Paducah Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Seeking Full Recoveries for Clients
If you or a loved one has been injured, contact our Paducah motorcycle accident attorneys for a free consultation immediately. Katz Law has been helping clients heal since 1998 and has successfully represented catastrophically injured motorcyclists.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of motorcyclists killed in crashes has decreased over the years by approximately 5%, dropping to 4,985 in 2018.
However, it’s still important to know that motorcyclists are more likely to suffer from catastrophic injuries than those operating passenger cars. Motorcyclists have limited protection, such as seat belts, air bags, and outer coverings, which means riders can easily be thrown from their bikes upon impact.
Contact us online or by phone at (270) 778-0020 to schedule your consultation. You can rely on us to strengthen your claim through in-depth investigation and legal knowledge.
Motorcycle Defect Attorney
Drivers aren’t the only individuals who can be held liable for injuries in a motorcycle accident. Manufacturers may be at fault if the crash occurred due to a poorly designed or manufactured motorcycle part, such as defective brakes or tires.
Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Kentucky?
Kentucky law states that anyone riding a motorcycle, including passengers, who are under the age of 21 must wear a DOT approved helmet. Riders who have a permit or have had their license for less than a year also must legally wear a helmet. If you are legally required to wear a helmet and choose not to, you could be fined anywhere from $100 to $500 based on how many violations you have received. People who are 21 or older can choose whether or not to wear a helmet.
Even if you legally aren't required to wear a helmet, choosing to wear one could make a world of difference in an accident. If you get into an accident while riding a motorcycle, you are at a significantly increased risk of being injured than if you were in a car. Having the proper safety equipment could just save your life and help protect you against a catasrophic injury.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
It’s common knowledge that many motorcycle accidents cause catastrophic injuries for riders. A catastrophic injury is one that is considered more serious and to have a lasting impact on the way a victim lives their life – many of these injuries prevent people from going back to work and can impair their physical and mental abilities for the rest of their lives.
These injuries can include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Driving a car and riding a motorcycle use different skills and knowledge. Motorcyclists require certain physical abilities to navigate roads and obstacles safely that most car drivers don’t have to think about.
If you’re a new motorcyclist, you should spend time practicing until you become confident to ride in heavy traffic.
Call (270) 778-0020 for a free consultation with a knowledgeable Paducah motorcycle accident attorney. We can meet with you one-on-one and learn more about your accident and objectives.
Extremely professional- Ben V.
Highly Recommend!- Garry H.
Thank you!- Former Client
The best lawyer in Paducah!- Shea B.
Impressive courtroom skills- Michael S.