Poppe Law Firm®

Justice Plaza 8700 Westport Rd, Louisville, KY 40242

(502) 895-3400

(855) 864-8949

Motorcycle Accidents

Because motorcycles are so small, they are less visible than other vehicles on the road. One of the most common causes of motorcycle wrecks is a driver turning left in front of the path of a motorcycle. The driver of the car or truck often claims they simply did not see the motorcycle, known as “unintentional blindness.” Unfortunately, motorcyclists do not fare well when there’s been a wreck. 

The federal government estimates cyclists are nearly 30 times more likely to die in a wreck than someone in a car. In 2019, over 5,000 people dies in motorcycle crashes and account for 14 percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths. We represent motorcyclists who have been seriously injured or killed in motorcycle wrecks due to the negligence or inattention of other drivers.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 2021. Traffic safety facts, 2019: motorcycles. Report no. DOT HS-813-112. Washington, DC: US Department of Transportation.
Serious head injuries are also common in motorcycle accidents, so helmet use is important.  Helmets are 37 percent effective in preventing deaths and 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries. 
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