Motorcycle Accidents Defending the Commonwealth

Our Bowling Green motorcycle accident attorneys help injured clients all over Kentucky receive the compensation they need to pay for their medical bills, bike repairs, and other expenses related to their accident.

Bowling Green Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Motorcycle Accident Claims in Kentucky

Motorcycles are a great way to get around Kentucky, but they are also far more dangerous than your average motor vehicle. They provide less protection, balance, and visibility than cars and trucks, making them highly susceptible to accidents and their riders prone to serious injury. Despite the stigma against motorcyclists that paints them as irresponsible daredevils, often, motorcycle accidents are caused by other motorists and not the biker.

At Kentucky Injury Law Center, we represent those who have been injured in motorcycle accidents due to the careless or reckless behavior of another driver. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident involving a motorcycle, we are prepared to fight for you.

Contact our accident lawyers today to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

Motorcycle Laws in Kentucky

In Kentucky, it is legal to operate a motorcycle without a helmet, but only if you are over 21 years of age and have had a motorcycle license for more than one year. Despite the leniency of the law, we highly encourage anyone who operates or rides on a motorcycle wear a helmet at all times.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

To prevent accidents, both motorcyclists and other motorists are responsible for driving defensively.

The following are the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Kentucky:

  • Dangerous road conditions: Anything from potholes to improper signage can cause a motorcyclist to lose control of their bike and crash.
  • DUIs: Driving any vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is always a bad idea.
  • Inexperience: A lack of experience in using a motorcycle can cause a rider to make unsafe maneuvers, which is dangerous both for themselves and other motorists.
  • Lane splitting: This is the term for when a biker rides their motorcycle between two lanes of traffic. While it is legal to lane split in Kentucky, it can be dangerous—especially for inexperienced motorcyclists.
  • Left-turn accidents: Making a mistake or not paying attention while taking a left turn are common causes of injury and death to people who operate motorcycles.
  • Motorcycle defects: A motorcycle defect can cause a devastating accident without warning. In such cases, the vehicle manufacturer may be held liable for your accident.
  • Opening vehicle doors: Also known as getting “doored,” this type of accident occurs when someone parks their car and then opens their vehicle’s door into a passing motorcyclist, causing them to crash.
  • Speeding: Speeding drastically reduces the chances of a driver stopping in time to prevent a collision while also increasing the severity of the impact and consequences of a crash.
  • Sudden stops: An abrupt stop can lead to a rear-end accident, which often results in serious injury or death to a motorcyclist—especially if the vehicle is following the biker too closely.
  • Unsafe lane changes: Drivers failing to check their blind spots or signal when changing lanes are a major factor in many motorcycle crashes.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcyclists lack the protection that closed motor vehicles afford, so injuries are usually far more devastating for bikers. Even though helmets and the proper gear can go a long way in protecting you from serious injury, you can still be very badly hurt and even killed if thrown from your bike.

Some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Road rash
  • Torso and pelvis trauma
  • Wrongful death

Your entire way of life might be altered by a motorcycle accident. Catastrophic injuries can lead to long term if not permanent damage. The cost of such injuries is immense, so it’s important to seek medical attention as well as the help of a motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible so you can get the compensation you need to pay for your accident expenses. Certain injuries may not be obvious, such as brain damage or a small fracture, so it’s best to have a doctor confirm that you are safe even if you feel fine.

At Kentucky Injury Law Center, we can help you get the medical treatment you need and also handle the legal aspects of your case while you focus on your recovery. Contact us today to get started.

The Kentucky Injury Law Firm Promise

  • We Will Work Tirelessly on Your Behalf

    We are hard-working trial lawyers fighting for hard-working Kentuckians, and we understand the importance of fighting to maximize your recovery.

  • We Will Always Keep You Informed

    The legal process can be long and confusing. We will be sure to keep you and your loved ones informed about your case during every step.

  • We Learn Your Story, Not Just Your Case

    It is our mission to treat each of our clients as humans first and clients second. When you come to us, we don't treat you like a number, we treat you as a person.

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