Most motorcycle accidents are caused by other vehicles
Motorcyclists suffer from a bad reputation in Tennessee as in the whole country. Police arriving on the scene will often assume that the biker’s recklessness caused the accident.
At Keith Williams Law Group, we know that many motorcycle accidents are the results of other motorists’ errors. Common causes of motorcycle crashes are:
- Changing lane without checking for motorcycles
This classic mistake is unfortunately frequent and can cause devastating damages.
- Failure to yield and failure to assess motorcycle’s trajectory
This error is usually the result of inattention and lack of knowledge. Most drivers don’t judge motorcycles’ weight and speed accurately when merging and turning.
- Reckless driving
Speeding, DUI, DWI, failure to obey traffic signs and lights, tailgating in an attempt to make you change lanes or yield the right of way.
- Road hazards
Bikes are structurally unstable as they only have two wheels. When roads are not properly maintained because of the municipality’s negligence, even a small pothole can make you lose control.
Common Injuries from Motorbike Accidents
First thing first: if you’re injured in a motorcycle crash, always seek medical assistance. Your injuries may be more severe than you think initially and you will need a medical report so that we can process your claim for compensation.
In an accident, you are very likely to fall or be ejected from your motorcycle. Your entire body is therefore exposed with a greater risk of lower extremity wounds. Your injuries have a bigger chance of being serious:
- Traumatic brain injuries and concussion
- Spinal damages leading to paralysis
- Organ damages and internal bleeding
- Broken bones
- Burns and lacerations, disfigurement
- Bikers’ arm caused by nerve damage
- Soft tissue damage caused by road rash
All those physical injuries and their long term consequences make you vulnerable to psychological distress: depression, anxiety, PTSD, development of phobias, sleep issues, reoccurring nightmares, etc.
The consequences may affect your personal, familial and social life: loss of quality of life, loss of relationship and consortium, inability to work, etc.
What Compensations Can You Expect ?
If your injuries are the result of a driver’s negligence or recklessness, we will obtain the full amount of compensation you deserve for:
- Medical bills, existing and future
- Lost income and future earning capacity
- Physical disability, permanent and temporary
- Emotional trauma and mental distress
- Lost relationships
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Contact East Nashville Best Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
We know how people and insurance companies show biased prejudice against motorcyclists. They believe you knowingly take on heightened risks when you ride on East Nashville roads. We serve clients throughout Tennessee from our offices in Nashville and Lebanon.
You are legally entitled to rightful compensation and we will make it happen. Call and speak now to an expert motorcycle accident attorney at Keith Williams Law Group at 615-313-3999.