our civil justice system. We often work with accident reconstruction experts to clearly show how an accident happened so we can hold the negligent party accountable.
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