Injured in a Motorcycle Accident In Tennessee? You need the best Nashville injury attorney on your team.
Motorcycle riders who are injured or killed in crashes usually don’t get the benefit of the doubt. Often, police arriving on the scene will assume that any given accident was the biker's fault. At Keith Williams Law Group, we know that many motorcycle accidents are clearly NOT the biker's fault. We believe that injured riders should recover damages in a court of law for their injuries and that family members should be compensated for the wrongful death of a loved one due to a motorcycle accident.
Most Motorcycle Accidents Are Caused by Other Vehicles
In Tennessee, as in other states, the vast majority of motorcycle accidents cannot be attributed to the recklessness or negligence of the motorcycle’s operator. Rather, these crashes are often caused by:
- Car drivers who are unfamiliar with the physics of motorcycles, and don’t accurately judge the motorcycles’ weight and speed when merging, turning, or changing lanes.
- Unsafe road conditions, which may be attributable to the negligence of the municipality (say, a pothole on a road that has been reported numerous times, but still has not been repaired).
- Drivers who tailgate motorcycles, usually in an attempt to get their operators to change lanes or yield the right of way (since many people are uncomfortable driving behind motorcycles) or who are operating their vehicle recklessly or even driving under the influence.
If you try to recover damaged from the at-fault driver in the wake of an accident, their lawyer will most likely attempt to show that you contributed to the incident, either by speeding, weaving inappropriately between cars, riding two or three abreast in the same lane with other bikers, or climbing up onto the shoulder of the road to avoid a traffic jam. In the most successful lawsuits, a rider can demonstrate that he or she did not contribute in any way to the accident, and that their injuries are directly attributable to the recklessness or negligence of another driver (or the failure of the municipality to maintain the road or its signals).
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident? Insist on Your Rights
If you have been injured, through no fault of your own, while riding your motorcycle, you are entitled to the same rights as the driver or passenger of a car, truck, or SUV, including an award to compensate you for the damage to you and your property. If you have lost a family member in a motorcycle accident, you could be compensated for the Wrongful Death of your loved one. Questions? Call the motorcycle accident attorneys at the Keith Williams Law Group today. Our experienced and professional attorneys will be happy to offer you a free no hassle consultation.