Now that summer is upon us here in Frankfort, motorcycles are the preferred mode of transportation for many Kentucky residents. Most of the time motorcyclists are able to share the road safely with other drivers, but occasionally a motorcycle accident occurs that leads to serious injuries and even death.
Driving a motorcycle is a fun way for a person to get around but it can also be very dangerous. There are many different ways a motorcycle accident can occur. One way is that a car makes a left hand turn in front of a motorcyclist. This is the most dangerous situation for a motorcyclist and occurs in over 40 percent of motorcycle accidents. Another common accident is when a car goes into the same lane a motorcycle is in. Sometimes the motorcycle is in the car’s blind spot or the driver of the car doesn’t both to look and see if someone is in the other lane. Head on collisions can also occur. When a death occurs in a motorcycle accident, almost 80 percent occur because of a head on collision.
A motorcycle accident can affect a family for many years. No one expects their loved one will be involved in this kind of accident, but it can occur at any time. It is common for motorcycle accidents to cause serious injuries and even death. These accidents not only result in emotional trauma for families but can also be very expensive. A legal professional who is skilled in personal injury can help a family who has been affected by a motorcycle accident. An attorney can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses, review police reports and get answers as to what happened to cause the accident. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages.
There are many people in Kentucky who enjoy riding their motorcycle. It is important for other drivers to be aware of motorcyclists so that everyone stays safe on our roads.