Need an Injury Lawyer for a Kentucky Motorcycle Accident?
When it comes to motorcycles, you love the experience when you board up for the day, helmet on, sky beautiful, and head out onto the open and clear roadways so that you can enjoy a little time to yourself. Nobody who boards a motorcycle thinks right off the bat “I could die on the roads today” but, unfortunately, many riders don’t make it home due to the negligence of other drivers. You may have seen motorcycle accidents on the news, and the consequences of these accidents are almost always the same: permanent injuries or fatalities.
What can you do if you have been injured on your motorcycle due to another party? What if a driver was not looking out for you and breached their duty of care for you on the roadways? As a motorcyclist, you are one of the most vulnerable parties on the roads, and this is why you are offered certain protections by those who have larger vehicles than you. You can very easily be knocked off of your bike and you don’t want this to happen and cause a lasting impact on your life that you may never recover from. Let us help you every step of the way if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. We can get you the compensation you deserve in this trying time.
Who is Liable for My Motorcycle Accident?
When it comes to liability, it may not be as easy as it seems. These accidents happen so quickly that it isn’t always easy to tell exactly what happened, which is why you should have police on the scene of your accident to help determine how the accident occurred and witnesses who can paint a better picture. You know that another party acted in a negligent or reckless way and now, as a result, you are seriously injured and wonder how you can move forward. The medical bills keep adding up after you have sustained a fracture, broken bone, brain injury, or any other type of related injury that are common to motorcycle accidents. You wonder how you can be compensated and hold another party liable after they have acted in a reckless way and changed lanes in front of you or turned left at an intersection even though they should have been watching out for you. Let’s look at some of the common ways these accidents occur in Kentucky each and every year.
The Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
- A car makes a left turn in front of you when you are both going through an intersection. This can happen due to the driver not knowing how quickly you are traveling or because they were distracted at the time of the accident, such as drivers reading texts at intersections or changing the radio station.
- A car changes lanes after they looked to the side and didn’t see you there. This could be because you were in a blind spot or because they were rushing to get into another lane and just didn’t notice you even though it was clear that you were there.
- A vehicle hits you from behind because they were looking away at the time of the accident or because they were following you too closely.
- Somebody in an active traffic jam or parked alongside the street open their car door, sending you to tumble off your bike.
No matter how these accidents occur, they can always be devastating to a driver. These accidents don’t seem like they would cause as much trauma as they do but consider the fact that motorcyclists are not protected like we are in a motor vehicle. As a result, being thrown from a motorcycle could mean instant death and a simple fender-bender may not be as ‘simple’ as it seems.
If a party acted negligently and you have been injured, you have a right to compensation – and we can help. You deserve compensation for aspects like piling medical bills, lost wages due to missed work, emotional suffering, and so much more. We want to help you in your time of need, so give us a call today to get started. We’re waiting to hear from you.