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Middle Tennessee Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Along with the freedom that riding a motorcycle offers, it also leaves you vulnerable to substantial harm in the event of a wreck. Whether a crash occurs due to a mechanical defect, poorly maintained roads, or misconduct by another motorist, our seasoned injury attorneys should be retained promptly. A motorcycle crash could result in significant injuries, and the financial losses, including medical expenses, stemming from an accident could be considerable. A knowledgeable Middle Tennessee motorcycle accident lawyer at our firm could help you seek financial recourse after such a devastating accident.

Middle Tennessee Traffic Laws For Motorcyclists

Local law requires motorcyclists to wear approved helmets, as described in Tennessee Code Annotated §55-9-302. Sitting forward with one leg on each side of the motorcycle and using daytime headlights are also mandatory under Tenn. Code Ann. §55-8-164(b). Furthermore, Tenn. Code Ann. §55-9-304 requires all motorcycle riders wear eye protection unless their motorcycle has a windshield. A rear-view mirror, as well as footrests for riders and passengers, are also necessary under Tenn. Code Ann. §55-9-305. If you do not follow these requirements, you could potentially be found partially at fault for their injuries. Our compassionate Middle Tennessee lawyers explain how vicarious liability could impact your motorcycle accident case.

Common Causes Of Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcyclists like yourself are highly exposed compared to occupants of motor vehicles, as you lack seatbelts, air bags and a metal enclosure. Additionally, motorcycles are much smaller and lighter than most passenger vehicles, making them more difficult to see on the road and more likely to suffer substantial damage in a collision. We have seen firsthand the devastation a wreck can cause for bikers and their families. That is why we are committed to fighting for the rights of injured motorcyclists. Even if you are the most cautious rider, you cannot always avoid an accident. Motorcycle crashes commonly occur due to:

  • Bad weather
  • Defective motorcycle or vehicle parts
  • Inexperienced motorcycle operation
  • Intoxicated or impaired vehicle operators
  • Drivers making left turns in front of motorcycles
  • Poor road conditions
  • Unseen obstacles in the rider’s path
  • Failure of drivers to check their blind spots

It is important for you and your Middle Tennessee attorney at the Miller Injury Firm to accurately identify the cause of your motorcycle wreck. This is because the cause of the accident can determine who could potentially be liable for your resulting damages. For instance, if a driver were speeding and collided with you, the negligent driver could be held financially accountable. However, if the driver could not stop because the brakes were faulty, then the vehicle manufacturer could potentially be liable.

What If Multiple Parties Are Liable For A Motorcycle Wreck?

Under Tenn. Code Ann. §29-11-107(a), when multiple vehicle drivers or other parties cause a motorcycle accident, each one is liable only for their percentage of fault. For example, a car driver found 75% responsible for a motorcycle collision would only be required to cover 75% of the resulting damages.

Connect With A Middle Tennessee Motorcycle Accident Attorney For Guidance. If We Don’t Win, You Don’t Pay!

Miller Injury Firm is Middle Tennessee’s leading motorcycle accident injury law firm. Insurance companies will have their lawyers working to minimize the amount of money they have to pay out. You need someone on your side who is looking out for your best interests. We have a proven track record of success in handling motorcycle accident cases and helping injury victims, and we will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact Miller Injury Firm today for a free consultation. Due to the harsh consequences of a motorcycle crash, you could benefit from speaking with the understanding legal representatives at the Miller Injury Firm. Contact a Middle Tennessee motorcycle accident lawyer at our firm today to discuss your case. You can call 615-922-5693 or fill out our online contact form.