If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, the attorneys at Walker Wallace PLC are here to help. Each of our lawyers in Louisville gives complete and total effort to holding responsible parties liable for the injuries they have caused you.
Because of the small size and unprotected nature of motorcycles, riders are likely to suffer serious injuries when involved in accidents. According to the Kentucky State Police , 98 motorcycle-related deaths occurred in Kentucky in 2012. The total of motorcycle accidents increased from 61 in 2011, for a 60 percent increase over a one-year span.
Motorcycle operators may also be blamed for negligent or reckless driving, so it is important to seek help from an attorney immediately to protect your best interests.
Identifying common causes of motorcycle accidents
One of the most common causes of mishaps we see each year is other drivers who simply do not see motorcycles on the road. These drivers make sudden lane changes, cut off motorcycles or rear-end them. Other common causes of motorcycle crashes include:
- Winding roads
- Blind corners
- Wet roads
- Improperly marked construction zones
What would be only a minor accident for a larger vehicle can cause serious injuries to a motorcyclist. We, along with other Motorcycle accident lawyers recommend wearing a helmet, goggles and other protective gear when riding a bike.
Recovering damages even when you’re partially at fault
In some cases, motorcyclists may contribute to the cause of an accident because of such acts as lane splitting or speeding. However, even if you were partially at fault in causing an accident, our legal team may help you recover partial compensation for your injuries and property damage.
Kentucky is a pure comparative negligence state, which means that the judge or jury apportions each party a percentage of fault and awards compensation based on that percentage. For example, if the defendant proves you were ten percent at fault in an accident and your lawyer wins $20,000 on your behalf, your compensation would be reduced by $2,000.
Contact our motorcycle accident lawyers in Louisville for a free initial consultation
If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a motorcycle wreck caused by the negligence of another, seek help right away. At Walker Wallace PLC, each of our attorneys is committed to holding drivers liable when they fail to take the care necessary to share the road with smaller vehicles like motorcycles. To obtain personalized service from one of our caring, experienced lawyers in Louisville, contact us today for a free initial consultation either online or by phone at 502-937-1125.