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When The Negligence Of Others Causes A Motorcycle Accident

Have you or a loved one been involved in an injury accident while riding a motorcycle? Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injuries due to many factors. A motorcycle offers less protection to its rider than a truck or automobile.

One way to increase your visibility as a motorcycle driver is to keep your headlight illuminated at all times. While this is no guarantee you won’t be injured, it is one step that can cut down your risk and increase your visibility.

How Accidents Typically Happen

There are various ways that motorcycle accidents can occur. Some of these include rear-end accidents, left-turn collisions, running stop signs, running red lights, speeding, drunk drivers, out-of-control motor vehicles and unsafe lane changes.

Oftentimes automobile drivers just don’t even see motorcycles. Sometimes drivers have a tendency to look right through a motorcycle driving down the road as if it was not even there!

Unfortunately when this happens, it is the motorcycle driver and his passenger who usually bear the brunt of the injuries. Other than a helmet, a motorcycle driver simply does not have that much protection available to him. Unfortunately, when a motorcycle is struck by a car or truck, the injuries sustained are nearly always serious and deadly brain injuries, fractured bones, paralysis or other catastrophic injuries are all too possible.

Who Pays My Bills After A Motorcycle Accident?

Your number one priority should be your recovery and getting healthy again after your motorcycle accident but even as you are getting your treatment, you are probably worried about the medical bills piling up. Now is the time to contact a lawyer.

Under Kentucky law, an automobile injury victim has basic reparations benefits from their insurance benefits to pay medical bills. Motorcycle accidents are treated differently. Motorcycles riders do not have such coverage unless they purchased it specifically.

So, you are wondering, who pays my medical bills in a motorcycle accident? Some individuals do purchase the additional insurance, but the majority of people operating a motorcycle do not. This means bills would be paid through settlement or through your health insurance. If you have not already done so, I would strongly encourage you to contact your motorcycle insurance company, which can provide the necessary coverage in the event you are injured.

As your attorney, my firm, The Law Office of Alan Rubin can help. I will fight for you to get the appropriate compensation to pay your doctor. Because I’ve been practicing in this area of law since 1987, I can draw on decades of experience when working on your case. In a situation where the insurance proceeds are not enough to pay your medical expenses, I can negotiate for a reduction in the bills. The goal is that the bills get paid and you still have some funds left over for your pain suffering and inconvenience.

Many drivers fail to observe applicable laws related to sharing the road with motorcyclists. If you believe your accident was caused by the negligence of the other driver, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case. Call The Law Office of Alan Rubin at 502-587-1050.

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