Knoxville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you have been on a motorcycle, you know what it is like to share the road with other cars and trucks, most of which are much bigger than the motorcycle. Some drivers become inpatient when they have to travel behind smaller bikes, while other drivers may not be paying enough attention to realize a motorcyclist is traveling next to or ahead of them. In any event, drivers must always exercise proper caution and can be held responsible for causing a motorcycle accident if they did not act reasonably under the circumstances. If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident in Knox County or the surrounding area, our Knoxville motorcycle accident attorneys may be able to represent you. Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz has represented injured victims for over 25 years and is the largest plaintiff’s personal injury firm based in Tennessee.Seeking Recovery for Motorcycle Accident Victims in Knox County
If you were hit by a car while driving or riding on a motorcycle, proving the other driver’s negligence is a critical aspect of your case. Insurance companies and their adjusters are often quick to point the finger right back at the motorcycle driver, blaming that person for speeding, unsafe driving, or taking other action that contributed to the impact. Each state has its own rules relating to comparative fault. In Tennessee, even if it is found that you bear at least some percentage of responsibility, you are not completely barred from bringing your claim and recovering compensation. Instead, your damages would be reduced by the percentage of negligence attributed to you. Minimizing allegations of comparative fault is one way a knowledgeable motorcycle accident lawyer in the Knoxville area can help you.
Per the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in the United States in 2015. Motorcycle wreck victims are more susceptible to serious injuries caused by direct contact with a car or truck, such as:
- Broken bones or fractures
- Severe burns
- Concussions or brain injuries
If you have sustained a traumatic injury, you will likely face many hurdles on your road to recovery. The first could be high medical bills for treatment like hospitalization, physical therapy, and surgery. Another could be lost income if you are unable to return to work or must frequently take off to attend to doctor visits or consultations. These are damages that can be objectively documented.
Other types of damages may not be so easily calculated. They are known as non-economic damages and include pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. If your treating physician provides you with physical restrictions that prevent you from carrying out activities of daily life or participating in certain hobbies or activities, you may recover damages. If you sustain permanent scarring to a visible area such as your face, additional recovery may be possible. A skilled lawyer with experience handling motorcycle crash cases will understand how to help you document the losses that you have sustained.Knoxville is linked by US-129 to a scenic area of East Tennessee called Deal’s Gap near the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest. The winding road here is known as the Tail of the Dragon (or simply the Dragon), and it offers an entertaining adventure to motorcyclists with 318 curves in just 11 miles. However, the speed limit is 30 miles per hour for a reason, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol tries to enforce it rigorously because of the many severe motorcycle accidents caused by people who violate it. If you have been struck or run off the road by a car or a fellow motorcyclist on the Dragon, you should not hesitate to assert your legal rights. The attorneys at our Knoxville office are here to help you do that.
If you are dealing with the aftermath of a life-altering accident, the injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can help you assert your claim for damages. We represent crash victims throughout Tennessee, as well as in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Missouri. Many of our clients have come from the areas around Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Contact our office toll-free by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to arrange a free consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney in Knoxville. Whenever you need a motor vehicle crash lawyer, NST is the way to go.