Northern Kentucky Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Motorcycle accidents almost always result in serious injuries including brain injuries, loss of limbs, and are often fatal. These accidents often have an extraordinary impact on the lives of those involved. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in Northern Kentucky or Greater Cincinnati area, call attorney Bob Blau. It is important that he get involved in the investigation as soon as possible. These cases are often complex, and he has the experience needed to best help you. He will ensure that any claim you or your loved one might have is quickly and aggressively pursued.
What to Do if You Are in a Motorcycle Accident
Should a motorcycle accident occur, do the following:
- Take pictures
- Get witnesses names and license plate numbers
- Go to the hospital to be checked out immediately
- Save your clothing, helmet, and shoes
Call Robert Blau as soon as possible after the accident. He will hire his investigator and accident reconstructionist to get started on your case right away. Starting an investigation right away is very important. There is a prejudice against motorcycles, and witnesses will sometimes blame the motorcycle driver even though he or she did nothing wrong.
An early and thorough investigation can help to ensure the blame of the negligent driver is provable by the facts, like skid and drag marks, highway center lines, gravel in the roadway, oil, and dog or animal remains. A passenger on a motorcycle can also file a claim against the operator of the motorcycle in many if not all crash cases. If the operator hits a deer, runs off the road, loses control, slides on gravel, or is negligent in the operation of the bike, he or she is responsible for your injuries. It is common for motorcycles to be involved in collisions in bends as well. Cars frequently cut the bend short and strike the motorcycle in the bend. An early investigation of this accident scene is very important.
Motorcyclists Should Have PIP Insurance Coverage
For active motorcycle riders, review your insurance coverage. It is important to have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage listed on your policy. Many riders do not have this coverage, because it is often suggested by the insurance agent that an effective way to lower the cost of your policy is to decline this coverage. That is a mistake. In Kentucky, PIP provides the policyholder a minimum of $10,000 in medical coverage. Should an accident occur, you will need at least this much health insurance coverage.
The agent will also tell you that if you have health insurance, you do not need PIP. The fact is that PIP insurance is insurance you buy for yourself. You can even buy $20,000 or $30,000 of this coverage and should, in case someone is not paying attention and causes you to be injured. You should also purchase uninsured and underinsured insurance. THIS ALSO IS INSURANCE FOR YOU. It protects you when the person who causes the accident has no insurance or the $25,000 minimum required. Buy as much as you can afford. It is relatively inexpensive.
Free Consultation with Our Northern Kentucky Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured — or you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in the Northern Kentucky Greater Cincinnati area, you need an attorney from this area to help you. Blau & Kriege is located right off of I-275 on Alexandria Pike (US 27) just south of NKU in Cold Spring, KY. Learn more about our fees in motorcycle accident cases and why clients choose us. Contact us for a free consultation to learn your legal options and protect your rights. CALL TODAY: 859-441-5400 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org