Lane Splitting in Kentucky

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Kentucky?

No one likes to be stuck in congestion, and unlike car drivers, motorcyclists can “split lanes” to get around traffic jams. Lane splitting is the practice of riding a motorcycle between cars when traffic is slow or not moving. There is still an ongoing debate about whether lane splitting is legal or illegal in Kentucky. After all, the practice of lane splitting is not specifically mentioned in Kentucky’s traffic laws. Despite the fact that the state law does not explicitly make it illegal [...]

No Contact Motorcycle Accident

The Challenges of Compensation in No-Contact Motorcycle Accidents

Not all motorcycle accidents involve a motorcyclist slamming into a car, or vice versa. No-contact motorcycle accidents are also quite common on Kentucky’s roads. Imagine the following scenario: You are riding your motorcycle in Lexington when, all of a sudden, a car in front of you slams on its brakes. You have to lay the bike down to avoid hitting that vehicle, but, as a result, you end up sustaining a serious personal injury. The driver of the vehicle that caused you to lay your [...]

Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Busy Lexington Road

About 1,300 people get injured while more than 100 die each year in motorcycle crashes in Lexington and other parts of Kentucky. Negligent, reckless, impaired, and distracted drivers are everywhere. They can cause regular car accidents in Lexington, but they present a substantial danger to motorcyclists. Compared to passenger cars and trucks, a motorcycle is much smaller and less visible. In the event of a motorcycle accident, the rider is not protected as much as a car driver or passenger [...]

Lexington Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents in Lexington

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that motorcycle riders are 30+ times more likely to die in a motor vehicle collision compared to occupants of passenger cars. That is why motorcycle crashes tend to be more devastating and life-threatening than car accidents. Every year, Lexington and other parts of Kentucky see about 1,300 injuries and more than 100 deaths in motorcycle collisions, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC). According to the [...]

motorcycle safety Kentucky

Tips for a Safe Motorcycle Ride in Kentucky

As the weather continues to improve in Kentucky, more and more motorcycle riders will take their bikes out of storage and head out for trips across the state. If you are a Kentucky motorcycle enthusiast, it is important that you not only wear protective gear, but also that you follow safe practices to prevent being involved in an accident. Today, we will outline some important safety tips for motorcycle riding in Kentucky so that you can stay safe this spring, summer, and fall season. The [...]

Kentucky Pure Comparative Negligence

Pure Comparative Fault in Kentucky

Have you recently been in a car accident here in Kentucky? Are you afraid that you are not entitled to damages because you were partially at fault? This would be true in some states, namely: North Carolina, Alabama, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. In these states, even if the injured party (“Plaintiff”) was one percent at fault, he will most likely not be entitled to any damages! Nevertheless, and thankfully, this is not the law in Kentucky. Here in Kentucky, your degree of [...]


Kentucky Uninsured Drivers

Kentucky Uninsured and Underinsured Drivers Do You Have To Have Auto Insurance In Kentucky? Yes. Kentucky law requires that “before the owner of a motor vehicle or trailer may operate it or permit its operation upon the highways of this state, he shall obtain motor vehicle insurance… as required by KRS 304.39-080.” As long as a vehicle is registered in Kentucky, it must be insured. If a vehicle is uninsured, the owner must turn in the license plate at the County Clerk’s office. If the owner [...]

Scene of Auto Accident

What You Should Do If You Are In An Automobile Accident

What Should I Do At The Scene Of An Automobile Accident? At the scene of an automobile accident, if able, you should do the following things: Check the Health and Safety of Everyone Involved: The most important and urgent task after an accident is to check on those people involved in the accident. Call 911: Even if the wreck is insignificant, you should call the authorities so that they, and you, have a record of the accident. Get Information: Get the names and contact numbers of those at [...]