Leesville, MO (May 15, 2023) – A 71-year-old man from Warsaw, Missouri, was left with serious injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident that took place in Henry County on Saturday evening.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of the crash at approximately 4:45 p.m. on May 13.
Reports from authorities show that a 2014 Harley-Davidson heritage soft tail motorcycle was involved in a collision with a 2020 Lincoln Nautilus on Highway seven just south of South East 170 Road. The impact of the crash caused the motorcyclist to be ejected.
The rider, identified as Dennis Black, was seriously injured. He was transported by life air ambulance to Research Medical Center, where he underwent emergency medical treatment.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope Dennis Black recovers quickly following this accident.
Motorcycle Accidents in Missouri
Every year, motorcyclists across the state of Missouri are left with serious injuries. Even though motorcyclists make up less than 2% of traffic on roadways across the United States, they account for 15% of all fatal accidents. The unfortunate truth is that motorcyclists have very little protection during accidents. As a result, they are more likely to suffer severe injuries. Common injuries reported in motorcycle accidents include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe road rash and skin abrasions
- Internal injuries/internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Fractures/broken bones
Suffering a serious injury as a result of a motorcycle accident can require a victim to undergo extensive medical treatment. Unfortunately, many victims had to spend tens of thousands of dollars to cover the cost of care. Even worse, there is no guarantee that they will fully recover from the injuries they suffered.
If you are unfortunate enough to suffer injuries as a result of a motorcycle accident, you should reach out to a Leesville motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. You may be able to file a claim to recover compensation for some of the losses that you face following your accident. This can include compensation for:
- Property damage
- Emotional distress
- Loss of income/wages
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
Working with a skilled and knowledgeable legal team can provide you with the best chance of maximizing the compensation you recover.
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, our car accident lawyers are dedicated to achieving justice for those who have suffered from a traumatic car crash injury. Our experienced team is committed to providing personalized legal services so that individuals can get the best results possible and move forward with their lives. We understand the unique challenges each case presents, and we will strive to handle yours efficiently and with compassion. If you need the assistance of a trusted Leesville car accident lawyer, please reach out to our law firm today at 913-764-9700 for a free consultation.
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