Louisville, Kentucky Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Well over a thousand motorcyclists are injured in motorcycle accidents in Kentucky every year, and many dozens are killed. Often the fault lies with the other driver, who failed to drive safely and attentively in the vicinity of the motorcyclist. The Kentucky personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Mushlin & Vantrease, PLLC in Louisville understand the serious nature of motorcycle accidents and the unique issues motorcyclists face when seeking compensation from a negligent driver. If you or a loved one has been injured in a Kentucky motorcycle accident, give us a call and find out how we can help you.
Motorcycle Accidents Cause Serious Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
It should come as no surprise that as the victims of motorcycle accidents, riders are at risk of serious personal injury or wrongful death. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that riders are nine times more likely to suffer an injury in a collision than the driver or passengers of an automobile. Astonishingly, riders are also 37 times more likely to suffer a fatality in an accident than the occupants of a motor vehicle.
Many factors contribute to this dangerous situation for motorcycle riders. Cars continue to be built stronger with advanced technology to keep their occupants safe, while riders find themselves with no more protection than the bike itself, the clothes on their back and the helmet on their head, if they choose to wear one. Exposed as they are on a much smaller and lighter vehicle than the car or truck which strikes them, it is no wonder that riders are so much more susceptible to serious injury or death.
Riders also suffer from the inattentiveness of drivers who make sudden stops, turns or lane changes without signaling or checking their mirrors and blind spots to see if another vehicle is approaching, including a motorcycle. Some drivers simply do not respect motorcycles and their duty to share the road with them and will therefore purposely drive recklessly or aggressively around them. At Mushlin & Vantrease, PLLC, we fight for the rights of accident victims whether they were harmed by negligence, recklessness or even intentional misconduct.
Injury Attorneys Who Understand Motorcycle Riders
We at Mushlin & Vantrease, PLLC are riders too, and you can rest assured that you will be represented by an attorney committed to helping motorcyclists, because we understand the unique needs of motorcycle riders. Our Louisville, Kentucky motorcycle attorneys know that motorcycle riders involved in accidents are more likely than drivers or passengers of other motor vehicles to sustain serious injuries. We also understand that many insurance companies issue motorcycle policies without Kentucky No-Fault insurance coverage, or that may not cover your after-market customizations. At Mushlin & Vantrease, PLLC, we will work to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your injuries and that you receive money to repair the damage to your motorcycle.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Kentucky, call the Louisville, Kentucky motorcycle attorneys of Mushlin & Vantrease, PLLC for a free consultation regarding your case.