Tennessee Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
The NHTSA reports that motorcyclists have a 98 percent chance of sustaining injury in the event of a crash. Such injuries tend to be serious due to the fact that motorcycles provide little protection to the rider and tend to collide with much larger vehicles or objects. Because of this, victims of motorcycle accidents often sustain debilitating injuries. Bikers frequently suffer injuries such as concussions, fractured bones, brain damage, road rash, facial damage, and spinal cord injuries.
The Causes of Motorcycle Crashes
While many tend to believe that motorcyclists are often at fault for their own accidents, the truth is just the opposite. According to The Hurt Report, motorcycle accidents and resulting injuries are almost always caused by a reckless or unaware automobile driver failing to detect the motorcycle in traffic. The report goes on to indicate that the majority of motorcycle accidents happen at intersections, where passenger vehicles violate right-of-way regulations. Motorcycle riders who become injured after an accident caused by the negligence of another driver may be entitled to compensation for damages and losses.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
10 percent of the country’s motor vehicle crash fatalities are motorcycle riders. While this is a significant number in and of itself, it becomes even more significant when considering the fact that motorcycles only account for 2 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States. This makes motorcyclists an astonishing 37 times more likely to be killed in an accident than automobile drivers and passengers.
Tennessee motorcycle crashes have been on the rise in recent years. During the period spanning 1999 to 2008, the amount of annual motorcycle fatalities in Tennessee rose an at an alarming rate – from 59 in 1999 to 136 in 2010. That marks an increase of over 120% in just eleven years.
Get Help From an Experienced Tennessee Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Because motorcycle accidents can be so severe, injuries may result in large medical bills, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs. In addition, some victims may not be able to return to work or perform certain actions due to permanent injuries. Obtaining financial compensation after a motorcycle accident can help to provide much needed stability and peace of mind.
Insurance companies will seek to minimize the amount of damages you recover. Their adjusters have been specifically trained to this end. They will attempt to uncover evidence or trick you into making statements that can serve to undermine your case, and therefore reduce or eliminate any potential compensation you are due. Fortunately, with a dedicated attorney on your side, you won’t have to worry about such possibilities. Insurance companies tend to back down the moment they learn that a victim has obtained competent representation, given that their efforts at turning the case in their favor will only backfire at that point.
The experienced attorneys at the law office of Tawni Tagaki are skilled in this litigation, knowledgeable in the workings of insurance companies, and can help you receive compensation for all your relevant damages. Contact us today.