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Meet Attorney Frank Jenkins

Lexington Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Kentucky

Motorcycle accidents are among the deadliest crashes on our roadways. In Kentucky, motorcycles were involved in less than 1 percent of all vehicle accidents, yet they accounted for 7.2 percent of accident fatalities during 2006.

The legal staff of Frank Jenkins Law Office has helped many Kentucky residents who have been injured in motorcycle accidents. We can help you and your family with your accident claim. Call us today at 859-389-9344 or contact us.

It’s no surprise that motorcycle accidents are often fatal; the motorcyclist has little protection against the heavier metal and machinery of a passenger car or truck. Accidents are particularly lethal to those who operate a motorcycle without a helmet; almost two-thirds of all cyclists killed in accidents weren’t wearing protective headgear. Kentucky law permits an adult over 21 years of age to ride without a helmet if he or she has been licensed to drive a motorcycle for more than one year and has valid health insurance. However, drivers are wise to wear protective helmets regardless of the legal requirement – motorcycle accident injuries are often severe and can include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Broken bones, especially in the feet and legs
  • Limb amputation
  • Internal bleeding

Motorcycle accidents happen due to a variety of factors. Other drivers often fail to notice motorcyclists or don’t heed property safety measures by engaging in the following:

  • Following motorcycle too closely
  • Failing to properly check for motorcyclists while making a lane change
  • Making a left-hand turn in front of a motorcyclist
  • Failing to yield the right of way to a cyclist at an intersection.

Motorcycle operators must maintain extra vigilance when driving to avoid entering another vehicle’s blind spot. Cyclists should also avoid dangerous driving behaviors, such as failing to yield the right of way, speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

If you operate a motorcycle, adequate insurance coverage is absolutely essential – but it may not guarantee sufficient compensation if you are seriously injured. If your injuries were caused by another driver without good coverage, even the best coverage you can buy may not pay for comprehensive medical care and lost wages if your injury prevents you from working. Taking immediate steps to protect your rights is important, because there are time limits imposed on accident claims involving a motorcycle.

Why You Need a Lexington Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

In Kentucky, the statute of limitations for a motorcycle accident lawsuit is two years – either from the date of the accident or the last no-fault payment (payment by your automotive or health insurance company for medical bills or lost wages). If you don’t file within this time limit, you lose the opportunity to bring legal action against the person or company responsible for your injury.

The legal staff of Frank Jenkins Law Office knows how to properly document the accident scene and preserve evidence to strengthen your case. We understand the devastation caused by severe motorcycle accident injuries – and we leverage our experience to obtain compensation that will be most beneficial to you and your family.

The Frank Jenkins Law Office will conduct a thorough assessment of your case, and review all available options to build a strategy with your best interests in mind. If you don’t know whether your situation requires a lawsuit or legal action, we can provide an initial consultation for FREE to determine if you have a case.  We will meet with clients in our office, in the hospital, or at home if necessary.

Your right to justice shouldn’t be compromised because of concerns over payment. We handle most cases on a contingency basis*, which means you pay nothing up front and will only pay an attorney fee when we settle or win your case.

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident and have legal questions, contact an injury attorney at the Frank Jenkins Law Office today at  859-389-9344 or contact us.