The most common cause of motorcycle accidents is that other drivers do not see motorcyclists. This conspicuity problem has led to many accidents and deaths on Kentucky and Illinois roadways.
Recently, a Mayfield man was killed in a motorcycle crash when a truck moved into his lane. The 53-year-old motorcyclist was traveling along U.S. 45 when a pickup truck collided with his motorcycle. The victim had the right of way, but was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene.
This accident is one of many underscoring the dangers that motorcyclists face each day on highways in the state of Kentucky. While there are many ways motorcyclists may improve their odds of avoiding or surviving an accident, they are still smaller vehicles that are difficult for some larger vehicles to see.
Studies have shown that the majority of motorcycle accidents happen on the weekends. Additionally, many of the accidents happen at intersections. In larger cities, motorcycles are most often hit as a driver of another vehicle changes lanes on the roadway.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident that was the fault of another motorist, contact a personal injury attorney at Saladino & Schaaf to discuss your case or call 270-444-0406 (Paducah Office) or 270-753-1529 (Murray Office) for a free consultation today. You may be entitled to significant compensation, but the clock is ticking.
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