Kentucky Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Bicyclists are one of Kentucky’s most vulnerable road users. In a vehicle collision, a cyclist can suffer life-altering injuries that require expensive medical care and have long-term physical, personal and financial repercussions. At Bryant Law Center, our bicycle accident attorneys in Kentucky know how to help clients work through these types of cases. We will give you what you need to pick up the pieces and put your life back together. We are passionate about our advocacy for justice and the protection of clients’ rights.
What Sets Bryant Law Center Apart?
- Our core value is helping people. We are compassionate bike accident lawyers who understand what our clients are going through and go the extra mile to achieve positive results.
- We are knowledgeable. We have more than 30 years of experience negotiating with insurance companies and taking Kentucky bicycle accident cases to trial.
- Our law firm’s fees are affordable. At Bryant Law Center P.S.C., you won’t pay anything upfront for our services. We only charge attorney’s fees if we win the case.
- We handle personal injury litigation in Kentucky, including Paducah, Louisville, Mayfield, Murray, and Hopkinsville.
Why You Need an Attorney
Recovering the financial compensation that you deserve for a bike accident is unfortunately not always easy in Kentucky. The insurance company that you turn to for coverage – even your own provider – will most likely attempt to avoid paying you a fair amount. You may need assistance from an attorney to negotiate for a fair case value. Obtaining full financial compensation is especially important if your doctor believes that you will need future medical care, such as ongoing physical therapy or rehabilitation for your injuries.
In addition to fighting for maximum financial compensation, a bicycle accident attorney can give you greater mental peace to focus on healing from your serious injuries by handling the legal side of your case for you. Your lawyer can take care of accident investigation, evidence collection, eyewitness statements, gathering records and medical documents, and many other tasks that are necessary to build your bicycle injury claim.
Bicycle Accident Facts in Kentucky
Bicycle accidents occur almost daily in Kentucky. Some of these accidents result in severe to catastrophic injuries for the cyclist, while others are fatal. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, in 2020, there were 354 total bicycle collisions – 231 injury accidents and 4 fatal accidents. This was a slight increase from 347 bicycle accidents in 2019. National bicycle accident statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety state that 843 bicyclists were killed in traffic accidents in 2019. Every time a bicyclist gets on the road in Kentucky, he or she is at risk of getting into an accident with a car. Most of these collisions are preventable.
What Caused Your Bicycle Accident?
Negligence is often a factor in bicycle accidents in Kentucky. In a personal injury law context, negligence is the failure to exercise a normal amount of care. When this results in traffic collisions, the injured victim may have the right to file a lawsuit to hold the negligent party responsible. Before you can consider a lawsuit as an option in Kentucky, however, you must determine the cause of your accident. Common causes are:
- The driver’s alcohol involvement
- Driver distraction/cell phone use
- Disregard for traffic control signals
- Broken roadway rules
- Driver fatigue
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Following bikes too closely
- Improper backing or passing
- Misjudging clearance
Motor vehicle drivers are often behind bicycle accidents in Kentucky. Every driver has a responsibility to pay attention to the road, obey traffic laws and respect bicyclists’ rights. Failing to uphold these responsibilities invites accident risks and can result in serious injuries and tragic deaths. If you believe that someone else is responsible for causing your recent bicycle accident, discuss your legal options with an attorney at Bryant Law Center P.S.C.
Common Bicycle Accident Injuries
Our lawyers have the experience and knowledge to get the best resolution for any type of injury case. We have dedicated teams of attorneys and case managerss, as well as connections to lawyers, doctors and expert witnesses. This gives us the capability to help clients with all types of injuries inflicted by bicycle accidents, including:
- Broken bones
- Scrapes and lacerations
- Road rash
- Soft-tissue injuries
- Tendon, muscle and ligament injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Skull fractures
- Face and eye injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Chest injuries
- Rib fractures
- Internal organ damage
- Crush injuries
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with any type of injury after a bicycle accident in Kentucky, contact our local lawyers to find out how we can help. We put our clients first and treat people like family. This means that we will do what it takes to get fair results for your injury claim.
Is Kentucky a No-Fault State?
Yes and no. Kentucky is a “choice no-fault” car insurance state, meaning that drivers can opt-in or opt-out of the no-fault system. After a bicycle accident, you may need to turn to your own automobile insurance company for coverage. All drivers in Kentucky must carry personal injury protection (PIP) insurance to pay for their own medical bills. If you do not have car insurance, you may be able to seek compensation from the driver who struck you. You may also have the right to hold the driver accountable if he or she caused your accident and you have opted out of the no-fault system.
In Kentucky, there is also a tort threshold for serious injuries. If a bicycle accident results in at least $1,000 in necessary medical expenses, a broken bone, a permanent injury, scarring or disfigurement, or death, the victim has the right to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. In this situation, you or your attorney will need to prove that the driver caused your bicycle accident using a preponderance of the evidence. If you are not sure whether you have the right to hold a driver responsible for your bicycle accident in Kentucky, consult with a lawyer at the Bryant Law Center P.S.C. for advice.
Contact a Kentucky Bicycle Accident Lawyer for a Free Case Review in Kentucky
You are going through a lot as the victim of a bicycle accident in Kentucky. We understand how difficult this time is and are here to help. Our lawyers are committed to your success and will make sure you have everything you need. Contact our Kentucky bicycle accident lawyers to request a free case review today. Call or text (270) 550-1230.