Every state has a different set of motorcycle and moped laws. For instance, not every state requires a driver to wear a helmet while operating a motorcycle. Kentucky allows experienced riders over the age of 21 to drive a motorcycle without a helmet, but other states are much stricter. So it’s important to be aware of the various laws in the event that you need to file a personal injury claim.
Furthermore, if your state has high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes as Kentucky does, the rules for motorcycles may not be the same as those for standard automobiles. Most states require an automobile to have at least 2 people in the car in order to use the HOV lanes. Motorcycles often don’t face that requirement. These riders can use the HOV lanes at any time, even if they are not carrying any passengers. Mopeds, with their low rate of speed, are not allowed on highways.
Also, motorcycle and moped laws are different than automobile laws in terms of having passengers, too. For the most part, a motorcycle must have a passenger seat and a second footrest to have an additional rider.
Motorcycle Personal Injury Claim
If you have been involved in an accident on a motorcycle or moped, understand that there is no such thing as automatic accident fault. The accident scene, skid marks and other evidence will be used to pinpoint fault and determine whether any laws were broken.
Your best bet would be to speak with a Kentucky personal injury lawyer to file a claim for compensation if you have suffered serious injuries.
Contact a Kentucky Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you have been in a motorcycle or moped accident and want to file a personal injury claim, the lawyers at Gray and White Law are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. For a FREE CONSULTATION, do not hesitate to call Gray and White Law at 1-502-210-8942 or toll free at 1-888-450-4456.