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Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Fighting For Kentucky Bikers

Last updated on June 17, 2024

In an accident, motorcycle riders are almost always defenseless against cars, trucks and other motor vehicles. After an accident, riders may also feel defenseless against the tactics of insurance companies. In both circumstances, our motorcycle accident attorneys are here to advocate for the rights of injured riders.

We are Fessler, Schneider & Grimme LLP, a personal injury law firm serving the people of Kentucky. If you are a rider who has experienced an accident, you can rely on our local motorcycle accident attorneys to advocate for your rights. With decades of experience, we will guide you through this difficulty, seek compensation for your damages and help you move forward with your life.

Should I Get A Lawyer For A Motorcycle Accident?

Motorcycle accidents can result in severe injuries to the rider. Injured motorcyclists can face substantial medical bills and long-term health complications – and motorcyclists are often blamed for their own injuries due to long-standing biases that unfairly portray them as reckless.

There really is no question: If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced lawyer for your motorcycle accident claim.

Dealing with insurance paperwork, medical appointments and legal proceedings can be overwhelming, especially while you are trying to recover from your injuries. Insurance companies, when they know their insured party is at fault, often offer quick settlements that may not cover all the expenses and losses incurred in a motorcycle accident. This is why it is important not to settle for the first claim offered by the company.

A motorbike injury lawyer can:

  • Maximize your compensation: Motorcycle injury lawyers can help you receive fair compensation for all your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. They can also look ahead and include future lost wages and medical bills into the equation, which is important. If you accept the insurance company’s initial offer, you have to sign away your right to pursue further compensation – no matter how inadequate the settlement.
  • Protect your rights: By enlisting the services of a lawyer, you safeguard your rights and prevent insurance companies from taking advantage of you during the claims process. A lawyer can make certain that evidence in support of your claim is properly preserved or obtained, and that all the necessary legal steps are followed within the statute of limitations.
  • Offer peace of mind: Having a dedicated advocate on your side can provide invaluable peace of mind, allowing you to focus on your recovery. While you rebuild your life after the accident, your motorcycle injury lawyers can handle the negotiations and, when necessary, litigate on your behalf.

By consulting with a lawyer for motorcycle accidents, you protect your rights and receive access to the resources necessary to rebuild your life after such a traumatic event.

Why You Should Not Talk To Insurers After An Accident

After a serious accident or injury, do not communicate with any insurance companies until you have a lawyer. Insurance companies have only one priority: their own profits. Their representatives will likely try to get you to make incriminating statements to reduce the settlement that you receive. Instead, contact us, and we will ensure you stand a fighting chance against these powerful corporations.

Commonly Asked Questions Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers See:

As we represent clients through their injury claims, we also take the time to answer their questions. Some of the most common motorcycle accident questions we get include:

What percentage of motorcycle riders have accidents?

According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, roughly 72 of every 100,000 riders suffer a motorcycle accident. While these accidents are not extremely common, they are considerably dangerous.

Where is a motorcyclist most likely to crash?

One of the most common locations of motorcycle crashes is at intersections. Between the natural blind spots of most vehicles, busy road conditions and distracted drivers who are not looking out for motorcycles, it is reasonable to understand why these accidents are so common at these locations.

What time of day do most motorcycle accidents occur?

One of the most dangerous times of the day to ride a motorcycle is between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. During this time, many other drivers are coming home from work, and their exhaustion and eagerness to go home cause them to drive recklessly. This danger, paired with increased traffic during rush hour, can spell serious danger for motorcyclists.

What are the common injuries after a motorcycle accident?

Some types of motor vehicle accidents are more prone to certain injuries than others. For motorcycle accidents, riders often experience severe injuries including disfigurement, road rash, traumatic brain injuries, facial fractures, broken bones and burns.

What not to do after a motorcycle accident?

Even when another driver is directly responsible for your accident, certain actions of yours can jeopardize your compensation claim. Avoid posting about your accident online and discussing it with anyone other than your motorcycle accident attorney. Additionally, avoid talking to the other driver, their insurance representative or their legal representative without your lawyer present.

As Your Neighbors, We Care About You

As residents of Fort Thomas, our lawyers care personally about each of our clients. You are part of our community, and we treat you as such. Throughout your case, we will provide you with the respect and dignity that the driver who hit you and the insurance companies that try to take advantage of you will not. To learn more about how we can help you, explore our frequently asked questions page.

Level The Playing Field: Contact A Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

With our team at Fessler, Schneider & Grimme LLP on your side, you will have the strong representation that you need to seek the compensation that you deserve. You can schedule a free initial consultation at our office by calling 859-305-8659 or by using our online contact form. We are ready to advocate for you.