Motorcycle Accidents Can Cause Many Types of Serious Personal Injuries

Motorcyclists are not protected inside the four metal walls of a cabin, unlike other motorists. There are no airbags, side curtains, or safety belts. Motorcyclists do not have crunch zones or cushions to prevent them from physical harm. This is why motorcyclists involved in motor vehicle accidents are more likely to get serious injuries and sustain significant personal injuries. This is particularly true of motorcycle accidents with tractor trailer trucks.

In any motorcycle accident, it is very easy for a motorcyclist to get seriously hurt. Even low speed or small impact collisions can cause serious personal injuries and even death. Small and light bumper taps from any vehicle, especially a tractor trailer truck, can be catastrophic for a motorcyclist. Some common motorcycle injuries include the following:

  • Broken bones, especially arms, legs, wrists, ankles, and ribs;

  • Organ damage, including ruptures and lacerations to the kidneys;

  • Traumatic brain injuries;

  • Road rash;

  • Deep lacerations requiring stitches or staples;

  • Spinal cord injuries;

  • Permanent scarring;

  • Impaling injuries;

  • Permanent nerve damage;

  • Crushing injuries, particularly when run over by a tractor trailer truck;

  • Emotional injuries, including anxiety and depression;

  • Paralysis;

  • Paraplegia or quadriplegia;

  • Wrongful death.

What to Do After a Motorcycle Accident

Following a motorcycle wreck, if able to do so, it is recommended that motorcycle accident victims:

  1. Stop their bike, exchange information, and report the accident to law enforcement;

  2. Secure evidence at the scene by taking photographs and gathering the contact details of any witnesses;

  3. Go to the hospital and get professional medical attention for any injuries;

  4. Avoid offering a recorded statement to the insurance company; and

  5. Consult with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.

An Overview of Motorcycle Accident Liability in Kentucky

Kentucky is a comparative fault motor vehicle accident state. Parties will be held liable for a motorcycle accident in proportion to their blame for the collision. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in Kentucky include:

  • Speeding;

  • Red light/stop sign violations;

  • Distracted driving;

  • Intoxicated driving

  • Drivers changing lanes into a motorcycle;

  • Drivers making left turns in front of a motorcycle; and

  • Road hazards.

How Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Tate Meagher Can Help

A former insurance company defense lawyer, Tate Meagher knows how insurers operate. He uses his unique skills, experience, and background to help injured victims maximize their financial recovery. When you reach out to our office, you will speak to a Kentucky motorcycle accident attorney who will:

  • Conduct a no cost, comprehensive review of your motorcycle accident case and provide a legal opinion as to the likelihood of success in your case;

  • Investigate your accident—gathering all relevant evidence, including police reports, photographs, medical records, and more;

  • Handle all correspondence and settlement discussions with insurance adjusters; and

  • Take whatever legal action is needed to maximize your financial recovery.



If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, Don’t Wait, Call Tate at (502) 309-9213 to schedule a free consultation now.

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