Louisville motorcycle accident injury lawyer who stands up for justice
Motorcycle accidents can be extremely severe in Louisville and throughout Kentucky. Motorcycles are significantly smaller than other vehicles. In accidents, other drivers may say they didn’t see the motorcycle. That’s no excuse. Our Louisville attorneys know motorcycles have every right to share the road with larger vehicles. Because motorcyclists have no protection around them, they are often susceptible to being thrown from their bikes and against the road or other objects in crashes.
At the Slechter Law Firm, we understand how to obtain financial compensation if someone else is at fault. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that was not your fault, you may be able to seek financial compensation for medical bills, motorcycle repair costs, lost wages and other crash-related damages. Email or call (502) 384-7400 or toll-free (855) 598-7425 today. Whatever works best for you. You decide. You’re in charge.
Some people often automatically point the finger at motorcyclists anytime there’s an accident. Often, the opposite is true. In many cases, drivers on highways such as I-65 or I-71 fail to leave enough space between them and motorcyclists. Or maybe the other driver was speeding or texting while driving on East Jefferson Street or West Market Street in downtown Louisville, leading to a serious rear-end crash.
Each year, more than 4,000 people die nationwide in motorcycle accidents. In 2010, a total of 4,502 motorcyclists were killed in accidents, according to data compiled by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In Kentucky, 98 motorcyclists were killed in that same year. In Indiana, the figure was 110 motorcyclists killed in 2010. In Tennessee, the total number of motorcyclists killed that same year was 138 people.
Serving motorcycle injury victims in Kentucky
In an instant, motorcyclists can sustain a serious injury. But the consequences of such an accident can last a lifetime. Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Broken bones or fractures. Leg fractures, broken arms and other broken bones are also often linked to damage to nerves and tendons.
- Damage to pelvis. Colliding into the motorcycle itself can sometimes cause damage to a rider’s pelvis, resulting in urological injuries.
- Road rash. Sliding across the ground at a high rate of speed can cause abrasions to the skin and even bones. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary.
- Spinal cord injury. This is among the most severe types of motorcycle accident injuries. Riders may become permanently disabled and unable to walk or use their arms.
- Traumatic brain injury. A strong blow to a motorcyclist’s head can result in mild to severe brain damage. TBI victims may require long-term care and rehabilitation.
The financial impact of a motorcycle accident injury can often be staggering. Medical expenses can add up fast. Loss of income due to not being able to work can compound the problem. Add to that unresponsive insurance companies and you have a recipe for extreme financial hardship.
If another driver caused your motorcycle accident injury, laws exist that enable you to seek compensation. In Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee, the Slechter Law Firm can work with you to make sure you get the money you rightfully deserve. Our experienced, knowledgeable law firm has helped many motorcycle accident victims get their lives back on track. Even if your accident seems straightforward, there are often unexpected issues that arise that may prevent you from being fairly compensated for your injuries.
Attorneys Mat A. Slechter and Meredith Kirklin Slechter know how to thoroughly investigate motorcycle accidents. We know what details to look for and what questions to ask to get to the truth. We believe strongly in the American legal system and holding people responsible for their actions.
Contact the Slechter Law Firm and discover why many others have put their trust in us. Schedule a free case evaluation today. To reach us by phone, please call (502) 384-7400 or toll-free at (855) 598-7425. We’re ready and eager to work with you.