We Passionately Advocate For Motorcyclists’ Rights
Motorcyclists are treated differently following an accident.
Despite being afforded the same protections under the law and generally being owed the same duties by other motorists on the road, insurance companies commonly attempt to shift the blame on the motorcyclist and discount the value of the claim simply because of the person’s choice to ride a bike. Our skilled advocates fight the typical stereotypes, biases, and prejudices commonly linked with operating a motorcycle to maximize recovery for riders and their families and protect their rights under the law.
Motorcycle accident cases differ from regular automobile accident cases because of the size disparity between a bike and other vehicles, which, in turn, can cause a violent collision to occur. Due to the rider’s exposure, a motorcycle accident will likely cause severe and life-altering injuries. In addition, the size of a motorcycle, together with the fact there are fewer bikes on the road, often contributes to motorcycles going unseen by other motorists who are not accustomed to looking for them.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, you need a law firm experienced in handling motorcycle cases. Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader is that law firm.
Kansas City’s Premier Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
For over forty years, Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader has been one of the country’s premier law firms representing people who have been catastrophically injured through the wrongful conduct of others.
Our team has a proven track record of success in representing motorcycle riders and their families who have suffered harm due to others’ negligent or reckless operation of their vehicles. We have specialized knowledge in this unique area of the law and close ties with the motorcycle community and accident reconstruction experts necessary to build the strongest case. Our reputation and results speak for themselves.
$7.5 million settlement for the family of a motorcyclist killed when a semi-truck failed to yield the right of way.
Delivery truck hits and kills motorist
What To Expect With Your Motorcycle Accident Case
Each motorcycle accident case starts with us getting to know you, your family and what you have lost as a result of the crash. This happens at an initial free consultation.
Time is also of the essence when it comes to motorcycle cases due to the anticipated claims made by at-fault motorists and their insurance companies. Physical evidence from the crash scene, the involved vehicles, and evidence in the at-fault driver’s possession must be preserved and evaluated to ensure you can make the strongest possible case and thwart any allegations of possible comparative fault. Experts may be required to reconstruct the accident, download and interpret any electronic control module (black box) information, comment on the standard of care for the at-fault driver, or evaluate you or your injured loved one for future medical care needs. Our firm will handle putting the right team of experts in place and taking the steps necessary to preserve evidence.
Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader will also investigate the existence of the insurance coverage that may be available to compensate you and your family for the personal, emotional, and financial harm sustained. Depending upon the strength of the liability and the severity of the injuries sustained, preliminary negotiations with the at-fault driver’s insurance company may take place. Negotiations may also begin with your insurance company if the other drivers were underinsured or uninsured. Our team will handle dealing with the insurance companies and fight on your behalf so you can focus on healing and recovery.
Our team will prepare and file the lawsuit if a pre-suit settlement cannot be reached to your satisfaction. We will work with you and the experts to develop a compelling and persuasive case.
Frequently Asked Questions
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We Seek Justice and Compensation For Injured Victims
Many lawyers and law firms advertise themselves as “accident lawyers.” Many firms, however, do not have the experience, reputation, and resources to truly maximize the value of your motorcycle accident case. Moreover, many firms handle hundreds if not thousands of motorcycle accident cases at any one time, which effectively prevents them from devoting the time and resources that should be dedicated to your specific case. Some of these firms have dozens of non-lawyers handling the day-to-day aspect of motorcycle accident cases. Other firms have quotas about how many cases each one of their paralegals or lawyers must settle each month. These practices incentive these firms to accept settlements that are less than full value. Unfortunately, most of their clients do not know any better.
Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader understands your case is your only case. When we agree to represent a client in a motorcycle accident case, we agree to devote the time, resources, and expertise necessary to get the best possible result. We do not warehouse hundreds or thousands of accident cases, and our experienced lawyers will handle your case.
To effectively represent the victim of a personal injury from a motor vehicle accident, a law firm must also have intimate knowledge about how insurance coverage works. Often, law firms unskilled in this area miss sources of insurance that can increase the value of a motorcycle accident case or take an insurance company’s word for it that a policy may not apply. There may be multiple policies that provide coverage for any one accident. Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader has lawyers specializing in insurance coverage issues who can identify all of the potential sources of insurance coverage and effectively deal with insurance companies who act in bad faith by trying to deny coverage for car accident claims or hide other policies that may apply.
A lot of people who have motorcycle accident cases do not realize that their own insurance policy may provide benefits even if they were not the party at fault. Examples include personal injury protection (“PIP”), med pay coverage, or underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage. These coverages are additional sources of coverage that may be available to help you maximize the value of your motorcycle accident case.