Motorcycle Accident Injury

In a collision between a car and a motorcycle, the motorcycle will always lose. Accident attorney Michael McKell is experienced in helping injured motorcycle riders receive just compensation. Michael McKell, of McKell Christiansen PLLC is an experienced personal injury attorney. If your loved one was killed in a motorcycle versus car accident, Michael knows money will not alleviate your grief. But he recognizes you have bills to pay and should receive some compensation for the wrongful death of your loved one.

In a collision with a car a motorcycle rider and passenger are at a huge disadvantage against the larger heavier vehicle. Motorcycles are not very crashworthy. Often it is not a simple matter of laying the bike down and riding it out. Motorcyclists with the best of skills have little defense against the car driver who changes lanes into their path, pulls out in front of them or runs a stoplight and T-Bones the bike. If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, call McKell Christiansen, PLLC @801 798 9000.

If your injury was the other driver’s fault, their insurance company has a vested interest in rushing you into a settlement. Don’t let them push or frighten you. Pick up the phone and call McKell Christiansen, PLLC, 801 798 9000. Michael McKell won’t allow the insurance company to force you into a quick settlement. Nor will he allow them to drag their feet in paying you compensation.

Motorcycles have gained in popularity in these times of high gasoline prices. Most insurance companies offer motorcycle insurance. But they aren’t as eager to give you compensation for your injury as they are to sell you a policy. Insurance companies avoid paying claims in order to protect their own bottom line.

Michael will take your case to a fair conclusion. He will make sure you are compensated for your injuries, future medical needs and out of pocket costs. Michael isn’t cowed by large insurance companies. He will stand up to them on your behalf. All accident cases don’t necessarily go to trial. Michael is a skilled negotiator. He will work hard to get you everything you are entitled to. If negotiation fails, he isn’t afraid to go to trial.

Motorcyclists are less visible to drivers and pedestrians. Some studies show that car drivers don’t even see motorcycles because their brains are wired to perceive traffic as having four wheels.

Operating a motorcycle involves a different skill set than driving a car or truck. Balance, distance perception, coordination, quick reflexes serve bike riders well. But those skills have no effect if the driver of a car or pickup doesn’t see them. Also motorcyclists and their passengers are more vulnerable to hazards caused by bad weather, bad roads and bad drivers.
• In 2009 106,000 motorcycles were involved in crashes.
• In 2009 nearly 4,500 people died in motorcycle accidents.
• Motorcyclists were 39 times more likely than car passengers to die in a crash. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveals that there are over 4,000,000 motorcycles registered in the United States. Motorcycle fatalities represent approximately 5% of all highway fatalities each year, yet motorcycles represent just 2% of all registered vehicles in the United States. One of the main reasons motorcyclists are killed in crashes is because the motorcycle itself provides virtually no protection in a crash. For example, approximately 80% of reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death; a comparable figure for automobiles is about 20%. [Information from www.nhtsa.Gov]

Motorcycle accident injuries are usually extensive and sometimes crippling. Michael will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

McKell Christiansen, PLLC will represent you on a contingency fee basis. They don’t get paid until you get your settlement.