If you operate a motorcycle in Jefferson County, you should be aware of Kentucky’s motorcycle and helmet laws. Not only is it important to obey motorist laws, but in the event of a Kentucky motorcycle accident, helmet use can provide invaluable protection.
In the state of Kentucky, motorcycle operators and passengers younger than 20 are required to wear safety helmets.
These laws have been proven to be an effective strategy to reduce the number of serious injuries and fatalities in motorcycle accidents. Kentucky motorcycle accidents can lead to head injury and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
While helmet use is NOT required for most motorcycle riders in Kentucky, your decision not to wear a helmet can put you at grave risk of injury as well as impact your personal injury claim. If you choose to not wear a helmet:
- and become involved in an accident, your neglect to wear a helmet will be used against you in a court of law.
- it will be considered a proximate cause of your injuries.
- your recovery may be limited or restricted because of your negligence.
If you are involved in a Kentucky motorcycle accident where either you or the opposite party was not in compliance to the motorcycle laws, it is important to speak with a Jefferson County accident attorney.
Contacting a Jefferson County Accident Attorney
Making one call could make the process of handling an accident in Jefferson County 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 1-502-210- 8942.