Motorcycle Accident Injury Lawer Louisville | Karl Truman Attorney
MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYER
Motorcycle accidents are often more serious because the rider is left in the open, without restraints or barriers.
Truman Law Office may be able to help you recover damages for:
Loss of enjoyment of life
Future medical expenses
Loss of benefits
Pain and Suffering
Motorcycle riders are in a unique position on the road.
Motorcycle riders are in a unique position on the road. They enjoy the freedoms that come with their chosen form of transportation, but they are also left exposed to dangers not met by automobile drivers and other motorists. The lack of any substantial protective barriers between a motorcycle and the road, as well as the difficulty that other motorists may have in anticipating and seeing a motorcycle, leave riders prone to serious injury in the event of an accident. Motorcycle riders, therefore, must be aware of their legal rights and remedies if they are involved in a traffic accident. The insurance laws vary by state and may be very different with respect to motorcycles versus automobiles. Consequently, it is very important to consult with us regarding the applicable laws in the state in which your accident occurred.
Motorcycle accidents account for nearly 14% of all fatal traffic accidents.
While the nation has seen record low numbers of fatal accidents involving passenger cars and light duty trucks, unfortunately, the same cannot be said about motorcycle accidents. Biker fatalities continued their 11-year increase, reaching 5,290 in 2008; that’s nearly 14% of all fatal accidents reported in the U.S.
In Kentucky, the law requires that all riders younger than 21 years wear helmets, without exception. In Indiana, the law requires that all riders 17 and younger wear helmets.
Insurance Institute For Highway Safety