Q:
Is there a helmet law in Kentucky for motorcyclists?

A:

Do Kentucky helmet laws apply to you? A Louisville personal injury attorney answers.Yes, there is a helmet law in Kentucky, but it does not apply to all motorcyclists.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Kentucky has a low rating of helmet use. Currently, the helmet law in Kentucky applies only to riders 20 years old and younger. This excludes many Kentucky motorcyclists.

If you become involved in a motorcycle accident in Louisville in which you did not comply with the helmet law in Kentucky, you should seek legal representation immediately from a Louisville personal injury attorney. Even if you were not required to wear a helmet, you'll want to have legal representation when pursuing compensation because your choice can impact your claim.

Your choice to not wear a motorcycle helmet likely will be used to demonstrate that you were complicit in your own injuries, particularly if you are seeking damages related to a head injury, such as a traumatic brain injury.

Hiring a Louisville personal injury attorney will benefit you by: 

  • serving as a resource who is well-versed in the law and policy; he or she will also be up to date on any recent modifications or changes to the law.
  • he or she will be able to answer any questions you have and clarify the process of pursuing a personal injury claim step-by-step.
  • relieving some of the stress from you and your loved ones.
  • ensuring that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. 

While it is certainly in your best interests to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle, not wearing a helmet doesn't automatically mean that you are not able to pursue compensation.

Contacting a Louisville Personal Injury Attorney

Making one call could make the process of handling an accident in Louisville so much easier. A Louisville personal injury attorney at Gray and White Law can help you handle every aspect of your personal injury claim. If you've been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case - 1-888-450-4456 or 502-210- 8942.

Matthew L. White
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