Fortunately passengers who are injured in a car accident in Louisville or anywhere in Kentucky is that injured passengers almost always have a claim. Unfortunately, in many cases the passenger suffers more serious injuries than the driver of the vehicle itself. This is due in large part to the design of today’s automobiles and how seat belts are used by passengers.
A passenger on a motorcycle is simply along for the ride. Motorcycles do not provide the protections of a car or truck in an accident, and injured passengers in motorcycle accidents will often face life-threatening and in some cases permanent injury. Injured passengers are forced to miss work as they seek treatment and recover from their injuries. Serious injury may require months of rehabilitation and physical therapy, and ongoing medical treatment. Who will pay for your medical bills and reimburse you for your lost wages and other financial expenses? Who will compensate you for having to suffer through all of what has happened, and the interruption in your life?
No fault, or personal injury protection laws in Kentucky are quite complex, but the insurance company of the negligent driver(s) are ultimately responsible for covering the expense your injuries and lost wages. Here in Kentucky, if the at-fault driver is uninsured or carries the state minimum coverage we can help to pursue an “uninsured motorist or under-insured motorist” claim. Injured passengers may not know what to do and may not have taken the time to gather information from all of the associated drivers at the scene.
The attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC have decades of experience in Louisville and Kentucky motor vehicle accidents. We will represent you and protect your interests while working to ensure the insurance company provides the maximum compensation available for your injuries. We invite you to call (502) 583-9701 for a free consultation and to learn how you can financially manage what has happened and recover for your medical bills, suffering, lost wages and other expenses.