Motorcycles are incredibly popular throughout Kentucky, giving riders the chance to see the state’s rugged beauty and lush fields from a different perspective. But riding a motorcycle anywhere in the state brings about the possibility of an accident-often which result in serious injuries and even fatalities.
According to a story from LEX18, a man was killed and a woman was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Rowan County on Sunday, November 5, 2023. Officers with the Morehead Police Department (MPD) say that the accident happened at the intersection of KY 32 and West Sun Street, where the man and woman on the motorcycle collided with a car. Both the man and the woman required medical attention at the scene, with the man later being pronounced dead of his injuries at St. Claire Medical Center. The woman on the motorcycle was transported via helicopter to Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV with life-threatening injuries.
MPD also said that a passenger in the car that was struck by the motorcycle was transported to St. Claire Medical Center with minor injuries. The accident is still under investigation.
What Evidence Do You Need in a Kentucky Motorcycle Accident Claim?
While a motorcycle accident is somewhat unique in terms of the causes, ultimately it’s viewed the same in terms of the evidence and options you have when you want to file a claim. More to the point, the damage that can result from an accident is usually pretty serious, as the above story shows.
Thus, it’s important to make your claim as strong as possible by working with our team of experienced Kentucky motorcycle accident lawyers. We can help you navigate the claims process and gather crucial evidence, like:
- Witness statements – Statements from any witnesses who saw the accident can be invaluable. They can provide an unbiased account of the events.
- Photographs and videos – Document the accident scene, the vehicles involved, and your injuries. Visual evidence can be very compelling.
- Medical records – Comprehensive medical records that detail your injuries, treatment, and prognosis are vital. They create a link between your injuries as being directly caused by the accident.
- Accident reconstruction – In some cases, expert testimony and accident reconstruction may be needed to establish fault and the dynamics of the crash.
- Proof of expenses – Keep records of all your medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and any other expenses related to the accident.
- Lost wages – If you’ve missed work due to your injuries, you’ll need evidence of your lost income, such as pay stubs and a letter from your employer.
- Communications – Keep records of any communications related to the accident, such as emails or letters from insurance companies or other parties involved.
- Expert witnesses – Depending on the complexity of your case, you may need expert witnesses to testify about issues like liability, medical treatment, or the long-term impact of your injuries.
- Criminal records – If the other party involved in the accident had a history of traffic violations or DUIs, it could be relevant to your case.
It’s important to consult with an attorney experienced in handling motorcycle accident claims in Kentucky. They can guide you on the specific evidence needed for your case and help you gather and present it effectively.
No matter what the circumstances are, our team of Kentucky motorcycle accident lawyers can make sure you get the compensation you need. Typically, this includes things like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and a variety of other damages. Contact us today if you’ve been in a motorcycle accident. We’ll set up a free consultation with you and get the recovery process started.