Florence Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Serving the Injured Throughout Kentucky
Motorcycles have long been associated with adrenaline junkies and reckless individuals begging to be injured, but motorcycle accidents aren’t always isolated incidents caused by the rider. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 54 percent of all fatal motorcycle accidents in 2016 involved at least one motor vehicle in addition to the motorcycle. It turns out that many motor vehicle drivers are responsible for accidents that injure motorcyclists.
When you need help after a Kentucky motorcycle accident, you can turn to Greene & O’Malley Attorneys at Law. Our Florence motorcycle accident attorneys know just how vulnerable victims are after accidents and can aim for the maximum amount of financial compensation available so you never have to worry about paying for your prescription medication, hospital bills, and other damages. With so much at stake, including your future, you don’t want to miss out on your opportunity to improve your quality of life.
Take advantage of your free consultation by calling us today at (859) 594-7730, or fill out our online form. We offer flexible scheduling for clients and overall convenient service to help you during a painful time.
Common Motorcycle Injuries
Though victims of motorcycle accidents can suffer the same kinds of injuries as drivers and passengers in car accidents, they are more likely to experience severe, or catastrophic, injuries. Car drivers and passengers have airbags and seat belts to protect them upon impact, but motorcycles offer little to prevent motorcycle riders from being thrown from their bikes. It also doesn’t take much to send a motorcyclist flying off their bikes, as 3,000-pound vehicles can apply a lot of force in a collision, especially if they happen to be speeding.
What is the most common motorcycle injury? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 30 percent of all non-fatal motorcycle injuries happen to the legs and feet and 22 percent occur to the head and neck. Head and neck injuries can be especially serious, as a traumatic brain injury can cause cognitive dysfunction and require lifelong medical care.
Other serious injuries commonly associated with motorcycle accidents include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
The NHTSA has also reported that motorcycle riders are nearly 27 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than occupants of passenger vehicles. These accidents can be caused by the same factors that cause car crashes, though many accidents occur when vehicle drivers fail to check their blind spots and mirrors before changing lanes or making turns. Motorcyclists can easily be hidden in blind spots and thus be seriously injured when they’re struck by drivers who aren’t paying attention.
Other common causes of motorcycle accidents include distracted driving in general, failing to yield, road defects, and driving under the influence. Dooring, which refers to parked cars that open their doors in the path of oncoming motorcyclists, is unique to motorcycle and bicycle accidents.
What Should You Do After a Motorcycle Accident?
After a motorcycle accident, your health should be your first priority. Calling for medical attention is necessary so your injuries are treated as soon as possible; you can also use your receipts and medical records as evidence to support your personal injury claim.
If you’re able, make sure to document as much of your accident as possible. Gathering the contact information of others involved, as well as witnesses, and taking photos of vehicle damage and your injuries can all help you when you file your claim. Our law firm can pick up from where you left off and use our resources to investigate your accident.
What Time of Day Do Most Motorcycle Accidents Happen?
According to crash data collected by the NHTSA, most fatal motorcycle accidents occur between 3 p.m. and midnight. There are various reasons for this, including the fact that the hours between 3 and 6 p.m. are peak traffic times for individuals traveling home from work. There are countless more cars on the road and more opportunities for errors to be made.
Additionally, the number of impaired drivers on the road increases in the evening as drivers drunkenly drive home after parties or happy hours at bars. Motorcyclists may also be less visible to drivers on the road when the sun goes down, which is why they’re instructed to use their lights properly and to not always assume that drivers can see them.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be dealing with more than just physical wounds. Our lawyers can ensure you don’t pay a dime for your damages like property damage or medical bills. Having recovered millions for our past clients, we know what to do to get you the results you want.
With more than 50 years of experience, our firm can be trusted to go above and beyond to achieve your legal goals and help you move on after an accident. Call our Florence motorcycle accident attorneys today at (859) 594-7730.
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