Motorcycle Accident Attorneys — Serving Missouri Statewide

The failure of motorists to see motorcycles in traffic is the predominant cause of motorcycle accidents. Often, the driver of the vehicle involved in a collision with a motorcycle did not see the motorcycle before the collision, or did not see the motorcycle until too late to avoid the collision. Due to the high level of exposure motorcyclists endure, accidents often result in catastrophic personal injuries, even wrongful death. The motorcycle accident attorneys — serving Republic, Columbia, and Jefferson City, Missouri — at Terrell Law Office, LLC help motorcycle accident victims statewide. We have provided an overview of Missouri motorcycle laws and motorcycle accident statistics to help our clients gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities, and the dangers faced by motorcyclists.

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Missouri Motorcycle Laws

Below is a summary of Missouri state motorcycle laws. Check with the Missouri Department of Motor Vehicles for the most up-to-date laws.

ROAD

Safety Helmet
YES
State-Funded Rider Education
Available
Eye Protection
Not required
Daytime Use of Headlight
Modulating headlight permitted
Passenger Seat
Not required
Passenger Footrest
Not required
Passenger Age Restrictions
None
Helmet Speakers
None
Periodic Safety Inspection
REQUIRED by law
Mirrors
None required
Radar Detector
No restriction
Turn Signals
Not required
Muffler
No acoustical criteria
Maximum Sound Level
No acoustical criteria
State Insurance Requirements
Compulsory Liability (Minimum Limits (25/50/10)
Handlebar Height
Maximum 15" above seat
Rider Education Waiver
Skill test
Accept Out-of-State Motorcycle Endorsement?
YES

OFF ROAD

Safety Helmet
Required under age 18
Eye Protection
Not required
Minimum Operator Age
Direct supervision of a person 18 or older for rider under 16
Rider Education Certification
Not required
Operator License
Not required
Headlight
Not required
Taillight
Not required
Muffler
REQUIRED by law
Maximum Sound Level
No Limit
Spark Arrestor
REQUIRED by law
Registration
REQUIRED by law
Vehicle Title
REQUIRED by law
Information courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association

For additional information about Missouri's motorcycle laws, contact our motorcycle accident attorneys — providing exceptional legal representation to Republic, Columbia, and Jefferson City, Missouri. Our lawyers have extensive knowledge of state motorcycle laws and can help victims of motorcycle accidents obtain the financial compensation they deserve.

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Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2004 data, 4,008 motorcyclists were killed and an additional 76,000 were injured in traffic crashes that year in the United States. The NHTSA concludes that motorcyclists were about 32 percent more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash and six times more likely to be injured.

Other Motorcycle Accident Statistics:

  • One out of every five motorcycle crashes results in head or neck injuries.
  • Most crashes happen on short trips (less than five miles).
  • Most motorcyclists were riding at speeds slower than 30 mph when the crash occurred.
    • At these speeds, helmets can reduce both the number and severity of head injuries by 50 percent.
  • Helmeted riders are three times more likely to survive head injuries than those not wearing helmets.
  • In multiple vehicle accidents, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcyclist's right-of-way in two-thirds of accidents.
  • Alcohol consumption is involved in approximately half of fatal motorcycle accidents.
  • The typical motorcycle accident allows the motorcyclist less than two seconds to complete an avoidance maneuver.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at Terrell Law Office, LLC — serving Columbia, Republic, and Jefferson City, Missouri. Arrange a case consultation. We will evaluate your case and determine if you may be eligible to collect financial compensation for your injuries. Motorcycle accident victims may be entitled to compensation for medical costs, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages (both past and future), and pain and suffering.

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Contact Our Columbia, Republic, Jefferson City, Missouri Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the attorneys Terrell Law Office, LLC. Representing Columbia, Republic, Jefferson City, and Missouri victims, our firm can help you get the compensation to which you are entitled. Arrange a consultation with our skilled team. There is no cost to you for your first consultation. We will evaluate your claim and fight for your rights. If you have tragically lost a family member as the result of another motorist's negligence, our attorneys will file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the eligible dependents.

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Contact our motorcycle accident attorneys — providing aggressive legal representation to Columbia, Jefferson City, Republic, and Missouri victims statewide — and arrange a case evaluation.






Terrell Law Office, LLC

Republic Office
283 Hwy 60 West
Republic, Missouri 65738
(in the Southwest Plaza Shopping Center near the Driver's License Office)
Phone: (417) 647-2212
Fax: (417) 647-2156

TOLL FREE: (844) 647-2212