Motorcycle riders accept the fact that any time they get on the bike, it could end in a serious collision. Finder collected data that illustrates the sad fact. Bikers are 27 times more likely to die in an accident than those who travel in cars, trucks, or SUVs.While the driver of the bike assumed these risks, they are compounded for any passenger on the bike who has no control over the bike itself. As such a passenger is left powerless if the driver of the motorcycle suddenly drifts into oncoming traffic.
Deadly Motorcycle Accident Outside of Lexington
A Carlisle man on a Motorcycle was killed Thursday night after a head-on collision with a car. It happened on July 9, 2020 along Hooktown Road in Bourbon County. WTVQ ABC36 News reports a female passenger, from Lexington, was seriously injured in the crash and was transported to the hospital. The driver of a Chevy Cruise suffered minor injuries.
Troopers found that the driver of the Motorcycle veered across the center line in a curve and collided with the car. The reason for the unsafe movement is still undetermined.
A tragic accident like this can bring home the point that any motorcycle ride can end in a deadly crash. The grief left behind can be overwhelming.
A Passenger’s Rights in an Accident
In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, a passenger may be left to recover from traumatic injuries. The victim may not know how to cover the cost of medical bills and lost time away from work.
Passengers in any type of vehicle accident are protected by the law and have the same rights as the driver. A victim may have to file a separate claim in the incident to help pay for all the costs of medical treatment immediately afterward and perhaps even in the future.
A passenger may feel unsettled about bringing a claim against a loved one or friend who may was driving the bike. In reality, the claim isn’t brought against the driver, rather it is raised against the insurance companies who insure the driver.
Insurance policies are there for this reason. These companies exist to cover costs for victims in these tragedies. A victim should not feel guilty trying to get financial help in their recovery.
Contact a Kentucky Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Accident victims often wonder if they need an attorney, and the answer is almost always yes. The insurance company agents have years of experience and are good at their job which is to pay you as little as possible or nothing at all. You need someone just as experienced to help you level the field.
Talk to a Lexington Motorcycle Accident Attorney you can trust to be on your side and get you what is yours under the law. The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, have that knowledge and a combined 100 years’ experience in helping clients get the results they deserve. To discuss your case, contact Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today, by clicking here to contact them online.