St. Paul Attorneys for Victims of Truck & Motorcycle Accidents

The personal injury attorneys at Bowden ♦ Cyr, PLLC have experience representing victims of truck and motorcycle accidents in mediation, arbitration and litigation with insurance companies and at-fault parties. We are committed to helping our clients obtain maximum compensation for their damages.

Truck Accidents

According to the United States Department of Transportation, over 500,000 truck accidents occur each year, and 13 percent of all traffic fatalities involve large trucks. In collisions with large trucks, car drivers and occupants are much more likely to be killed or injured than the truck driver. In fact, of the people killed or injured in trucking accidents, over 75 percent were car occupants. Causes of truck accidents include:

  • Truck driver fatigue
  • Drug use, including prescription drug use and the use of over-the-counter medications to stay awake for long periods of time
  • Speeding
  • Unfamiliarity with roads
  • Failure to check blind spots properly
  • Failure to use turn signals and improper lane changing
  • Distracted driving
  • Underestimating the level of action needed to evade an accident
  • Aggressive driving, or road rage
  • Cell phone use and texting
  • Driving a truck that has been overloaded or not had proper maintenance

The trucking industry is highly regulated by state and federal transportation laws, which cover truck weight limits, required safety equipment, and drivers' hour requirements, among other safety precautions. Violations of these regulations can also cause and contribute to accidents. Our personal injury lawyers know how to identify violations made by truck companies and drivers, increasing the likelihood of maximum recoveries for our clients.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are among the most serious auto accidents that can occur on Minnesota's roads and highways, not only because motorcycles provide little protection for riders, but also because drivers of other vehicles often fail to watch out for motorcyclists. In addition to generally careless and unobservant driving, common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Motorists turning into a motorcyclist's lane and violating his or her right-of-way
  • Motorists' failure to yield to motorcyclists at freeway on and off ramps
  • Distracted driving, such as cell phone use and texting
  • Defective helmets or other motorcycle equipment
  • Defective motorcycle components or mechanical issues
  • Poor or dangerous road conditions, such as potholes, debris, uneven pavement, and undivided highways

Once we determine how your accident occurred, we can begin preparing your case. The sooner we start gathering evidence to support your claim, the better chance we have of achieving the result you need and deserve.

Contact a Reputable Personal Injury Law Firm in St. Paul

If you or someone you love has been hurt in a truck or motorcycle accident, please contact Bowden ♦ Cyr, PLLC for a free initial consultation to discuss your options for recovery. With personal injury claims, you owe no legal fees unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.