At Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., we are the personal injury law firm that provides dedicated service to get the results that you deserve. For 40 years, we have been serving clients who have suffered injuries as the result of another’s negligence throughout Kentucky, West Virginia, and many other states.
We are dedicated to representing individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Our Kentucky motorcycle accident lawyers provide tough and aggressive representation aimed at moving your case forward and obtaining full compensation for your injuries.
Motorcycle enthusiasts are taking to the road in record numbers, and the 90 percent surge in sales since 1997 attests to the bike’s popularity. The U.S Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported more than 16,000 injuries and 3,000 motorcycle-related fatalities in 2002 (the highest number to date).
Motorcyclists are incredibly vulnerable on the roadways throughout Kentucky. Unlike those riding inside traditional vehicles, motorcyclists do not have the benefit of metal frames, crash-resistant bumpers and fenders, seatbelts, airbags, etc.
When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, they often sustain two impacts that can cause injuries. The first impact typically occurs with another vehicle and a second impact with the ground. Some of the most common injuries that motorcyclists sustain include:
Additionally, motorcyclists are likely to sustain various types of emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the crash, their injuries, and the recovery process. This includes, but is not limited to feelings of fear, anxiety, stress, sleeplessness, and more. It is not uncommon for Kentucky motorcycle crash victims to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Liability in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident will depend on a variety of factors. Just like any other type of motor vehicle accident that occurs in Kentucky, a motorcycle accident must be investigated by law enforcement officials. Additionally, other parties will likely conduct their own investigation, including insurance carriers and legal teams. A Kentucky motorcycle accident lawyer can help simplify this legal process.
The evidence will ultimately determine who is financially responsible for a motorcycle accident. Some of the main types of evidence that will be gathered in these incidents include photographs taken at the scene of the incident, any video surveillance footage available on nearby cameras, statements from eyewitnesses, 3D modeling from accident reconstruction experts, vehicle black box data, mobile device data, and more.
All drivers and motorcyclists in Kentucky are responsible for purchasing and maintaining a minimal amount of insurance. Most motorcycle accident claims are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers.
Motorcycle accidents can become incredibly challenging, particularly when it comes to recovering compensation. Determining fault is often not straightforward, and an attorney will use their resources to conduct a complete investigation into the incident. This will include gathering the evidence needed to prove what happened.
Additionally, a Kentucky motorcycle accident attorney will be the person to handle any communication with insurance carriers. This includes negotiating with them to recover a fair settlement on your behalf. You are trying to make sure that you are evaluated by financial and medical experts who can adequately calculate how much compensation you should receive. Finally, your attorney will prepare your claim for trial if the case reaches that point.
It is a harsh reality that cyclists are three times more likely than motorists to be killed on the road. Doctors report that most motorcycle injuries involve the spinal cord and extremities, while head injuries cause the majority of deaths.
Manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers can be held liable for defective or dangerous products. So can dangerous drivers who cause serious wrecks. The law offices of Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., can help you prove cases that include:
If you have been in a motorcycle accident, or are the survivor of a motorcycle-related fatality, you may be entitled to damages. Please contact the law offices of Gary C. Johnson, P.S.C., for assistance and advice from a Kentucky motorcycle accident attorney. Our firm works for injured people and their families. The law firm you choose does make a difference. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case, and we will always give you our honest opinion about your case in light of the facts, case law, and our experience with similar motorcycle accident cases. Call us today at (800) 337-4002, or use our online contact form.