Louisville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Elite Advocacy for the Injured: Millions Recovered for Injured Kentuckians
Statistics continue to demonstrate that most highway collisions between cars and motorcycles are the fault of the motor vehicle drivers involved. Whether due to distraction, recklessness, drunk driving, or simply disobeying the rules of the road, motorists frequently endanger bikers by failing to perform simple tasks that would enable them to better share the road. When this happens, bikers are put in danger. If you or a close family member was hurt in a motorcycle accident, we urge you to speak with an attorney at your very earliest convenience. Our team here at the Justice Law Office is here to support and encourage you throughout this process.
We’re proud of our history and of our reputation for successful advocacy. Our clients know us and trust us, and you can, too. We prepare every difficult case that comes through our doors for litigation. This includes hiring expert witnesses such as medical experts and accident reconstructionists—whatever it takes to give our clients a voice and the best possible chance of success. Over the course of our firm’s history, we’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients. This includes $3 million in the last year alone.
You can retain us with confidence. We’re not about to let go of our reputation for tough, effective negotiation.
Driver Negligence Can Cause Motorcycle Accidents
In 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 56 in every 100,000 registered motorcycles was involved in a deadly accident. Compare this to 9 out of every 100,000 registered passenger cars, and you see the sobering truth: Being a motorcyclist can be dangerous.
Unfortunately, many of these accidents are preventable, and may be caused by the negligent or reckless actions of a passenger car driver. These actions include:
- Making dangerous maneuvers such as turning dangerously or braking suddenly
- Changing lanes or merging without checking blind spots
- Turning without checking properly
- Braking suddenly
- Driving over the speed limit or too fast for conditions
- Driving while under the influence of drugs / alcohol
- Distracted driving including texting behind the wheel
- Aggressive driving, such as speeding or tailing
When an accident occurs, the aftermath can be painful—especially for motorcyclists, who have much less protection and are thus in danger of incurring injury at a higher rate than the occupants of passenger vehicles. Some common examples of motorcyclist injuries include head trauma, spinal cord damage, road burn, internal trauma, and multiple fractures. You deserve advocacy after an accident; we urge you to speak with our team at the Justice Law Office to make that happen.
Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Dealing with the insurance company alone is never ideal. That is especially true after an accident, when you have many other pressing concerns, and when your damages are significant. Whether working with an insurance adjustor or fighting a case in court, our team can benefit you and change the outcome.
The sooner you get in touch with our team, the better. You should know about your rights. The Justice Law Office is passionate about advocating for injured Kentuckians. We offer a level of personal attention for our clients that is frankly rare in the legal landscape for this area. Our clients work closely with an accomplished attorney every step of the way. We’re never afraid to fight when we believe a client is getting a raw deal. And the reputation we’ve built for winning cases benefits you.
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Am I Required to Wear a Helmet in Kentucky?
Kentucky does not have a universal helmet use law for motorcyclists. The only riders who must wear a helmet while on a motorcycle are those who are under 21 years of age, who only have a motorcycle instruction permit, and those who have had a motorcycle license for less than one year. However, we cannot stress enough the importance of wearing a helmet at all times to protect yourself, even if you just ride your motorcycle on weekends for fun.
What Do I Say If the Other Party’s Insurance Company Contacts Me?
You should not say much of anything if the other party’s insurance company contacts you after your motorcycle accident. There is no law that requires you to provide this company with a recorded statement at that time. You should keep any statements you do give them simple and straightforward. Something like, “I do not have a statement to give you at this time.” Next, tell them that you are going to hire an attorney who will be in touch with them. Let your motorcycle accident lawyer do all the future talking for you.
Will My Health Insurance or Sick Leave Limit My Motorcycle Accident Recovery?
Technically, your motorcycle accident case recovery can be reduced or limited if your health insurance and employment-related sick leave pay for some of your damages. You are not allowed to “double-dip” into damages through a claim, which means you can’t be paid twice for the same exact damage. However, you can demand any wage gap created by your sick pay or disability pay and your normal income amount. For example, if you receive 66% of your normal wages through disability benefits after a motorcycle accident, then you can seek the remaining 34% in your claim.