Wichita Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

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In most motorcycle collisions, the motorcyclist is injured more severely than the other party involved in the accident. Because motorcycles do not have the outer structure of cars, trucks, and buses, motorcyclists are considerably more exposed in crashes and are therefore more likely to sustain devastating and fatal injuries. It is not possible to undo the injuries and damage suffered as the result of a motorcycle accident. However, choosing a Wichita motorcycle accident attorney from Joseph, Hollander & Craft can help you get the financial compensation you need to address your injuries and their impact on your life.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Most accidents involving a motorcycle are caused by the other motorist. Sometimes, they are caused by road conditions in someone else’s control. Below are some of the more common contributors to motorcycle collisions:

Driving While Distracted

When a person is operating a motor vehicle, whether it is a car, truck, or motorcycle, it is vital to the safety of others to maintain focus on the road. Unfortunately, far too often drivers are using their cell phones, eating, or concentrating on something other than driving. Distracted drivers can be particularly dangerous for motorcyclists because they are not as obvious as a larger car or truck, and many drivers do not typically watch for motorcyclists on the road.

Motorcyclists can take a few steps to be more visible to other motorists. They can include a bright color when painting their bike or wear bright clothing when riding their motorcycles on the road. Reflective tape on clothing can make a motorcyclist more visible, too.

Road Hazards

Another common cause of motorcycle accidents is road hazards. Motorcycles are smaller and are not as stable as larger vehicles. This means that motorcycles have a tendency to experience more problems with flaws in the road than motorists driving a truck or car. Common road hazards that can cause a motorcyclist to lose control can include faulty shoulders, potholes, and uneven pavement. Sometimes these types of road hazards have been present for a significant period of time and the administration responsible for road maintenance has failed to take the appropriate steps to ensure the road is safe for all motorists. 


When anyone operating a motor vehicle speeds or drives too fast for the road or weather conditions, the chances of a serious collision increase. Speeding or driving too fast for conditions can be the cause of a collision because it significantly decreases the driver’s reaction time upon coming across vehicles driving at a slower speed or a situation where traffic has slowed or stopped. When road conditions are affected by inclement weather, driving too fast can also increase the chance of the vehicle hydroplaning.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle wreck, call the Wichita motorcycle accident lawyers at JHC. We are familiar with the common causes of wrecks and will be able to help you determine whether someone can be held liable for your injuries.

How We Help You After a Motorcycle Accident

The experienced personal injury attorneys at JHC will work on your behalf to make sure you receive fair reimbursement for your damages after a motorcycle accident. We have the experience and knowledge to negotiate with the insurance company and to build the strongest case for you. We will thoroughly investigate the accident, gather your medical records and other necessary documentation, and, if necessary, hire the best experts to determine fault.

In most cases, the insurance company will attempt to pay out quickly, instead of waiting for a complete determination of your medical or disability matters. If the insurance company refuses to provide you with a settlement that properly compensates you for your losses, we will take your case to court to make sure you receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Let JHC’s Wichita motorcycle accident injury attorneys take care of your claim so that you can take care of yourself. Call us today at (316) 262-9393.

Common Questions About Motorcycle Accidents in Wichita

What should I do after a motorcycle accident?

If you have been involved in a collision while driving a motorcycle, there are several steps you can take to help make a claim for damages more successful.

If you are injured, call for an ambulance right away. Call the police, and they will investigate the collision and make a report that will provide information that is important to a claim for damages.

Stay calm and move to the side of the road or some other safe location to wait for police and emergency personnel. Do not engage in an argument or altercation with other drivers and do not admit any fault to anyone.

If you haven’t incurred serious injury, get the contact and insurance information for anyone else involved in the collision. If you are too injured and require EMS care and transportation to a hospital, ask a friend or family member to get this information on your behalf. You should also attempt to get photographs of your motorcycle and any other vehicles involved in the collision. Photographs of the road, signage, weather conditions, and your injuries are also useful and can be extremely important in future litigation.

Make a point of keeping all of the documents and information pertaining to your collision in one place. This includes medical records, photographs, the police report, statements from eyewitnesses, videos, and the other driver’s information.

Contact a motorcycle accident law firm like Joseph, Hollander & Craft. At JHC, our personal injury attorneys know how to deal with insurance companies, prepare your case for court, and get optimal financial compensation to address your medical expenses, wage losses, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Can I afford to hire a motorcycle accident attorney?

At Joseph, Hollander & Craft, we handle all of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Our fee comes out of any financial compensation we recover for you—meaning you don’t pay anything out of pocket, and you don’t pay anything at all unless we recover money for you.

Our Locations

Kansas City | 816-673-3900

926 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64106

Lawrence | 785-856-0143

5200 Bob Billings Pkwy, #201
Lawrence, KS 66049

Overland Park | 913-948-9490

10104 W 105th St
Overland Park, KS 66212

Topeka | 785-234-3272

1508 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612

Wichita | 316-262-9393

500 N Market St
Wichita, KS 67214

Contact Our Wichita Office

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