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Chad BurnettChad Burnett
16:28 30 Oct 23
I hired Mullen & Mullen following a motor vehicle collision. I could not be more pleased with the Dallas personal injury lawyers I selected. They are the real deal! I was always kept in the loop on case developments. My attorneys sent the at-fault liability carrier multiple demands to make them agree to pay the policy limits. My lawyers also sent my own insurance company several demands to get them to offer me nearly the policy limits. A lot of attorneys would have given up and just recommended filing a lawsuit but Mullen & Mullen kept pounding the insurance companies until they did the right thing. This saved me a tremendous amount of money and time. I'm so very grateful that I found ethical, tenacious, and skilled attorneys to represent me. Mullen & Mullen gets my highest recommendation if you need a Dallas car accident attorney.C. Burnett
Diane WallaceDiane Wallace
17:43 26 Oct 23
Mullen and Mullen did an absolutely brilliant job representing me in an injury lawsuit and getting me maximum settlement results. I recommend them highly!
Mari HksMari Hks
17:38 04 Oct 23
Highly recommend this law firm, Josh took care of my case he was very nice and professional along with everyone else.
Zac CanidaZac Canida
17:14 26 Sep 23
I’m only 22 and this was the first case I’ve ever had, I got recommended Mullen and Mullen by a friend who has used them plenty of times and said nothing but good things about them. I have yet to see or hear anything that contradicts her statements! Everyone on the Mullen and Mullen team has been super helpful and kind to me by explaining everything that had and needs to be done to get the case in the right direction. Greg especially has been very helpful by keeping me updated and answering any questions I might have about the situation, he’s been an amazing help and I’m glad I was able to get him assigned to help me get what I deserve from my car accident. Very professional and fast responses, If you are ever injured in a car accident I 100% recommend this team to fight for you, ask for Greg!
sisay Aberasisay Abera
15:50 13 Sep 23
Highly recommend this law firm, filled with very nice and professional people who put their clients first. Josh took care of my case and were able to reduce my medical bills significantly which was awesome! Very pleased and glad I had them to work on my car accident case.Thank you, Mullen & Mullen Law Firm
Terrie RachallTerrie Rachall
20:13 28 Jul 23
Joe Morrison with Mullen and Mullen was fantastic representing me for an injury on someone's property. He kept me updated through the entire 2 year process. If I had any questions, Joe took the time to personally take my call and provide answers. Joe negotiated a settlement very quickly and ensured I received a fair settlement. I highly recommend Mullen and Mullen and would hire them again if I need help in the future. Best experience with any lawyer I have ever had!!
Alex MalcolmAlex Malcolm
22:05 17 May 23
I was injured in a motorcycle accident, and Shane Mullen took on my case with determination and empathy. His attention to detail and commitment to my case led to a favorable outcome. I'm grateful for his hard work and highly recommend Mullen & Mullen Law Firm.
I was involved in a car accident in Dallas texas off mockingbird. I was T bone by someone who had ran a red light. Me being a young female, I felt lost and taken advantage of by the other parties insurance.I chose Mullen Mullen because they were the only law firm who physically wanted to meet me and hear my side. They helped me with all on the medical assistance that I needed . Although it was a lot of therapy, I was really happy with the doctors they sent me to. Josh was very welcoming and I honest in the process. Every time I felt so at ease after speaking with him. I am so happy I had him on my case. Very hands on. Highly recommend!!!
Camry AdamsCamry Adams
16:21 14 Dec 22
Karen Lavigne is my name, and I had a great experience with Mullen & Mullen. Josh and Jessica was very patient and informative. If I had to decide again on which law firm to go with it would be Mullen & Mullen. Very transparent about ALL of my money down to the penny. I definitely recommend.
14:57 01 Oct 22
It Honestly baffles me to see ANY negative or low reviews on this law firm. My case is far from over, however, I have never known a lawyer or law firm to not only give you their personal cell phone number but to also respond within 15 minutes. Never a complaint on the 10 plus text messages asking questions or the 2-3 paragraph e-mails. Never telling you it's to late or they are off the clock. They are NEVER off the clock. This firm has two or three lawyers dealing with numerous clients and STILL manage to do all they can to make you feel you are the only one. Try to remember they are human. They truly do everything to put you and your recovery first. The process is long but not something they have any control over. They don't control the Dr. Appointments or your recovery. They will help you find amazing Dr.s then it's up to you to be proactive in your recovery and keeping your appointments. It's been over a year and a half since my injury and my amazing, patient, and hardworking Attorney Joe has been here with me every step of the way. Hundreds of 5 star reviews. 3 or 4 low ones. You do the math.
Paul SPaul S
21:36 05 Sep 22
Mullen and Mullen are the best personal injury team in DFW. When you hire Mullen and Mullen, you have the best personal injury attorneys in DFW. You are getting the best support staff in the state of Texas.Knowing every case is unique. My case took 3 years to complete. My team was professional in the face of a lot of stalling tactics. Without a bat of an eye, the team turned up the heat on the defense for the best possible outcome for all parties.Without details, this group changed not only my life. Mullen and Mullen helped me change my outlook on life after the accident.The most important lessons I learned: 1) Do not try to navigate an personal injury case no matter the cause 2) Listen and follow the advice of your attorney. Get the best in Texas.Shane and Paul, thank you from me and my family.
Larry JohnsonLarry Johnson
17:00 06 Jul 22
I would like to thank Mullen and Mullen for the great service I received. I was involved in an accident and they really helped me out. I worked with the paralegal named Josh and he really made everything a simple process. Josh did a wonderful job and I couldn't be happier!
yolanda Rodriguezyolanda Rodriguez
23:17 15 Jun 22
I love they way they work and communication is the best, they will reach out to you and see if you need anything. Questions you have them they will answer you. Josh is an excelente person that help me so much he was always there for me and if I called him he would return my call as fast as he could. He explained everything I asked and I was really comfortable with him. Josh you are an awesome person. Thank you for everything. I love their services n I would highly reconmand them. Mullen and Mullen are there for you as soon as you call them.
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In the last 3 years, we’ve made TopVerdict’s annual Texas “Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements” list 43 times.

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Top St. Louis Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Who Settle For More


When you’re hurt in a motorcycle accident, our skilled St. Louis attorneys fight tenaciously to ensure the maximum available settlement while offering you the lowest contingency fee. We handle your case the way we would want our case own handled.

Mullen & Mullen is consistently recognized by TopVerdict for obtaining some of the largest recoveries in the entire state of Texas. In the last 3 years our firm made the Texas “Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements” list 43 times. One of those years we had 19 of the “Top 50” results and all of them were for clients injured in vehicular accidents. Our stellar results allow us to offer a below industry standard 29% pre-suit contingency fee which means more settlement funds in your pocket.

Our experienced local team has an incredibly strong work ethic and truly cares. We’ve been privileged to serve North Texas for over 40 years. This is our backyard. Call (314) 465-8733 now for a free consultation and some excellent advice.

What Your Attorney Says

Mullen & Mullen has skillfully and successfully represented hundreds of injured and/or deceased motorcycle victim clients.

We are acutely aware of the prevailing bias against motorcyclists in collision cases. This stems from the unfortunate sight of occasional riders zipping through traffic or displaying reckless behavior, perpetuating an unjust stereotype. The truth is, the majority of motorcyclists exercise extreme responsibility, well-aware of the heightened risks they face in terms of severe injuries or even fatality.

Here at Mullen & Mullen, we always take the time to listen to the motorcyclist’s perspective, offering them the benefit of the doubt they rightly deserve. I recall a recent case where one of our clients suffered severe injuries when a driver failed to yield the right of way while making a left turn, resulting in a collision with the motorcyclist. The impact violently threw him off his bike, sending him sliding through the intersection. His survival is, frankly, a stroke of luck.

Upon receiving the police officer’s report for this incident, we were taken aback. The report assigned fault to both our client and the small SUV operator due to conflicting statements, and the investigating officer noted a lack of witnesses to the accident. However, we had faith in our client’s account and deployed our in-house investigators to locate two independent witnesses. Their testimonies verified that the motorist did not have a green arrow and, in fact, failed to yield the right of way.

Rather than giving up upon encountering this seemingly biased police report, we chose to believe in our client and meticulously gathered evidence to expose the untruthfulness in the other motorist’s statements to the investigating officer, thereby preventing a grave miscarriage of justice.

Our client became more than just a case; we formed a genuine connection. Even though he lacked health insurance, we assisted him in obtaining the high-quality medical care he needed and deserved. His medical providers demonstrated exceptional understanding by delaying billing to allow him to concentrate on his recovery from the serious injuries he sustained. Ultimately, we successfully recovered the full insurance policy limits from the at-fault motorist’s insurance company.

Shane V. Mullen

Our Results Speak For Themselves

Gross Settlements Before Fees & Expenses

We have achieved numerous multimillion-dollar settlements across all practice areas, but we are restricted from displaying some very large results due to settlement confidentiality. Here are a few recent results without confidentiality agreements:

Work Accident

Wrongful Death

Vehicle Accident

Vehicle Accident

Vehicle Accident

Premises Liability

Why Choose Mullen & Mullen to Handle Your Case?

According to, our Dallas attorneys consistently achieve some of the highest recoveries in the state of Texas. As a matter of fact, in the last three years we’ve made their “Texas Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements” list 43 times. For example, in 2021 one of our claims made the Top 10 list, eight made the Top 11-20 list, and ten made the Top 21-50 list. When you factor in our reduced 29% contingency fee, we are confident we will help you recover more. At Mullen & Mullen, we pride ourselves on routinely recovering full policy limits for our clients without the necessity of costly and time-consuming litigation.

We have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic technology through well-established relationships with medical doctors, surgeons, physical therapists, chiropractors, neurologists, counselors, and other healthcare providers in the entire DFW Metroplex. You receive the quality medical attention you need from local providers near where you live or work. These providers specialize in treating people hurt in accidents of all kinds and they know how to properly document injuries to meet the legal burden of proof in your personal injury case. These providers are also willing to delay billing collections until after your case is resolved so you can focus on recovering without additional stress. Physicians that don’t routinely treat accident victims as part of their practice usually turn away patients over fear of being involved in the legal process or fear of health insurance companies refusing to pay accident-related healthcare bills. Please call us at 214-747-5240 for a free consultation and some advice.

Even if you don’t have health insurance or can’t afford your deductible, Mullen & Mullen will secure you the quality healthcare and state-of-the art diagnostics you deserve with no upfront out of pocket costs.

Shane, Joseph and Regis have almost 100 years of combined experience practicing personal injury law. That doesn’t even include the combined experience of the attorneys that serve as of-counsel to Mullen & Mullen at no additional cost to our clients. Our firm continues to evolve, but we never forget our Core Values. We do the right thing, handle cases the way we would want our own case handled, and we truly listen to clients. We have over 40 years of local knowledge, and that matters!

Some lawyers forget that they represent the client, but we never have. Our legal team will make YOU the priority. You are the boss, and we will respond quickly to your requests for case updates and assistance. We guarantee that when you need to speak to your counsel, you will speak directly to your counsel, not to a paralegal or secretary, because that’s the way it should be.

Most firms hire an investigator to help develop evidence on your case and charge you back for that service. Our firm, however, has 2 full-time accident investigators on staff and we offer their services to you for free. This is another way we will maximize your compensation.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Video footage is worth a lot more. Our in-house videographer allows us to capture the true impact the accident has on your life beyond mere words on a piece of paper.

When necessary, Mullen & Mullen Law Firm uses cutting edge technology like 3D imaging videos to fully demonstrate the extent of our clients’ injuries to the insurance companies. This also helps maximize the value of your claim.

Mullen & Mullen’s attorneys live and work right here in Dallas, and always have. We believe in paying our success forward by helping people in the North Texas community, and are dedicated to supporting these local charities.

About Our Highly Skilled Attorneys

Attorney Shane V. Mullen, Managing Partner
Shane V. Mullen, Attorney at Law

Shane V. Mullen, Managing Partner

Our Managing Partner, Shane V. Mullen, has been handling personal injury cases for 21 years. He is “Top-rated” by Thompson Reuters who named him as a Texas Super Lawyer 3 consecutive years. Shane is also a lifetime member of both the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, solidifying his expertise in handling significant cases. He is also an esteemed member of Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America, further attesting to his exceptional legal prowess. Shane brings hard-won, battle born knowledge to your case.

Attorney Joseph R. Morrison, Senior Associate
Joseph R. Morrison, Attorney at Law

Joseph R. Morrison, Senior Associate

With 18 years of personal injury experience, Attorney Joseph R. Morrison has established himself as a highly skilled legal professional. Notably, he served as counsel of record in a case that garnered recognition from as a top 5 Premises liability (slip and fall) verdict in Texas. The defendant in this case was a Fortune 500 company with an annual revenue exceeding 11 billion. The specific case, Jeffrey Young v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., showcased Joe’s exceptional abilities in achieving favorable outcomes.

Joe is a distinguished member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers, solidifying his standing among the nation’s most esteemed legal practitioners. Furthermore, his membership in both the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums further attests to his expertise in handling substantial cases.

Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum member

Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Both Shane and Joseph are lifetime members of the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, meaning they have each settled cases in excess of two million. This solidifies their expertise in handling significant personal injury cases.

Regis L. Mullen, Founding Attorney
Regis L Mullen, Attorney at Law

Regis L. Mullen, Founder

Our Founder, Attorney Regis L. Mullen, has 56 years of personal injury experience. Regis received his Admission to practice law in 1967. Previously a Litigation Supervisor at Allstate Insurance Company, he knows all the tactics liability carriers use to deny or reduce personal injury settlements. Drawing upon his profound comprehension of the inner workings of the insurance industry, Regis established a law firm dedicated to meeting the legal needs of injured individuals in North Texas.

What To Do Or Not Do

In almost every case, the fault for your motorcycle accident falls on the driver of the car. They’re just not used to looking for motorcycles, and so they sometimes make mistakes that lead to your accident and injuries.

Just after your accident, the most important thing to do is to make sure that everyone is safe. Your injuries could be serious. And it may not be possible for you to do anything but be on the receiving end of help.

However, if you’re able, gather the evidence that you can. Our attorneys can construct powerful legal arguments. However, we need as much evidence as possible to make those arguments.

Here’s what to do:

Take Pics of Everything

Your insurance company may even have a special app for this. It doesn’t really matter if they don’t. Just take as many pics as possible of everything at the accident scene.

You have every legal right to do so. If someone tries to prevent you from taking pics, call the police.

If you can’t take the pics, ask a witness to do so for you. Call a friend who lives nearby. Do whatever you can to take images of everything. This includes:

  • All vehicular damage
  • Your injuries
  • Any damage to street signs, light poles, trees, or shrubs
  • The entire accident scene (so you can easily show how your accident happened)
  • The road itself, and especially anything that indicates the condition of the road

You may also consider shooting a video and narrating how the accident happened.

Also note if you see any security cameras nearby. Their evidence could be instrumental in proving your claim.

Always Wait for Police

Police reports are very helpful in proving your claim. Even if your accident is relatively minor and you don’t need an attorney’s help to get the money the insurer owes you, that police report could be just what you need to convince the insurer to pay you.

And if your case does require a motorcycle accident attorney, that police report is still quite helpful.

They might give you a copy at the accident scene. Even if they don’t, they’ll keep an electronic copy your attorney can request later.

Get Witness Contact Information

You should get the contact info of any of the witnesses at the accident scene. Their testimony could be indispensable to your claim.

Get their name, phone number, address, and email.

If you don’t get that information at the time of the accident, it can be difficult to gather later.

Keep Your Own Written Log of the Accident and Its Aftermath

There’s a lot of detail to remember. And every single piece of information you remember could come in handy. And you may remember bits and pieces only days, weeks, or even months after your accident.

Write down everything you can recall about the accident, even if you don’t consider yourself a skilled writer.

You’re also smart to keep a daily detailed log of your injuries and how they’ve affected your life in the days, weeks, and months after your accident.

Include all your medical appointments and expenses. Write down who saw you, what they saw you for, and what they said about your injuries.

Store this information safely in the cloud (there’s plenty of free storage options available). Paper can get lost or destroyed.

You could even shoot daily journal videos of yourself. Show a video of your injuries and how they affect your ability to live your life.

It all becomes very helpful when it’s time to deal with insurance companies.


Alex Malcolm’s Review

“I was injured in a motorcycle accident, and Shane Mullen took on my case with determination and empathy. His attention to detail and commitment to my case led to a favorable outcome. I’m grateful for his hard work and highly recommend Mullen & Mullen Law Firm.”

Caleb Tate’s Review

“Attorney Shane Mullen was always honest with me and helped me navigate all the confusion regarding my injury claim. A buddy of mine was recently in a motorcycle accident and I sent him to Shane because he doesn’t make a promise he cannot keep. I give him an A+ as a personal injury attorney and would recommend him to anyone. The other guys may have the television ads but Shane Mullen has my business.”



The aftermath of a motorcycle crash can be life-altering, with victims facing serious injuries, mounting medical bills, and profound emotional distress. In such critical times, the support of a proficient motorcycle accident attorney becomes indispensable. Our law firm in St. Louis specializes in personal injury cases, committing ourselves to protect the interests of those injured and ensure they receive the fullest compensation they are entitled to.


At Mullen & Mullen Law Firm, we ensure access to top-tier medical diagnostic services and treatments for those injured in motor vehicle accidents, leveraging our comprehensive network of medical professionals across St. Louis and Missouri. Our network includes doctors, chiropractors, and surgeons experienced in treating accident-related injuries, offering the unique advantage of deferred billing until your legal case concludes and providing expert testimony about your injuries when required.

Understanding the complexity of injuries, especially from motorcycle accidents, is crucial. Not all medical providers possess the expertise necessary to fully diagnose and treat these injuries, as some significant conditions may be missed by those unfamiliar with accident-specific trauma. Our affiliated medical professionals are adept at identifying and treating such injuries, ensuring thorough care and precise documentation for personal injury claims.

Insurance Negotiations

Navigating insurance claims can be challenging, with adjusters focused on protecting their company’s interests rather than offering fair compensation. Our team, including former insurance professionals and our founder, Attorney Regis Mullen, an ex-litigation supervisor for Allstate, uses this insider knowledge to counteract insurers’ strategies effectively, aiming to secure the best possible settlement for your motorcycle accident claim.

Discounted Contingency Fee

We also offer a reduced contingency fee structure, potentially saving clients substantial amounts in legal fees. Unlike the standard 33.3% fee, we charge only 29% if litigation is not required, possibly leaving you with significantly more from your settlement— for example, an additional $21,500 on a $500,000 recovery. This offer reflects our commitment to providing exceptional service and maximizing your compensation without high-pressure sales tactics. Contact us to explore your legal rights and options, with no obligation to proceed.


Motorcycle accidents present distinct challenges and dangers compared to other types of vehicular accidents, primarily due to the exposed nature of motorcyclists. This exposure results in a higher likelihood of severe injuries, which can range from fractures and spinal injuries to traumatic brain injuries and fatalities.

Choosing Mullen & Mullen Law Firm means you’re opting for legal experts who deeply understand the nuances of motorcycle accident claims. Our attorneys are adept at navigating the complexities of the legal system, providing you with expert guidance, support, and advocacy at every phase.

Our team is well-versed in the specific application of traffic laws, insurance policies, and personal injury claims as they pertain to motorcycle accidents. This expertise ensures that your case is managed with precision and skill.


We will undertake a comprehensive investigation of your accident, collecting key pieces of evidence such as police reports, eyewitness accounts, video evidence, and medical documentation. This step is critical for establishing fault, quantifying your losses, and forging a compelling argument for your compensation.


Identifying the at-fault party in a motorcycle accident can be intricate. Our attorneys will meticulously review your case details to pinpoint all liable entities, whether they’re another motorist, governmental bodies responsible for road maintenance, or motorcycle part manufacturers. Ensuring accountability from all liable parties is vital for securing the compensation you are entitled to.


Should negotiations not yield a satisfactory settlement, Mullen & Mullen is prepared to take your case to court. Our seasoned litigators will advocate passionately on your behalf, leveraging their legal acumen and persuasive prowess to uphold your rights.


Recovery from a motorcycle accident encompasses both physical and emotional healing. The supportive team at Mullen & Mullen is here to guide you through this difficult period, providing the emotional support and practical advice needed to help you rebuild your life. We are dedicated to delivering holistic legal representation to victims of motorcycle accidents.

Our attorneys are not just knowledgeable; they are committed to advocating for the compensation and justice you deserve, all while holding negligent parties accountable.

For those affected by a motorcycle accident, we encourage you to reach out to our St. Louis-based legal team. We offer a complimentary consultation to review your situation, address your concerns, and equip you with the necessary information to make informed legal choices. Time is critical, so contact us today to allow our family to support yours in this challenging time.


The absence of protective barriers and exposure makes motorcyclists highly susceptible to injuries. Accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, from minor to critical.

Common injuries from motorcycle accidents include:

Skin Abrasions (Road Rash)

When a rider slides on the pavement, they can suffer from road rash, which entails skin abrasions that vary from light scrapes to severe wounds. Without proper care, road rash can lead to infections and is notably painful.

Bone Fractures

Due to the forceful impact with other objects or the ground during an accident, motorcyclists often incur fractures and bone breaks. Frequent injuries encompass broken arms, legs, collarbones, ribs, and facial bones. These injuries might necessitate surgical intervention and often have a prolonged recovery period.

Head Injuries

Even with helmet protection, riders are at risk for head injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). TBIs can severely impact mental functions such as cognition, memory, and motor skills, and may result in long-lasting health issues.

Spinal Cord Damage

Injuries to the spinal cord from motorcycle crashes can lead to varying degrees of paralysis, affecting sensation, motor function, and control over body functions below the injury level. Such injuries demand ongoing medical care, rehabilitation, and adaptive devices.

Soft Tissue Damage

Motorcycle accidents can cause injuries to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, such as whiplash, sprains, strains, and tears. These can lead to discomfort, swelling, restricted movement, and might necessitate prolonged pain management or physical therapy.

Internal Injuries

Crashes can lead to internal injuries, including internal bleeding and organ damage, which can be life-threatening if not promptly addressed. These injuries require immediate medical intervention.

Emotional And Psychological Impact

Beyond physical harm, riders often endure emotional and psychological distress following an accident. Conditions like PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues may emerge, necessitating psychological support and therapy for recovery.

The aftermath of motorcycle accident injuries can be far-reaching, potentially resulting in chronic pain, permanent disability, financial loss, reduced life quality, and the ongoing need for medical care and support. It’s vital for victims to obtain thorough medical evaluation and legal advice to secure compensation for their injuries and related long-term effects.


Are Motorcycle Accident Claims Similar to Car Accident Claims?

Yes, they share significant similarities. Most aspects of insurance coverage and available damages remain consistent between motorcycle and car accident claims. However, in motorcycle accident claims, the liability carrier may be more inclined to argue that you share some blame for the collision, citing factors like excessive speed or the absence of a helmet. Therefore, establishing strong liability on the part of the at-fault party is especially crucial. Also, many people are – unfortunately – biased against motorcyclists because they’ve witnessed people operating bikes recklessly several times. This further underscores the importance of hiring an experienced personal injury attorney to assist you with your case.

Are Witnesses Crucial for Your Claim?

Absolutely. This becomes especially critical when the insurance company attempts to deny liability or suggests that you bear a large percentage of fault for the accident. It’s essential to identify witnesses and gather their contact information.

It’s also important to note that the insurance company will not simply assume you were injured. They will require proof of your injuries. Therefore, it is imperative that you seek medical care as soon as possible after you begin to experience any symptoms related to the motorcycle accident, regardless of how minor they may seem.

Keep in mind: Delaying medical treatment for your injuries after an accident may lead the insurance company to argue or suggest that there is a “gap in treatment,” indicating a period during which you received no medical care. This gap in treatment is often used to imply that your injuries are not genuine or “not that bad”.

Who Is at Fault In Common Types Of Motorcycle Collisions?

A car turns in front of you

This is the most common type of motorcycle accident. Motorists sometimes fail to notice the presence of a motorcycle due to their familiarity with cars, leading to inattention to your smaller vehicle. Fault should generally lie with the driver, although winning your claim is not guaranteed automatically.

Getting injured while lane-splitting

Lane-splitting is neither explicitly permitted nor prohibited by Missouri law. However, many jurors may assign negligence to both parties in such cases.

Not wearing a helmet

In this scenario, your fault is likely to increase. The law follows a “pure comparative negligence” approach, allowing you to recover compensation as long as you are not completely at fault for the wreck. Your ability to recover a significant amount of compensation could be impacted if the failure to wear a helmet impacted the type or severity of injuries sustained.

Can I Still Receive Compensation for My Injuries If Law Enforcement Could Not Determine Who Was at Fault?

Even if the police are unable to determine who was at fault for your motorcycle accident, you may still be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. A jury might find your recounting of the accident more convincing, and new witnesses could emerge at some point. Additionally, an accident reconstruction expert can often determine the liable party using calculations, measurements, or data from the vehicles involved.

Our attorneys are trained to prevent cases from becoming mere disputes of word against word. They promptly interview known witnesses and search for new ones by contacting nearby businesses or homes. When necessary, our motorcycle accident lawyers will hire an accident reconstruction specialist without any upfront fees for you.

At Mullen & Mullen Law Firm, we often request records from these and other entities. Should you choose our services, we will quickly start gathering all relevant documents related to your motorcycle accident, including public records on the at-fault driver(s) and officer body worn camera footage when available.


A liability claim is filed against the insurance provider of the person who caused the accident. This can include cases where the driver was unlicensed or if the at-fault party was acting within their employment scope, allowing a claim against the employer based on the doctrine of Respondeat Superior.
First-party claims are those you file with your own insurance or that of the vehicle owner, covering:

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Claims

PIP insurance offers no-fault coverage for medical bills and lost wages. Coverage amounts vary but please note PIP is optional in Missouri.

MedPay Coverage

MedPay coverage operates similarly to Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage. However, if you recover compensation from a third party, your insurance company usually has the right to be reimbursed for any MedPay funds they provided.

Underinsured Motorist (UIM) Coverage

To pursue UIM benefits, you must first receive a settlement offer at the policy limits, or close to it, from the at-fault party’s insurer. It’s important to note that you must get approval from your own insurance before accepting a settlement offer from the at-fault party’s insurer. If you don’t, your claim under your own insurance may be denied. Underinsured motorist coverage is optional in Missouri. You must carry at least double the at-fault person’s limits so it is strongly advised to carry as high a limit as possible of this coverage.

Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage

A UM claim is necessary when the driver responsible for the accident lacks legally required insurance. Missouri law requires drivers to carry at least $25,000.00 per person and $50,000.00 per accident in UM coverage.

What Are the Minimum Liability Limits In A Motorcycle Accident Case?

The minimum required bodily injury liability limits for motorists are $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident. However, it’s not uncommon for the responsible party’s insurance coverage to exceed these limits, often reaching as high as $250,000 per person and $500,000 per accident or more.

For instance, if you and a passenger both suffer injuries in the same motorcycle accident, and the at-fault driver’s policy limits are at the minimum of $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident, the insurance policy would only provide a maximum of $25,000 to each injured individual, resulting in a total payout of $50,000 from the liability carrier. This limitation applies, even if, for instance, one of you sustained multiple bone fractures in the accident.

It is crucial to identify all potential sources of insurance coverage to protect your legal rights. At Mullen & Mullen, we promptly initiate all potential claims, as some first-party policies have deadlines for notifying the insurance carrier, and we pursue any additional claims that may be available at the outset of your case. Furthermore, our firm conducts thorough asset searches on at-fault drivers who have limited liability coverage to confirm that there are no assets that can be pursued in addition to the available insurance funds. First-party insurance carriers also conduct their own asset searches before granting permission to accept a liability policy limits offer.


Should You Opt for The Body Shop Recommended By The Insurance Company?

It’s best to avoid it. The reason the liability insurance provider suggests their preferred body shop is simple: they tend to offer lower repair costs in exchange for a high volume of business. Additionally, these shops may not use the highest-quality parts or employ the most skilled mechanics.

Instead, exercise your right to select the repair facility for your motorcycle. You can choose either the dealership where you originally purchased the motorcycle or a qualified service facility that you trust. Take control of the situation by deciding who will handle the repairs to your bike.

Do You Qualify for A Rental Car?

Yes, but usually only if your motorcycle can be repaired. If your motorcycle has been declared a total loss, you may not be eligible for a rental vehicle from the at-fault party’s insurance provider. However, you may have rental coverage under your own policy that can be used until your motorcycle is officially deemed a “total loss” by the liability carrier.

Can Mullen & Mullen Help You Secure a Rental Vehicle?

Yes, Mullen & Mullen is pleased upon request to assist clients in arranging for a rental car while the liability carrier for the at-fault party determines whether the motorcycle qualifies as a “total loss” in case any issues arise.

Can You Claim That Your Motorcycle’s Value Has Decreased Due To The Accident?

Certainly, but this typically requires obtaining an expert to determine the amount of diminished value. We regularly provide financial assistance to clients to help establish diminished value when it is warranted.

What If Your Motorcycle Is Declared a Total Loss?

If the at-fault party’s insurance carrier or your own insurer determines that your motorcycle is a “total loss,” you are entitled to receive the fair market value of your vehicle or compensation equal to what similar motorcycles are selling for on the open market. This valuation is not based on KBB or NADA figures.


Are you eligible for compensation for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident?

In the event of a motorcycle accident in which you sustain injuries, you may have a rightful claim for the following non-economic damages:

  • Past and future pain and suffering.
  • Past and future mental anguish.
  • Past and future physical impairment.
  • Various other non-economic damages.

Quantifying the damages listed above is far from straightforward. While calculating medical bill damages is relatively clear-cut, it remains impossible for any attorney to precisely predict the exact amount a jury might award for non-economic damages, given the potential variations influenced by countless factors.

At Mullen & Mullen, we actively monitor recent verdicts and take venue into consideration, i.e., where the lawsuit could be filed when assessing cases. With a 40+ year track record, our law firm can evaluate cases based on prior similar instances with comparable injuries. Our attorneys are deeply committed to advocating for non-economic damages and will collaborate with you to establish the central theme of your injury claim.

We frequently create and utilize “day in the life videos” as part of our strategy. These videos document a client’s daily activities, showcasing how the accident has affected every aspect of their life. Moreover, these videos help insurance adjusters gain a better understanding of your claimed injuries and limitations, as well as provide insight into how you would present to a jury.


Can You Seek Compensation for Lost Wages?

Absolutely. However, it is essential to establish these damages through a preponderance of evidence. Mullen & Mullen Law Firm can furnish you with the necessary documents to provide to your employer, aiding in the verification of your lost wages.

Is It Possible to Recover Damages For Future Lost Wages?

Certainly. This type of compensation is commonly referred to as loss of earning capacity. Mullen & Mullen Law Firm frequently engages economists, vocational rehabilitation consultants, or a combination of both to help clients substantiate past lost earnings or project future loss of earning capacity.

Are There Any Other Potential Economic Damages You May Be Entitled To?

If you were involved in a motorcycle accident, you may also be eligible for additional economic damages, such as:

  • Past medical expenses (deemed “Reasonable and Necessary”).
  • Future medical expenses (deemed “Reasonable and Necessary”).
  • Motorcycle repair costs.
  • Replacement motorcycle costs.
  • Diminished value of your motorcycle.

In cases of traumatic injury, Mullen & Mullen’s attorneys employ certified life care planners as needed to front the expense and establish the necessity of lifelong accommodations resulting from your injuries.


Exemplary damages, commonly known as punitive damages, are challenging to obtain but are intended to penalize the at-fault parties. To secure punitive damages, there must be a finding of gross negligence or recklessness.

Some scenarios where punitive damages could be argued for and potentially awarded include:

  • If the Defendant was driving under the influence or intoxicated.
  • If the Defendant had not slept for an extended period of time.
  • If the Defendant was using a cell phone and driving at excessive speeds.
  • If the Defendant was engaged in a race with another vehicle.
  • Any other situation where the Defendant’s actions were reckless or grossly negligent. Missouri law requires clear and convincing evidence as well as a deliberate and flagrant disregard for the safety of others. Please note these damages are generally capped by statute.


Determining The Worth of Your Claim

Exercise caution when dealing with injury attorneys who make quick promises about the value of your case. The actual worth of your claim depends on various factors, often influenced by effectively countering arguments put forth by the insurance adjuster.

At Mullen & Mullen Law Firm, we offer a contingency contract that means you won’t owe any attorney fees or expenses unless we secure a recovery for you. We are committed to achieving the highest possible settlement on your behalf.

Factors Impacting Claim Value

Several elements can impact the value of a personal injury claim:

  • Arguments presented by the insurance adjuster or defense attorney.
  • Unexplained gaps in your medical treatment.
  • Comparative negligence.
  • Subjective injuries (e.g., soft-tissue and sprain/strain) versus objective injuries (e.g., broken or fractured bones).
  • Total medical bills incurred.
  • Expected future medical expenses.
  • Liability factors (e.g., the at-fault motorist’s distractions at the time of the motorcycle accident, DWI/DUI, etc.).
  • Emotional aspects of your story, such as significant losses.
  • Venue for potential lawsuits.

The insurance company may argue that you share some negligence in the accident. They might claim you were speeding, inattentive, or should have been more cautious at an intersection.

If your negligence is established, the jury’s damages award will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you. For example, if the jury awards $250,000 but determines you were 40% at fault, the final verdict would be adjusted to $150,000.

Challenges To Medical Bills

Expect the insurance company to dispute the amount of your medical bills. They often use “independent” doctors who primarily work with automobile insurance companies to conduct “peer reviews.” These experts, along with the insurance adjuster, may contend that some of your medical treatment was unnecessary or that your medical bills were unreasonable.

Pre-Existing Injuries and Damages

The “Eggshell Plaintiff” doctrine is recognized, meaning you are liable for any additional damages resulting from an accident, even if the person had a pre-existing injury or condition. This includes injuries that become symptomatic due to the accident or prior injuries that resurface.

Mullen & Mullen’s Approach

Our attorneys are well-versed in the “Eggshell Plaintiff” doctrine and frequently request prior medical records to provide evidence of injury aggravation. We also help prepare witness fact affidavits from friends and family members who can testify to the impact of the collision on your life.

Settlement Vs. Lawsuit

Deciding whether to accept the insurance company’s final offer or file a lawsuit depends on various factors, including additional attorney fees and case expenses related to litigation. Mullen & Mullen Law Firm offers guidance that prioritizes your best interests, considering risk versus reward, while ultimately respecting your decision.

What To Expect in a Lawsuit

When a lawsuit is filed, certain common occurrences take place:

  • Legal fees increase significantly.
  • Case expenses rise substantially.
  • The process typically lasts 9-15 months if the case settles before trial, but it could extend to years if a trial becomes necessary.
  • You may be required to answer written discovery questions, participate in a deposition, and attend court-ordered mediation.


Is There Bias Against Motorcycle Riders Among Insurance Adjusters and Jurors?

Certainly. Some insurance adjusters and jurors might have a predisposition to stereotype all motorcyclists based on the actions of a few. It’s crucial, therefore, to gather evidence that showcases your adherence to traffic regulations and responsible motorcycle operation.

Does Wearing a Helmet Make A Difference?

Yes, it does. Insurance adjusters may argue, and a jury could find, that you were comparatively negligent for not wearing a helmet. The insurance company is likely to contend that your injuries were exacerbated because you did not comply with helmet laws.


Attorneys Shane Mullen & Joseph Morrison

Call (314) INJURED to talk to a St. Louis motorcycle accident attorney right now. We won’t put any pressure on you to hire us on the spot. Simply learn how we’ll approach your case and get some excellent free advice. Make your decision only when you feel 100% ready. Do remember though, that the Missouri statute of limitations gives you just 5 years from the date of your accident to file a claim. BUT if you wait to contact a lawyer it may be too late to gather evidence. It’s critical to your potential claim to ACT FAST.

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St. Louis, MO 63102
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