Crash In Carter County Kills One Motorcycle Passenger
A collision involving a minivan and a motorcycle in Globe, KY claimed the life of one passenger on September 30, 2018.
Reporters at FOX-11 Eyewitness News say this crash happened sometime in the evening on US-60. Allegedly, a minivan struck an eastbound motorcycle while the minivan was attempting to turn left.
Sadly, one passenger on the motorcycle was pronounced dead on the scene. First-responders transported the motorcycle’s driver to a local hospital where he is expected to survive his injuries.
Left Turn Motorcycle Accidents
While we’re not 100% certain what happened in the crash above without investigating, we do know that every motorcyclist’s greatest fear is a motorcycle taking a left turn in front of them or into them.
Unfortunately, after these types of crashes, many drivers tell us that they didn’t notice the motorcycle, or they didn’t see it until it was too late. When a vehicle turns left in front of a bike, there are very few, if any, options, and almost never a good option.
Due to the relative lack of stability of motorcycles versus cars, motorcyclists are at a greater risk of fatality when involved in a crash. Data from the US Government shows that there are almost 30 times more motorcyclist deaths than motorist fatalities per year.
Do I Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
If you or a loved one is ever injured while traveling on a motorcycle, get in touch with Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC.We represent bikers all over the entire State of Kentucky.
It’s necessary to consult with a lawyer because the other party’s insurer is likely to delay or deny any claims you make. In the event that you’ve been injured, they’ll often come up with a way to blame you for your injuries, at least partially, to reduce what they compensate you.
The consultation is free and we only offer motorcyclists advice which is in their best interest.
In the event a loved one was killed in a tragic motorcycle crash, it’s important to contact us then as well. Loved ones may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
Over the years, Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC has helped numerous injured motorcyclists get the compensation they deserve. Whether you’re filing a suit for a wrongful death, traumatic injury, or time lost at work, our compassionate lawyers can help guide you through the complex legal process.
Insurance companies often try to get away with giving motorcycle crash victims far less than what they deserve. As a motorcyclist, you should know that you have many legal protections. Only a skilled motorcyclist lawyer can ensure you’re getting all the damages you’re legally entitled to.
Never hesitate to give Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC a call at (800) 937-8443.