St. Paul Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Fortunately, motorcycle accidents have been on a downward trend in Minnesota over the past few years. In 2019, 44 fatalities (drivers and passengers) occurred, and 840 individuals were injured. The State crash data for 2019 also shows that 21% of motorcycle operators who were involved in fatal crashes did not have a valid endorsement to drive a motorcycle. This underscores the importance of motorcyclists receiving proper operator training.
Currently, Minnesota does not have a mandatory helmet use law for motorcyclists 18 or older. Oftentimes the insurance coverages on motorcycles are limited, and it is important that all applicable coverages be identified, including those that may apply to other vehicles involved in an accident or collision. Unfortunately, such accidents oftentimes involve significant injuries, including head trauma, brain injury, and orthopedic injuries.
For riders, contributing factors for motorcycle accidents include illegal or unsafe speed, driver inexperience, and driver inattention and distraction. For accidents involving another vehicle, major contributing factors oftentimes are a failure to yield the right of way, and driver inattention and distraction. The simple fact is many motorists are driving without an awareness of the motorcyclists with whom they share the road.
Contact Richard O’Dea – A St. Paul Personal Injury Lawyer
The O’Dea Law Firm/Richard O’Dea has extensive experience handling motorcycle injury claims for motorcycle riders and passengers. Mr. O’Dea will locate applicable insurance coverages, process medical bills through the appropriate insurers including private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and others, and he will guide you through all stages of the injury claims process. Let Mr. O’Dea put his experience to use helping you. Contact the O’Dea Law Firm for a free initial consultation.