Kentucky Motorcycle Right Hook Accidents
An experienced motorcycle rider understands that when out on the roads and highway riding among the passenger cars and delivery trucks, the best defense for a motorcyclist it to look out for yourself. This is because far too often, a motorcycle rider is simply unseen by the motorist who may be looking right at the motorcyclist.
This is called tunneling or tunnel vision, and it puts motorcyclists at great risk of a serious accident. At Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, we feel strongly that motorcyclists have the right to the highways and roads the same as a passenger car or truck driver. If you get injured because of someone else’s negligence, we will stand with you against the insurance company and their lawyers.
The Right Hook
A right hook is when a motorcyclist gets hit by a car turning right. It happens to motorcyclists and cyclists alike, and it can be dangerous and deadly. It happens in two primary ways: first, the motorcyclist or cyclist is riding in the right-hand lane, and a truck moves from a lane to the left of the motorcyclist and turns in front of the motorcyclist.
Another way is where a motorcycle rider is following a large truck which then swings out to the left to make a right-hand turn. The unsuspecting motorcycle rider then moves up into the newly-opened spot from the truck’s swing to the left. The truck driver then swings back to the right to make the turn and runs over the cyclist.
Right Hook Motorcycle Accident Injuries
The average motorcycle plus rider is around 500 to 1000 lbs, which is more substantial than a fully-loaded semi-truck which weighs in at around 80,000 lbs.
Because of this, a right hook can bring devastating and serious injury to the motorcyclist. Some of the more common injuries that can happen with a right hook are:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Broken arms/legs
- Head Injuries
- Broken Ribs
- Compound Fractures
- Road Rash
- Deep Bruises
- Thoracic Neck Injury
Contact a Kentucky Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Accident victims often wonder if they need an attorney, and the answer is almost always yes. The insurance company agents have years of experience and are good at their job which is to pay you as little as possible or nothing at all. You need someone just as experienced to help you level the field.
Talk to a Louisville Motorcycle Accident Attorney you can trust to be on your side and get you what is yours under the law. The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC, have that knowledge and a combined 100 years’ experience in helping clients get the results they deserve. To discuss your case, contact Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC today, by clicking here to contact them online.