Paducah Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Seeking Full Recoveries for Clients
If you or a loved one has been injured, contact our Paducah motorcycle accident attorneys for a free consultation immediately. Katz Law has been helping clients heal since 1998 and has successfully represented catastrophically injured motorcyclists.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of motorcyclists killed in crashes has decreased over the years by approximately 5%, dropping to 4,985 in 2018.
However, it’s still important to know that motorcyclists are more likely to suffer from catastrophic injuries than those operating passenger cars. Motorcyclists have limited protection, such as seat belts, air bags, and outer coverings, which means riders can easily be thrown from their bikes upon impact.
Motorcycle Defect Attorney
Drivers aren’t the only individuals who can be held liable for injuries in a motorcycle accident. Manufacturers may be at fault if the crash occurred due to a poorly designed or manufactured motorcycle part, such as defective brakes or tires.
Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Kentucky?
Kentucky law states that anyone riding a motorcycle, including passengers, who are under the age of 21 must wear a DOT approved helmet. Riders who have a permit or have had their license for less than a year also must legally wear a helmet. If you are legally required to wear a helmet and choose not to, you could be fined anywhere from $100 to $500 based on how many violations you have received. People who are 21 or older can choose whether or not to wear a helmet.
Even if you legally aren’t required to wear a helmet, choosing to wear one could make a world of difference in an accident. If you get into an accident while riding a motorcycle, you are at a significantly increased risk of being injured than if you were in a car. Having the proper safety equipment could just save your life and help protect you against a catasrophic injury.
What is a Catastrophic Injury?
It’s common knowledge that many motorcycle accidents cause catastrophic injuries for riders. A catastrophic injury is one that is considered more serious and to have a lasting impact on the way a victim lives their life – many of these injuries prevent people from going back to work and can impair their physical and mental abilities for the rest of their lives.
These injuries can include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Driving a car and riding a motorcycle use different skills and knowledge. Motorcyclists require certain physical abilities to navigate roads and obstacles safely that most car drivers don’t have to think about.
If you’re a new motorcyclist, you should spend time practicing until you become confident to ride in heavy traffic.
Beyond Pleased with Mr. Katz’s Representation
Mr Katz represented us in Federal Court on a Lacey Act violation which, if convicted, carried a 5 year prison sentence. We are beyond pleased with Mr Katz’s representation and came away with probation and no prison time. His communication, understanding and patience with us was top notch.- Tara Hopkins
In a complex personal injury case involving a very large and resource rich insurance agency that refused to settle-Katz Law wasn’t intimidated one bit to go to trial. With the understanding that you are just a number to an insurance company, it takes the human element and personal attention that Brian brought to my case that made the difference. After a nearly four year long case that delivered a positive outcome, I cannot recommend Brian and his team enough.- B. Russell
Very helpful, informative and works hard to achieve the desired outcome.- R. Lang
Provided Knowledge, Professionalism and a Truly Caring Spirit
Brian, Nichole and the entire staff provided knowledge, professionalism and a truly caring spirit. Brian has a tenacious determination to gather evidence that represents the facts throughout the entire legal process.- T. Williamson
I found myself facing a divorce and needing an attorney. My husband left it up to me to find lawyer we could both use and I picked Brian Katz At my very first consultation with Brian I realized I had made the right choice and I felt comfortable and reassured that I would be in good hands through the process. I did not bring an expensive case to Brian; however, I did not feel we were treated any less than his ‘big clients’. Because of the things Brian told me during my appointments I have continually recommended him to my friends seeking an attorney. Family law is important. It requires time and energy to work things out for everyone, especially the children. It is time well spent and I appreciate the time Brian Katz spent with me.- Former Client
As general counsel for an industrial contractor with projects in western Kentucky, I have worked closely with Brian Katz and his staff for many years on a variety of legal matters. Whether we need assistance with transactional work, regulatory questions, or representation in contractual, tort, or employment litigation, Brian’s well-rounded practice has been a valuable resource for our company. We have outside counsel in law firms large and small around the country, and in my opinion, Mr. Katz is one of the most knowledgeable and capable attorneys we have had the pleasure of retaining. His staff has always been excellent as well. I confidently give other corporate counsel my highest recommendation for referring legal matters to Brian Katz.- Former Client
I work daily with Katz Law. They are prompt to return calls and help resolves any issues I may have. Their employees are well versed in any questions I may have. It is a pleasure to work with them.- Janie M.
The best lawyer in Paducah!
I highly recommend Mr. Katz. He is extremely competent and thoroughly prepared. In my opinion, the best lawyer in Paducah!- Shea B.
Impressive courtroom skillsI would highly recommend Brian for legal representation. He was always prompt to return calls, kept me informed of the process and took the time to listen and truly understand my case and genuinely cared about my situation and getting the result in my best interest. His legal knowledge and courtroom skills are impressive. Brian can handle multiple legal disciplines and I couldn’t have received a better outcome.- Michael S.
I will recommend him anytime
Thank you. Brian is a great lawyer and a better person. i was extremely pleased with the work he did for me on my divorce case . I got everything I wanted. I will recommend him anytime.- Kevin S.
This office is a pleasure to work with, not only are they friendly, polite, and knowledgeable, they know their jobs very well, I would highly recommend this firm to all of our family and friends! Thanks, guys for an awesome job!- Garry H.
Mr. Katz and his entire team were extremely professional, organized, and quick on their feet.- Ben V.
He got things done fast & efficiently
I really appreciate how nice and caring Mr. Katz was. I had no idea how the divorce process worked and he helped me and I definitely felt like he actually cared and it wasn’t just a job to get done for him. Everyone is his office is very kind. He got things done fast and efficiently.- Keshia D.
The best attorney I’ve had experience with
I am so thankful that I was able to have Brian Katz as my attorney to represent me in a family court matter. He was very knowledgeable, prepared, and very professional throughout the entire process! Hands down, the best attorney I’ve had experience with! Hopefully, we will never need another attorney, but if we do, Katz will be our choice!- Brent W.