Giving Motorcyclists In Kentucky A Voice After A Serious Accident
Insurance companies often try to take advantage of people who are injured while riding a motorcycle. They will label you as a reckless driver based on nothing more than your choice to ride on two wheels.
At the law firm of Satterley & Kelley PLLC in Louisville, our lawyers have the experience to make careless drivers pay when they injure or kill someone who was riding a motorcycle. We represent motorcyclists and their family members throughout Kentucky, making sure they get a fair settlement from the insurance company and have the financial means to resume their lives once more.
Holding Careless Drivers And Their Insurance Companies Accountable
Even the most careful motorcyclist cannot guard against some types of negligence on the road. In many cases, the driver simply does not have the time or space to avoid a collision.
Here are examples of accidents that can be hard for a biker to avoid:
- A driver makes a left-hand turn in front of a motorcyclist.
- A driver pulls out in front of a motorcyclist from a side street, parking lot or driveway.
- A driver veers into the same lane as a motorcyclist.
- A driver strikes a stopped motorcyclist.
- A road crew leaves gravel or other debris on the roadway.
To hold a careless driver accountable, you need to begin building your case immediately. An experienced attorney can offer guidance for steps to take after an accident.
Gathering Evidence For A Stronger Case
Acting in your best interest immediately following an accident can be difficult, and getting the help you need can be a confusing process. It is possible for those involved in a motorcycle accident to make mistakes along the way, but our attorneys at Satterley & Kelley PLLC have the experience to help guide your path toward getting financial help.
The longer you go without contacting a lawyer, the harder it may be to prove the other driver was at fault. Evidence surrounding an accident is rarely permanent, and there are ways it could escape your claim:
- Vehicle damage repaired
- Memory of the accident fades
- Witnesses become hard to find
- Security footage erased
- Road damage fixed
- Cause of injuries becomes harder to prove
Putting proof together can be an important initial step. The next step is using it. With over 30 years of collective experience, Satterley & Kelley PLLC has the skills to work with you to build a case for compensation.
Dealing With Insurance Companies That May Not Pay
Even with a strong claim with supporting evidence, insurance companies are not always eager to pay. A skilled attorney who has dealt with resistance from policy providers can assist you in avoiding common pitfalls. The insurance company may:
- Refute medical evidence
- Use personal surveillance on victims
- Conduct interviews designed to create contradictions
- Study social media profiles
- Hide behind confusing paperwork
Do you suffer from disabling injuries? We have extensive experience negotiating large settlements for victims of motorcycle crashes. Oftentimes, injuries in these types of collisions are catastrophic and require lifelong care. We make sure settlement offers take this into consideration.
Speak To An Accident Lawyer At Our Firm Today
If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident in Kentucky, we want to hear from you because we want to help you recover the full and fair compensation you deserve. Let us be your boots on the ground and guide you through the process ahead.
If you’re interested in speaking with an experienced attorney at our firm, contact our office in Louisville to schedule a free initial consultation. Simply call our office at 502-589-5600 or toll-free at 855-385-9532. You may also reach us online through our contact form.