Louisville Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Defending Injured Riders in Kentucky and Indiana
Motorcycle operators have the same rights to the roads as other motorists, but unfortunately are often involved in the most severe accidents. At Karl Truman Law, our team of experienced motorcycle accident attorneys know just how devastating the resulting injuries can be.
Although many victims hope their own insurance company is on their side, the unfortunate reality is that insurance companies are businesses that are more interested in their bottom line than your wellbeing.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident and are unsure what to do next, please call (502) 222-2222 for a free case evaluation in Louisville, Kentucky, or contact our office in Jeffersonville, Indiana, at (812) 282-8500 today.
Most Motorcycle Accidents Are Caused By Other Drivers
Although society at large tends to hold a view of motorcycles as dangerous, it is in fact the drivers of passenger cars who are often the cause of motorcycle wrecks. Some of the most common causes are:
- Failure of a passenger vehicle to yield right-of-way to a motorcycle operator
- Passenger vehicle drivers making lane changes without checking for the presence of other vehicles
- Passenger vehicle drivers making left-hand turns into motorcycles
- Passenger vehicle drivers tailgating motorcycles
- Passenger vehicle drivers driving while distracted or drunk drivers driving recklessly
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, most motorcycle accidents stem from the failure of a passenger vehicle driver to see the motorcycle.
We Fight for Injured Riders and Their Families
At Karl Truman Law, we know that no two motorcycle accidents are the same—from the location and the vehicles involved, to the injuries you’ve suffered. We approach each case from a fresh perspective, with strategies and tactics unique to your situation.
Many motorcycle accident victims don’t know exactly what their insurance should cover and can often be tricked out of fair compensation by their insurance company. Possible compensation that may be available in your motorcycle accident claim includes:
- Medical bills, including emergency treatment, surgeries, hospital stays, and other medical expenses
- Lost wages from the time you missed from work
- Loss of future earnings, based on what you stood to make if the accident hadn’t disrupted your career
- Costs associated with physical therapy, occupational rehabilitation, and other ongoing care
- Expenses you incur to modify your home or vehicle
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Costs of property damage
If you’ve lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, our legal team can handle your wrongful death claim with skill and compassion, and are here to help you get the maximum compensation you’re entitled to. While the money recovered will never compare to losing someone you love, it can help ease some of the economic and non-economic burdens your family may face after an unexpected death, including:
- Loss of wages
- Expenses for medical and palliative care your loved one received before passing
- Funeral, burial, and cremation costs
- Loss of companionship and guidance (loss of consortium)
At Karl Truman Law, an experienced personal injury lawyer is ready and available to hold your insurance company accountable when you get hurt. We are here to teach you how the insurance claim process works, gather and analyze evidence, negotiate with your insurance company, and even file a motorcycle accident claim on your behalf. When you need help, call the colonel.
Common Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents
Without the seatbelts, airbags, steel frame and other safety features of passenger cars, motorcycles are not as safe as other vehicles.
Motorcycle operators know, understand, and accept the risks associated with their bikes. As a responsible motorcycle rider, you do what you can to mitigate and live with those risks. And you should not be held responsible when your injuries are caused by someone else’s tragic mistake.
Unfortunately, because of the lack of protection, motorcycle riders often suffer very serious injuries in motor vehicle accidents. They include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Head, neck, and shoulder injury
- Spinal cord trauma
- Severe burns
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Amputations or loss-of-limb injuries
These are some of the worst injuries a person could suffer. Not only are they extraordinarily traumatic and painful, but they may involve disability. You may be unable to perform your former job duties. You may have had to undergo months and months of painstaking rehabilitation therapy. When injuries like these strike, the last thing you and your loved ones need to worry about is defending a personal injury claim.
If you or a loved one has suffered any of these injuries and need legal assistance, call Karl Truman Law today. Our team of Louisville motorcycle accident attorneys are here to take the burden of filing personal injury claims from you, so you can focus on getting back to normal.
Motorcycle Accident Victims Need Help From Lawyers Who Care
We have a close connection with motorcycle riders in the Louisville and Jeffersonville areas. Karl Truman is a founding member of the National Academy of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers. Our office is also involved in the community and supports local causes, including the Flag Ride for USA Cares.
We take motorcycle accident claims personally because we understand the devastation that serious injuries can have on you and your loved ones. When you contact one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, we will take the time to listen to your side of the story, provide you with a compassionate and objective assessment of your case, and guide you through the next steps.
Our focus is on providing an empathetic and safe attorney-client relationship, so you can trust us with the wellbeing of your claim. We work hard to fight against unfair settlement offers from your insurance company and will be by your side throughout the legal process, whether it ends in a settlement agreement or by trial.
At Karl Truman Law, we put your needs first and build personalized strategies that take your desired results into account while using proven and cutting-edge legal strategies to get you fair compensation for your injuries. We take pride in protecting our community and fighting for those who need it most.
What Our Motorcycle Accident Clients Say About Us
Our priority as Louisville motorcycle accident lawyers is to ensure the health and wellbeing of motorcycle accident victims are taken care of. We don’t do the work we do for the money, we do it to keep our community safe and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions. At Karl Truman Law Office, we pride ourselves on the results we get for injured motorcycle riders, and that’s why we let them speak for us.
Here’s what some of our past clients have to say about our law firm:
How to Protect Yourself: A Free Guide for Riders
Before you hit the road, make sure you have the tools to keep yourself safe. In Karl Truman’s free book, The Guide to Protecting Motorcyclists in Indiana & Kentucky, our principal attorney covers the dos and don’ts of finding and buying motorcycle insurance. This book also provides 179 free motorcycle riding tips that could save your life by preventing or minimizing injuries during an accident. If you or a loved one love to ride and are interested in learning more about protecting yourself, request Karl Truman’s free book today.
Count on the Colonel—Contact Us Today
When you need legal representation you can trust, contact the Colonel. At Karl Truman Law, we know personal injury law and are ready to fight for your rights when you need it most. If you or a loved one need legal assistance after an accident, contact our team today or call us at (502) 222-2222 to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.
The content provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject.