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Motorcycle Accidents

Louisville Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Across the U.S., motorcycle accident fatalities have more than doubled since 1996, from roughly 2,100 to about 4,800 in 2006. Motorcycle accidents on Kentucky highways and roads killed 98 people in 2006, and hundreds more motorcyclists are severely injured each year. If you’ve been hurt — or if a loved one has been killed — in a motorcycle accident in Kentucky, you can turn to attorney Brett H. Oppenheimer.

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Disproportionate Share of the Roadway Fatalities

According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 11 percent of Kentucky’s traffic fatalities in 2006 involved motorcycle accidents, although the percentage of all Kentucky-registered vehicles comprised by motorcycles is only 3 percent. There are close to 60,000 motorcycles registered in the Commonwealth, and the number keeps growing as fuel prices climb.

Unsafe Driving

Unfortunately, many motorcycle accidents are caused by negligent drivers. A driver might be held liable for your motorcycle accident if it was caused for any of the following reasons:

  • Driver of a larger vehicle failed to take not of motorcyclist on the road
  • Driver failed to give a motorcyclist a full lane width.
  • Driver failed to use his or her turn signal when changing lanes or merging with traffic
  • Driver failed to check his or her blind spot, therefore missing the motorcyclist's presence
  • Driver failed to allow enough following distance behind a motorcyclist

Recovering Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident

In a personal injury claim, you can pursue compensation for the following types of damages:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Rehabilitation and recovery
  • Pain and suffering

In a wrongful death case, family members may also pursue compensation for funeral/burial costs.

Talk to a Louisville Lawyer About Your Motorcycle Accident

Every motorcycle accident is unique. Contact our Louisville motorcycle accident lawyers for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal alternatives.

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