Lexington Motorcycle Accident Attorney

While riding a motorcycle is a fun pastime for many, it can also be dangerous. Because of the lack of protection provided by a motorcycle, the injuries can quickly become serious. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, you need the help of a highly experienced attorney when seeking damages from the driver who caused your accident. Our lawyers at Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC, have 60 years of combined legal experience helping victims and their families.

Motorcyclist Injuries Can Be Life-Changing

Motorcycles are smaller and lighter than vehicles with four or more wheels, and they offer no external protection to the rider during a crash. Because of all these factors, motorcyclists are many times more likely than other motorists to suffer catastrophic injuries or death in a crash. Some of the most common motorcyclist injuries include:

  • Broken bones, cuts and bruises
  • Road rash (severe skin abrasions caused by sliding across the pavement)
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Injuries to the neck and spinal cord, sometimes resulting in paralysis (paraplegia and quadriplegia)
  • Soft-tissue injuries like whiplash

In addition to being debilitating, these injuries are likely to result in steep and unaffordable medical bills. The insurance company will do everything it can to deny or limit your claim. You need an advocate who knows how to hold insurers accountable for their financial obligations. Available damages after a motorcycle accident could include compensation for medical expenses (present and future), lost wages from time spent unable to work, scarring and disfigurement, permanent disability and the costs of adaptive modifications to your home, pain and suffering and more.

Understanding How Helmet Laws And Helmet Use Could Impact Your Case

In Kentucky, bikers must wear a helmet if they have only a permit, have had their license less than one year, or are under 21 years old. Any driver or passenger aged 21 or over is not legally required to wear a helmet. This can have an impact on your case. If you meet the criteria that requires a helmet and you weren’t wearing one, the other driver can argue that point and attempt to reduce your compensation.

Even if you were wearing a helmet, you need an experienced attorney who not only can prove your level of damages and that the other party was at fault, but also can minimize your level of assigned fault for the accident. This can result in higher compensation. The injuries sustained in these cases can have lifelong effects. You deserve to be sufficiently compensated.

Contact Our Experienced Motorcycle Crash Lawyers Today

Motorcycle accidents can result in a future you never planned for. We can help you build the strongest possible case. Don’t take on the complicated legal system alone. Contact our Lexington office today at 859-286-7840 or fill out our contact form. Hablamos español.