Whether you ride for pleasure or economic reasons, being on your motorcycle provides you with benefits that passenger cars do not. On the other hand, riding also comes with certain risks. The fact of the matter is that motorcycle accidents do not always end well for the riders, whether they take place here in Kentucky or elsewhere.
The injuries you could suffer may be catastrophic. You could face permanent or debilitating injuries that change your life forever. You could lose a limb, suffer burns or spend the rest of your life paralyzed from a spinal cord injury that could start at your neck or further down your back. You could potentially suffer a traumatic brain injury as well. Your legs and feet are also vulnerable.
Sadly, many motorists fail to see motorcycles until it is too late. You may be cut off by a vehicle or a car could make a turn right into your path. Regardless of the circumstances, you are now injured. You may require hospitalization, physical therapy and ongoing treatment for months, years or the rest of your life. Between your medical expenses and lost income, you could face significant financial losses.
The last thing you need right now is to worry about how you will cover your financial obligations. If another party caused the accident, you may be able to seek restitution for those losses. As happens in other cases involving motorcycle accidents, providing a Kentucky civil court with appropriate evidence that establishes that your injuries resulted from the negligence of another could result in an award of damages. Any restitution you receive could help with your current and future medical and other needs.