Mayfield, KY Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Motorcyclists are over-represented in fatal road crashes, with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reporting that in 2019 some 5,014 motorcyclists died on the road. Drivers are urged across the nation to share the road with motorcyclists and to drive safely and responsibly to prevent these potentially fatal accidents from happening. However careful drivers might be, accidents can and do happen.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone or something else, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. At Bryant Law Center, P.S.C., we can help. An experienced Mayfield, KY motorcycle accident attorney is standing by to provide a risk-free, cost-free assessment of your case, and read on to learn more.
Drivers are Required to Drive Safely and Attentively to Prevent Motorcycle Accidents
A careless or inattentive driver can change the life of a motorcyclist in an instant. When struck by passenger vehicles, motorcyclists often suffer catastrophic injuries. As with all crashes, one of the leading causes of motorcycle collisions is driver distraction. Distracted driving is when a driver engages in any activity that takes their attention away from the road.
Common forms of distracted driving include:
- Talking or texting on a phone while driving
- Talking to a passenger
- Playing with the in-dash display or radio
- Eating while driving
If a driver is not paying attention to the road, they are unable to drive safely and will be liable for any accidents that they cause. Knowing what the other driver in your motorcycle accident was doing in the moments before they hit you can be difficult if not impossible to know, as you were busy paying attention to the road. Your attorney will collect evidence to determine the fault of the other driver to ensure you can collect whatever you are entitled to.
You Can Only Collect Damages that are Proven with Evidence
While it would be ideal if your damages were automatically awarded after you were injured in a motorcycle accident, this is not the case. To collect, you’ll first need to accurately measure your damages both in the short- and long-term. While emergency room bills provide evidence of your short-term costs, without follow-up medical assessments, you will not know what the future implications and costs of your injuries will be.
Your personal injury attorney helps you schedule appointments with medical and occupational experts to measure your damages. Not only are you entitled to coverage for medical bills and motorcycle repairs, but also for any lost wages or earnings ability. If your injuries keep you out of work, or make you unable to return to a job that pays as well as before your injury, you are entitled to the difference.
Connect with a Mayfield, KY Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
Working with an attorney removes the stress of ensuring that you collect what you are entitled to from your day-to-day life. Your attorney will work to build a strong case on your behalf and take over all communications and negotiations with the opposing party and their insurance company. Additionally, your attorney can help schedule the follow-up appointments with medical and occupational experts that are essential to measuring your damages. Reach out to us at Bryant Law Center, P.S.C. to schedule a consultation for your risk-free, cost-free assessment on your motorcycle accident.