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Motorcyclist Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries in Lexington, Kentucky Auto Accident

Matthew Troutman Nov. 23, 2022

On Tuesday evening, November 22, 2022, a motorcycle v. SUV accident occurred in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. The accident took place around 5 pm and occurred on Man O’War at Polumbo Drive. At this time, it is not known how the accident happened. Lexington Police have a reconstruction unit at the scene. It is known that someone experienced life-threatening injuries in this accident. It does not take genius to know that the person or persons on the motorcycle are likely to have suffered the life threatening injuries. The reason we know this is because motorcycles offer no protection in the event of an injury and the motorcycle is unlikely to cause much of an impact when it runs into a vehicle due to the size and weight difference.

Motorcyclists typically do not buy enough insurance to protect them in the event of an accident.

Motorcyclists tend not to purchase Kentucky no-fault insurance and other insurance to protect them in case of an accident, because Kentucky law does not require them to and this can cause financial stress to the victims. I am always surprised that even the wealthy fail to purchase the same coverage on their motorcycles as they have on their automobiles and, therefore, they are less protected in case of an accident. My surprise is due to the fact that any motorcycle accident usually involves serious injuries since the motorcyclist has little, if any, protection from injury.

Motorcyclists should purchase Kentucky no-fault insurance (also called "personal injury protection" insurance), because it provides important protection when they are injured in an accident. It also, extends the statute of limitations (time to sue before a claim expires) for an injury claim against an at-fault driver. Motorcyclists should purchase uninsured motorist coverage and underinsured motorist coverage to protect them in the event of an accident. If you are in an auto or truck accident, it might involve an injury or it might not, but if you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you will be injured and you will need the coverage I mentioned above.

Kentucky law should require motorcyclists to wear helmets

In Kentucky, a motorcycle helmet is not required to operate a motorcycle. How does it make since to require an operator of a car or truck to wear a seatbelt, but not require a motorcyclist to wear a helmet. For many years, using a seatbelt was not a requirement by law until society finally realized how stupid it was to drive without a seatbelt. I remember people who did not want to wear seatbelts saying they did not like the government telling them what to do. Of course, every law we have is the government telling us what to do for the greater good of society. Motorcyclist have continued to resist the use of a helmet despite the obvious fact that they have no protection in the event of an accident and a head injury is likely to kill them if they are in a motorcycle accident.

Contact Lexington Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

These circumstances will require the services of an experienced Lexington motorcycle accident attorney to investigate and locate all available insurance and to maximize all benefits available to the victim’s family. Knowledge of Kentucky laws particular to motorcycles will be important in this accident. Matthew Troutman, Lexington motorcycle accident lawyer, of the Troutman Law Office has been handling motorcycle accident claims and other types of motor vehicle accident claims, almost exclusively, since 1986 and has the experience and talent to obtain the best result for the victims in the above motorcycle accident.

If you need legal assistance due to a motorcycle accident or other motor vehicle accident, contact Lexington motorcycle accident attorney Matthew Troutman directly at 859-696-0001 or 502-648-9507 and he will meet with you in the hospital, your home or wherever is convenient for you. He will give you direct access through his cell phone and guide you through the difficult process necessary to obtain the best result possible for you in your motorcycle accident claim. To learn more about the Troutman Law Office, click here.