The head-on collision is the deadliest accident type. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in urban areas, head-on collisions make up around 7 percent of all fatalities, but on urban highways like the majority of those in Kentucky, head-on collisions make up 13 percent of all traffic fatalities.
For motorcyclists, a head-on in even more deadly. Statistics show that when someone gets on a motorcycle, they are 28 times more likely to be killed in a crash than the occupant of a car or truck. (NHTSA)
So when a motor vehicle runs head-on into a motorcycle, the odds are against the motorcycle riders. This makes sense given the lack of protection a motorcyclist has when riding. Also, with just about every motorcycle crash, there is a second impact when the rider hits the pavement.
Common Injuries Types in Motorcycle Head-On Crashes
When it comes to injuries, all of these factors combine to increase the risk of serious injuries. The danger of a head-on collision, the lack of protection for the rider and the double impact when the rider is ejected from the bike.
These add up to some common injuries common suffered by those in a motorcycle head-on collision:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Blunt Force Trauma
- Shattered Writs
- Broken/Displaced Ribs
- Broken Arms/Legs
- Spinal Damage
- Severe Road Rash
- Organ Damage
- Internal Injuries/Bleeding
Liability for Head-On Motorcycle Injuries
As we’ve seen, a head-on collision is a devastating accident type, and if a motorcyclist is involved in one, the injuries are probably going to be severe. Kentucky law allows for those injured or killed due to someone else’s negligence to collect for their injuries and financial losses.
At Kaufman & Stiger, PLLC, we feel strongly that a motorcycle rider should be able to ride safely on the Kentucky roads and highways. When this doesn’t happen, we will stand firm for the injured motorcyclist and get them the compensation the law says they deserve.
What do I do if I’ve Been Injured in a Motorcycle Head-On Accident?
If this has happened to you, then you need to talk to an attorney who can give you unbiased advice and explain your rights to you. Don’t talk to the other diver’s insurance agent or their attorneys. Their only concern is to spend as little money on your case as possible.
Come talk to attorneys who share your love of motorcycles and will stand and fight for you to get fair and just compensation.
Contact a Louisville Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
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 Louisville 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.