Motorcycle accidents typically end in tragic injury, disfigurement, paralysis or fatality. The statistics speak for themselves. For example, out of all the motorcycle accidents that occur throughout the State of Tennessee each year, approximately one out of every five motorcyclists walked away from the accident with only minor bumps, bruises, and abrasions. The lack of a protective barrier between the driver and the road or another motor vehicle ultimately leaves motorcyclists in a very vulnerable position.
The most common causes for motorcycle accidents that occur in Tennessee include, but are not limited to:
- Other motorists simply not seeing and recognizing motorcycles in dense traffic;
- Inexperienced operators who simply do not know the limitations of their machine, failure to slow down when cornering, under-cornering or over braking;
- Speeding or reckless driving;
- Poorly maintained roads;
- Motor vehicles turning into the lane of a motorcycle and violating the motorcyclistâ€™s right of way;
- Motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in a collision than are passengers of the other motor vehicles. Motorcyclists are also five times more likely to sustain serious injury than other motor vehicle accident victims.
Throughout the course of our law firmâ€™s practice, we have come to understand the severity and permanency of injuries that many of our clients have sustained as a result of motorcycle accidents and other personal injury accidents. We know that many of these injuries have impaired our clientsâ€™ ability to perform activities of daily living, including the ability to continue, or possibly obtain, meaningful and gainful employment.
Furthermore, we have learned that due to these significant injuries, our clients have no other option but to seek financial compensation through litigation or filing a claim against the negligent driverâ€™s insurance carrier. The Tennessee motorcycle accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich and Trotz have the legal background to help establish your claim against a negligent motor vehicle operator. We have the expertise to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Call us today at 877-683-7001 for a free initial consultation.