If you were injured in a motorcycle accident or a loved one was killed on their motorcycle, contact us for a free, confidential consultation. We have worked with a wide variety of motorcycle accidents and know that insurers will often try to blame the motorcyclist. Don’t let them minimize or deny your claim without first speaking to an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer who is local and licensed to practice is Clarksville Indiana.
Motorcycle accidents in Clarksville
Just a few miles from our main Louisville location where we’ve helped thousands of accident victims is Clarksville. Motorcyclists injured here are often Indiana or Kentucky residents.
Unfortunately, about 80% of motorcycle accidents result in injuries or death. In many cases, a car pulls out in front of a motorcyclist and says “they just didn’t see them”. When making a left hand turn or pulling out of a side street or driveway, drivers have a duty to maintain a proper lookout before pulling into traffic, especially into the path of a motorcycle. Inattentive driving and distracted driving are both forms of negligence.
In other cases, a vehicle may rear-end a motorcycle. Motorcycles can stop quickly, and drivers should always maintain a safe distance from them so they can stop in time without hitting them. Rear end accidents are often the result of a driver tailgating, daydreaming or playing with their phone. Motorcyclists can’t be held liable for their injuries when they’re lawfully stopped in traffic and rear ended.
Injured bikers and loved ones left behind after fatal accidents have a right to be compensated for a driver’s negligent actions which caused the accident.
Do I really need a lawyer?
After any accident it is wise to speak to an attorney prior to speaking to the insurer of the motorist who caused the accident. Even if you’re partially to blame for going a little too fast, you can still be compensated for your injuries. Insurers delay and deny claims thousands of times every day, and any communication you have with them may severely damage your case. If you’re better off without an attorney, we will not waste your time or ours but will still offer you free advice on how to best proceed with your injury claim.
So, yes, do contact us after any injury on a motorcycle.
Recent accidents in Clarksville, Indiana
Here are a few of the recent accidents which have occurred in Clarksville:
October 2017: A car pulling on to Brown Station Way in Clark County was hit by a motorcycle. The news report is vague and Indiana State Police are still investigating at the time of this article, but this may have been a left hand turn accident. Tragically, the motorcyclist succumbed to their injuries at University Hospital. – WDRB
September 2017: According to WKRN, an elderly couple pulled out of a gas station in their Ford Focus. While making the left hand turn, a Harley Davidson crashed into the driver’s side of the Ford. Tragically, the driver of the Ford and the motorcyclist were both killed.
July 2017: There were several motorcycle accidents in July. According to Fox17, a 21yr old lost their life when a Nissan took failed to yield while taking a left onto Airport Road.
If you’re a family member of a deceased motorcyclist, we are prepared to sensitively and competently address your concerns. Knowing that the death was the direct result of someone’s negligent actions can make it that much more painful. We understand how difficult it is to pursue legal action while still grieving the loss of a loved one. Instead of trying to navigate this legal route alone, let us help.
Contact a Clarksville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
Indiana’s statute of limitations is 2 years, however it is always in your best interest to begin a claim as soon as possible after an accident. We understand motorcycle accidents and have helped clients who had scooters, Kawasakis and 800lb Harley Road Kings. Motorcyclists have the same rights as anybody else on the road. Invoke those rights, and contact us when you’ve been injured through the carelessness and negligence of somebody else.