Mopeds Get No Respect
When a Moped (Scooter) gets into an accident with a car or truck it’s usually not a pretty sight. Mopeds have become more prevalent on the roads over the past several years. They offer a relatively inexpensive, green, and convenient way for people to get in and around smaller roads in a neighborhood. You won’t see too many Mopeds driving on I70 or I44 and that’s probably a good thing. Although some Mopeds can reach up to 75 MPH, not many are brave enough to test even the best Mopeds at that speed.
Therefore, many Moped accidents actually happen at low speeds on local roads. But even then Moped riders are at great risk when it comes to other vehicles. Some people don’t even consider Moped’s actual vehicles, and they don’t give them the respect they would give another car or even a motorcycle. They view Mopeds as toys, even though Mopeds (Scooters) are required to register in the state of Missouri and carry insurance. This is one of the many reasons why accidents against Mopeds occur.
Have you been the victim of a negligent car or truck driver who caused an accident with your Moped and as a result injured you or your passenger? Don’t wait another minute, call us today so that we can advocate on your behalf. Our free consultations will provide you with a general analysis of your case and kick off the process for filing a personal injury case against the other party.
Why Hire Combs Law Group As Your Moped Accident Lawyer?
There are hundreds of personal injury lawyers to choose from within the St. Louis area. And we understand that it’s hard to figure out which firm will provide you with the best outcomes from your case. The fact is that the “best personal injury lawyer” in St. Louis is the one that you feel most comfortable with and the one that meets your specific needs. Most people focus on the amount of the settlement, but the truth is that there are no fortune tellers amongst every personal injury lawyer in the country, nevermind St. Louis.
Yes once we get the facts of your case we can estimate the total settlement just like every other firm in town. Where we strive to differentiate against the other firms in town is the level of personal attention. We are not your churn and burn legal service where we focus on settling every case as fast as possible. We take a different approach and try to maximize the total payout for our clients. For instance, firms that handle hundreds of cases a month need to close those cases as fast as possible, which is why they will settle for a lesser amount than Combs Law Group would. They are more concerned about getting that next case than they are about your case. That’s why we urge you to call us today or fill out a form and we can begin to work your case.
Types of Injuries From Moped/Scooter Accidents
Moped and Scooter accidents can be some of the most severe injuries that happen when cars or trucks hit your Moped. Those on the Moped are lucky if they just sustain some scrapes and scratches, but often that’s not the case. Here are some of the types of injuries you often see in Moped accidents:
Broken Bones From Moped Accidents – If you’re hit by a vehicle 4 times your weight it’s likely you’re going to be thrown from the vehicle and land on the hard asphalt. Even with protective wear on the shear impact against the concrete is likely to cause broken bones.
Head Injuries – Missouri is a state the requires helmets even for Mopeds. However, helmets will only reduce the hard done if you are thrown from the Moped and hit your head against the other car or the ground. This can cause concussions, memory loss, and some more serious cases traumatic brain injuries.
Back Injuries – When riding any type of Scooter/Moped or even motorcycles your body is fully exposed to the harsh surroundings during an accident. It’s not a surprise that most riders of Mopeds who get into an accident have to seek hospital treatment. If that’s been you then we hope that you’re on the road to recovery. However, if you haven’t been able to get X-Rays or C-scans for your injuries it’s crucial you reach out to medical providers to get those tests done immediately.
Spinal Cord Injuries – Probably the most severe injuries we see with accidents in general are spinal cord injuries. However, there is a high prevalence of spinal cord injuries with both Moped, Scooters, and Motorcycle Accidents. These types of injuries are life-changing for the victim and if they were caused by someone else’s negligence you will want to seek the highest possible compensation for the victim. If you’re a family member of the victim, we know how much responsibility has now been put on your to help your loved one with his or her disabilities. If that’s the situation you’re currently managing please call us because we can get you the help you need. We understand that you just want the best for your family, friend, or spouse.
Why Is It Important To Call Us Today?
In Missouri, you have 5 years to file a personal injury lawsuit starting from the date of the injury. This is a very expansive time compared to other states, but that doesn’t mean you should wait 5 years to seek legal representation. The truth is that the longer you wait the less chance you have at proving your case in a court of law or more importantly, receiving a settlement. That’s because the further away you are from the accident the less evidence you have to compile a compelling case. Our advice to. potential clients are to move as quickly as you can unless they are unforeseeable circumstances. That might occur if some of your injuries come to light at a later date. If that’s the case then use the flexibility given to you under Missouri law and get in touch with an attorney. Many people procrastinate and that can cost them in the long run.
Even if you feel like your accident injuries are not that serious it doesn’t hurt to get in touch with both legal and medical experts. So call us today and we can provide initial guidance on your case and let you know whether it’s worth your time and energy to move forward with a lawsuit. Call 314-578-1465 or fill out a form and we can get back to you right away.