There is nothing like a narrow escape with a vehicle to remind Kentucky residents of the fragility of life. Being safely tucked into a car, truck or SUV may make such an event less stressful. However, if you were riding a motorcycle, it could have caused you to take time to wonder just how motorcycle accidents happen.

The unfortunate reality is that many motorcycle accidents are the result of other motorists simply not keeping an eye out for motorcycle riders. This is why it is important for drivers to stay alert when behind the wheel. For instance, drivers should always check their blind spots for motorcycles, particularly when changing lanes, turning or merging. Another good tip is to increase the driving distance when traveling behind a motorcycle.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, we can investigate whether the driver involved in your collision was negligent. Perhaps the driver was driving too fast, failed to stop at a stop sign or was otherwise reckless while driving. As a result, you suffered serious injuries. You could spend a significant amount of time recovering during which time you could incur substantial financial losses.

If this sounds familiar, then you probably need help recovering from those financial losses. Just as you need medical help, you may benefit from legal help while seeking restitution for your medical expenses, lost income and other damages. A successful personal injury claim filed in a Kentucky civil court could provide you with an award for damages often seen in other cases involving motorcycle accidents.

Source: FindLaw, “Bicycle Accidents,” accessed Dec. 2, 2017