Archive for the ‘Motorcycle Accidents’ Category
Sunday, July 17th, 2011
According to Clarksville Online, a 21-year-old motorcyclist remains in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center following a car accident with a 29-year-old motorist in Clarksville, Tennessee, on July 5, 2011.Â While making a left turn out of Man-of-War Road, the motorist crossed the eastbound lanes of Tiny Town Road, directly into the path of the oncoming motorcyclist.Â The motorcyclist tried to avoid the collision but crashed into the motorist.Â The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and sustained multiple injuries to his head and body.Â The motorist was cited for Failure to Yield.
Even if you are fortunate to survive a motorcycle accident in Memphis or Shelby County, you can suffer debilitating injuries, such as head trauma, spinal cord injury, neck injury, amputation, paraplegia, or quadriplegia.Â You can suffer these injuries even if you wear a helmet and other protective equipment.Â Due to the severity of these injuries, victims often require intensive and costly medical surgeries and treatment.Â The Tennessee motorcycle accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) have helped motorcycle accident victims recover maximum compensation for injuries sustained in crashes for over twenty years.Â Our attorneys understand the obstacles motorcycle crash victims and their families face while recovering from injuries and having to pay medical bills.Â To learn more about the Memphis motorcycle accident attorneys at NST Law, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 or visit us at www.nstlaw.com.
Under Tennessee law, you may be entitled to â€ścompensatory damagesâ€ť if you sustain injuries due to another driverâ€™s negligence.Â Compensatory damages are designed to put you in the position you would have been if the motorcycle accident never happened.Â These damages can include compensation to cover your past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, permanent disability, and lost wages.Â â€śEconomic damagesâ€ť may also be awarded, including future lost earnings resulting from your decrease in earning capacity.Â Your spouse may also recover for â€śloss of consortiumâ€ť under Tennessee motorcycle accident law.Â This term literally means â€śloss of servicesâ€ť from a spouse and is awarded to compensate the spouse of the person injured in an accident for the impact on their marital relationship.
Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, with 28 lawyers and a support staff of over 100 paralegals and investigators, has the resources necessary to help you recover maximum compensation in your personal injury lawsuit.Â NST Law has offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville and is the largest plaintiffâ€™s personal injury law firm in Tennessee.Â For a free initial consultation on your case, call 901-683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 today.Â During this free consultation, an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer at NST Law can answer any questions you may have about how NST Law can investigate a crash and develop a claim.Â Our attorneys can tell you about the firm and offer advice as to what your next step should be.Â For a legal plan suited to your specific needs, call the Tennessee motorcycle accident attorneys at NST Law today.
Thursday, February 25th, 2010
Anyone involved in a motorcycle accident in Tennessee faces a real risk of being seriously injured.Â There were 3,158Â motorcycle accidents in Tennessee in 2007.Â Of those accidents, 2,456 accidents resulted in injury whileÂ another 246 were fatal motorcycle accidents.Â If you or a loved one is involved in a serious motorcycle accident in Tennessee, you can suffer serious injuries, which can include the following:
- Head Trauma
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Neck Injury
- Internal Organ Injury
- Road Rash
- Burn Injury
- Broken Bones
- Bruises and Lacerations
- Wrongful Death
If you are the victim of such an injury under Tennessee motorcycle accident law, you can suffer catastrophic injuries even if you are wearing a helmet and other protective equipment.Â The injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident areÂ often life threatening injuries, which may require extensive surgery, medical treatment and physical therapy.Â The victim may also face enormous medical expenses as well as necessary future medical care.
Under Tennessee accident law, you are entitled to â€ścompensatory damagesâ€ť if you sustain injuries due to someone elseâ€™s negligence.Â Compensatory damages are damages that are designed to put the injured person in the position he would have been if the motorcycle accident never happened.Â These damages can include compensation to cover your past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of wages.Â Damages awarded for injuries from a motorcycle accident in Tennessee can also include â€śeconomic damages,â€ť which include future lost earnings resulting from the victimâ€™s decrease in earning capacity or death.Â The spouse of an injured party can also recover for â€śloss of consortiumâ€ť under Tennessee accident law.Â This term literally means â€śloss of servicesâ€ť from a spouse and is awarded to compensate the spouse of the person injured in an accident for the impact on their marital relationship, including their sexual relationship.
Anyone who faces serious or even catastrophic injuries from a Tennessee motorcycle accident needs an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer to guide them through the process of filing a civil lawsuit and seeking compensation for their injuries.Â The Law Office of Nahon, Saharovich and Trotz, also known as NST, is the largest personal injury firm in Tennessee.Â The personal injury lawyers at NST Law have over two decades of experience handling motorcycle accident cases and several NST attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers as among the top 5% of law firms.Â The personal injury attorneys at the Tennessee firm of NST are dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals who have been injured as a result of someone elseâ€™s negligence or intentional acts. To speak with a Tennessee motorcycle accident lawyer at our firm, contact NST today.
Friday, September 18th, 2009
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.
Official Tennessee Motorcycle Rider Education Program
Motorcycle Safety Foundation
National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Memphis, TN Office
488 South Mendenhall
Memphis, TN 38117
Jackson, TN Office
2709 North Highland Avenue
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
Phone: 731- 427-5550
Knoxville, TN Office
408 North Cedar Bluff Road
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923
Jackson, MS Office
460 Briarwood Drive
Jackson, Mississippi 39206
Jonesboro, AR Office
922 South Main Street
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401