A negligent driver caused my loved one’s motorcycle accident in Kentucky, but he suffered fatal injuries because he wasn’t wearing a helmet. Can I still file a wrongful death claim in Louisville?

If a negligent driver caused your loved one to suffer fatal injuries in a motorcycle accident in Kentucky, but your loved one was not wearing a helmet, you may still be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim. Get in touch with a Louisville wrongful death attorney to learn your legal rights. 

In the state of Kentucky, the law is that if you are 20 years and younger, you must wear a helmet. So if your loved one was in this age bracket and failed to wear one, it could impact your claim. 

On the other hand, if they were over the age of 20 and were not wearing a helmet, it should not have any bearing on the negligent actions of another driver. However, it is always best to discuss your case with an attorney who has experience handling motorcycle accident claims. 

Most likely you will be entitled to some form of compensation even if your loved one violated the helmet law, especially if the other driver is proven to have some responsibility for the accident. This will depend on the specifics of your case. 

Contacting a Louisville Wrongful Death Attorney in Kentucky 

The loss of someone you love is difficult enough without learning that it was caused by the negligent actions of someone else. It is best to seek an attorney who is familiar with these types of cases to determine if you are entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim. 

Damages could address the medical expenses, earning potential, burial, and funeral costs, along with other losses. An attorney at Gray and White can help you handle every aspect of your claim. If you have lost a loved one in Kentucky as a result of negligence, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case – 1-888-450-4456 or 502-210- 8942.

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