Motorcyclists traveling on busy Louisville streets can see to their own safety, but there are hazards posed by careless drivers that can’t always be avoided.
One of the most dangerous situations for riders is when an oncoming vehicle is trying to make a left turn. Drivers can commit too little time to scan the opposite lanes of traffic and miss spotting an approaching motorcyclist.
The driver proceeds with a turn when the way isn’t clear and can suddenly be a dangerous obstacle in front of the rider. This lack of attention can lead to dangerous head-on and t-bone collisions and result in devastating consequences for any motorcyclist.
Motorcyclist Killed in Tragic Collision In Southern Louisville
A man on a motorcycle lost his life in a collision with an SUV on Monday afternoon. WLKY-TV reports the accident happened around 12:30 p.m. along Fern Valley Road near the UPS Worldport on August 3, 2021.
Louisville Metro Police say the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Fern Valley when the driver of an oncoming Ford Escape made a left-hand turn in front of the rider. The motorcycle then hit the passenger side of the Escape.
The rider died at the scene. There were no other injuries reported. LMPD’s Traffic Unit continues to investigate the circumstances of the accident.
Finding Assistance for Families After a Motorcycle Accident
Families who experience the loss of a loved one after a senseless tragedy can quickly face financial difficulties. The costs of emergency response, the expense of a memorial service and burial, and estate settlement fees can all leave close relatives on the verge of bankruptcy.
It’s important that family’s move to protect themselves in the short and long term. They can ask for help from the at-fault driver’s car insurance provider by filing a wrongful death claim. This civil lawsuit seeks support to help with these bills and also to replace the income the victim had always provided the family through his or her job.
A spouse or domestic partner, children of the victim, and in some cases the parents of the victim can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the rest of the family. A local personal injury attorney can also represent the family and file this claim. The attorney would make sure family members receive every benefit available and are not taken advantage of by an insurance company looking to protect its own profits.
Contact A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Serving Louisville
Families should be provided all the time they need to grieve a tragic loss after a motorcycle accident. Sadly, they must monitor every move an insurance company makes in the wake of a collision. Insurance adjusters often try to blame motorcyclists for their own accidents no matter what an accident report states. This is a “bad faith” practice that is used to avoid paying a victimized family the support they need.
Talk to a Louisville Car Accident Lawyer to make sure your family is made aware of their rights. The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, use a combined 100 years of local experience in helping clients and their families secure the support that’s only fair in the wake of a tragedy. To discuss your case, contact Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, today, by clicking here to schedule a free consultation.