Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Bowling Green, KY
Put Nearly 30 Years of Legal Experience in Your Corner
Motorcycle accidents represent a complicated area of
personal injury law in which just about everyone assumes that the rider must be mostly at
fault for the accident. At the Law Office of Pamela C. Bratcher, we are
compassionate and dedicated when it comes to upholding the rights of injured
motorcycle riders. From the beginning of your case to the end, our Bowling
Green motorcycle accident attorney will work diligently to dismantle courtroom
and insurance company biases that assume riders are reckless by nature,
all to ensure you get every last cent you deserve after being hurt by
a third party's negligence.
We should get to work on your case right away. Call 270.977.8910 as soon
as you can.
Top Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Kentucky
Even though there appears to be an overhanging assumption that motorcycle
riders cause the accidents, the truth is that a great deal of motorcycle
accidents are caused by other parties involved. When we manage your claim,
we will want to thoroughly consider the true cause of your motorcycle
accident, and how we can prove it. This process begins by understanding
some of the top causes of motorcycle accidents in the state and seeing
if any align to your case.
Many motorcycle accidents in Kentucky are caused by:
Drivers not checking blind spots: When a motorist looks into their side mirrors or over their shoulder to
change lanes, most are conditioned to look for a large vehicle or two
distinct headlights. The result is that many drivers are "motorcycle
blind" or simply do not register that they have spotted a rider there.
A motorcycle rider obliging to all the rules of the road may be sideswiped
by a negligent driver without warning for this reason.
Motorists turning left too soon: Some of the most catastrophic motorcycle accidents are caused by drivers
turning left on a green without checking for approaching traffic. Similar
to being "motorcycle blind" when merging, drivers may subconsciously
think that only two headlights or a clearly noticeable vehicle require
them to yield on left turns. When a car cuts in front of a motorcyclist,
there is virtually no way for the rider to stop safely, either crashing
into the car or hitting the brakes so hard that the rider is ejected into traffic.
Poor road conditions: Cracks, debris, and slickness on the road that might not impact the driving
safety of a four-wheeled vehicle can be devastating to a lighter, two-wheeled
motorcycle. When a rider crashes due to poor road conditions, it can be
difficult to pinpoint liability and a claim might rely on the rider possessing
uninsured motorist (UM) insurance. Our legal team knows how to approach
these cases to guide our clients to success.
Severe Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents
A rider caught in a motorcycle accident will more than likely suffer a
catastrophic injury. Riders are also much more likely to be
fatally injured in a crash than a driver in a similar speed accident. Any compensation
won through a settlement or verdict will need to consider the full extent
of the rider's injuries and just how much it can cost them when everything
is evaluated, including life-long rehabilitation.
Injuries often recorded in motorcycle accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord damage
- Permanent disfigurement (road rash)
- Bone fractures
Compassionate Legal Services Delivered with Experience – 270.977.8910
Sometimes the most difficult part of a motorcycle accident claim is getting
it started. Do not hesitate to
contact our Bowling Green personal injury lawyer the moment you need help. With our
free case evaluations, you can get to know your own rights and legal options better without
needing to reach for your wallet first.