Post Date: July 31st, 2009
17-year-old Jacob Laird was riding his 2002 Suzuki motorcycle this past thursday when he was injured. While driving on Route H in Ralls County, he was involved in a motorcycle crash when another driver failed to yield and pulled out in front of him. Laird lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown off. The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded and confirmed that he was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital.
What To Do When You Don’t Know Who Caused The Accident (Hit-and-run)
I write about this case because the reports indicate that the identity of the offending driver was unknown. As a Missouri Personal Injury Lawyer, I see this scenario often. It generally happens when cars pull out in front of you, and you swerve to avoid contact. Of course, motorcyclists are more vulnerable to these types of accidents.
Missouri motorcyle crash lawyers will tell you that motorcyclists need to carry a very high amount of uninsured motorist coverage. Everyone with car insurance has uninsured motorist coverage whether they know it or not. The question is, how much coverage do you have. In this case, even if Laird does not know the identity of the person who pulled out in front of him, he can pursue recovery for his injuries through his uninsured motorist coverage.
A great amount of the cases I handle are uninsured motorist cases because we don’t know who caused the accident. Thus, even if you are injured in a hit-and-run, all is not lost. You just need to contact a great Missouri Personal Injury Attorney.
If you would like to speak with a Missouri motorcycle accident lawyer, contact Josh Myers at 888-956-2487. We handle cases throughout all of Missouri and Illinois and it’s always free to talk about your case.
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