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Posted on August 20, 2013 by

Motorcyclist Critically Injured in St. Louis Accident

A motorcycle rider suffered critical injuries in a serious St. Louis motorcycle accident that occurred over the weekend. The motorcyclist was struck by a car in a horrific T-bone collision at the intersection of Branch and Broadway in St. Louis. While the occupants of the car were unhurt, the motorcyclist was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

When cars and motorcycles collide, motorcycle riders typically suffer the brunt of such accidents. Compared to the safety features installed in modern cars to protect their occupants, motorcycles offer their riders no real protection against the powerful forces unleashed when vehicle collisions occur. If they survive the crash, motorcycle accident victims are usually saddled with extensive hospital bills and lengthy physical therapy. Severe motorcycle accident injuries can even cause partial or permanent disability that can necessitate lifelong medical care and the need for expensive prescription medication.

Car and truck drivers often seem to be less aware and less respectful of motorcyclists than they are of other vehicles on the road. It is not uncommon for other motorists to misjudge a motorcyclist’s intent or incorrectly gauge speed and distance when following a biker, further increasing the chance of collisions.

The experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman have been successful in helping motorcyclists injured in roadway accidents obtain the compensation they are entitled to. If you or a member of your family has been involved in a motorcycle accident, call our experienced attorneys today for a free case evaluation.