Memphis Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accidents are often the most tragic and heartbreaking accidents on the road. With the limited safety mechanisms motorcyclists have at their disposal, there is no doubt that when an accident happens they are more susceptible to injuries than someone riding in a car. The experienced Memphis motorcycle accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz have been battling insurance companies for the past 30 years, providing compensation to injured Memphis motorcyclists. As the largest personal injury law firm based in Tennessee, NST’s motor vehicle collision attorneys have the resources and support staff to help those injured pursue the compensation that they deserve.Seeking Compensation for Motorcycle Wreck Victims in the South
Much like a traditional car accident case, a motorcyclist injured in an accident will have to prove that someone negligently caused the accident to occur. This is one of the first steps in establishing a valid claim for damages. Negligence can be found in several ways, including drunk driving, failing to yield or stop, speeding, fatigued driving, distracted driving, or following too close. Moreover, specifically for motorcycle accidents, our lawyers know to investigate for any defects in the road and look for any potential products liability claims that may exist.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle crashes in the South include:
- Drunk driving
- Texting while driving
- Failure to yield right of way
- Improper left turns
- Failure to maintain safe lookout
- Failure to exercise due care
The motorcycle accident lawyers at our Memphis firm will act expeditiously on your case because injured parties generally only have one year from the date of the accident to bring a personal injury lawsuit in Tennessee, known as the statute of limitation. Injured parties also bear the legal burden of proving fault or negligence, so it is best to act quickly. It is important to confirm whether or not the at-fault party has insurance, and if not, whether the injured motorcyclist has uninsured motorist coverage. In the state of Tennessee, any driver on the road is required to carry a minimum of $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident in liability insurance. However, some drivers do not always respect the laws and often decide not to purchase auto insurance. If it is found the at-fault driver does not have any insurance, injured parties can utilize their personal uninsured motorist insurance to compensate for the at-fault party’s lack of liability coverage. Our personal injury attorneys seek to leave no stone unturned in our investigation of our clients’ cases, searching for all potential insurance policies that may apply.
When an accident happens, motorcyclists are particularly susceptible to suffering significant injuries like fractures, ligament damage, organ damage, and permanent scarring or road rash. To help accident victims bring their case and obtain fair recovery for their losses in Memphis or elsewhere, our motorcycle accident attorneys know how to properly take the following steps:
- Obtain all police reports
- Look for video footage from the scene
- Photograph the accident scene
- Speak with witnesses and take their statements
- Hire accident reconstruction experts to review “black box” data and recreate the accident
- Obtain all medical bills and records
- Consult with expert witnesses
- Handle all communications with the insurance companies
There are many forms of compensation available to those injured in motorcycle wrecks. Our attorneys vigorously pursue our client’s economic losses such as loss of income and medical expenses, as well as non-economic losses like pain and suffering, loss of consortium, permanent disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. In cases involving traumatic injuries or wrongful death, expert witnesses are needed to document future losses, such as diminished earning capacity or loss of income. Our lawyers understand how and when to consult with qualified expert witnesses whose testimony is needed to properly document damages.
Experienced lawyers know the impact a motorcycle accident can have on a family, and we strive to obtain the damages to which our clients are entitled by law. It is our ultimate goal to handle your case as efficiently and transparently as possible, allowing you to focus solely on your health and recovery.Retain a Knowledgeable Memphis Motorcycle Accident Attorney
If you were hurt in a motorcycle crash in Memphis or the surrounding area, our firm may be able to investigate and represent you in a lawsuit for damages. In addition to handling motorcycle accident cases, our Memphis attorneys can help you seek compensation for your injuries from truck accidents, medical malpractice, and other sources of injury. Our firm employs over 30 attorneys and more than 100 staff members. We represent clients throughout the South in Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Arkansas including in Memphis, Jackson, Knoxville, Nashville, Caruthersville, Hayti, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Tupelo, Meridian, Jackson, Little Rock, and Jonesboro. To speak with a dedicated and experienced lawyer today, please call Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz at 800-529-4004 or complete our online form for a consultation with a personal injury lawyer. NST is the way to go!