Nashville Motorcycle Accidents at Intersections
Riding a motorcycle in a bustling city like Nashville can be dangerous, especially when it comes to intersections. Even though every driver on the road has an obligation to other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians to drive safely, some do not. Regrettably, there are drivers who do not pay attention to motorcyclists as they should, while others do not share the road with motorcyclists and even intimidate them while driving. This behavior can quickly turn into an intersection accident. If a motorcycle accident at an intersection in the Nashville area has left you or a loved one injured, you should contact one of the Nashville motorcycle accident attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. As the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm based in Tennessee, our firm consists of more than 30 lawyers and over 120 dedicated staff members. Additionally, our firm has been helping people injured throughout Tennessee for more than 30 years. We are ready to take your call 24/7, so call us today, and let us show you the NST way.
Recovering Damages for Injuries from a Motorcycle Accident at an Intersection
In Davidson County, accidents involving motorcycles can have devastating consequences. Some collisions leave victims with serious injuries, while other crashes cause fatalities. When the collision occurs at an intersection, factors such as speed play a big role in the outcome. For an example of a motorcycle crash at an intersection, let us say that a motorcyclist is headed to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 222 5th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee 37203. The biker is on 4th Avenue South and about to drive through the intersection at Korean Veterans Boulevard since he has the right of way. As he makes his way through the intersection, a car clips the end of his motorcycle and throws him from his bike. The driver of the car was texting while driving, thus running the red light and colliding with the motorcyclist.
As a result, the biker is left in critical condition due to sustaining broken bones, spinal cord damage, and other severe injuries, and is rushed to a nearby hospital in the Nashville area. Even if a crash like the one in the previous example were to happen at a low speed, it could easily result in the injured biker staying several nights at a hospital like Saint Thomas West Hospital, which is located at 4220 Harding Pike, Nashville, Tennessee 37205.
In order to recover damages after being injured in a motorcycle accident at an intersection, you will likely have to establish the negligence of the other driver. A knowledgeable lawyer can help you substantiate your claim, assert your rights, and defend you against potential accusations of comparative negligence. An attorney can also inform you of the damages to which you may be entitled. If you have suffered intangible losses, such as loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, pain and suffering, or loss of consortium, you can be awarded non-economic damages. Economic damages, on the other hand, can be awarded to you for monetary losses, which may include medical bills, lost wages, and lost earning capacity.
Injured? Contact NST Today to Discuss Your Case
Moments of inattention or negligence ranging from driving while fatigued to reckless driving can lead to motorcycle accidents at intersections, which can permanently alter the lives of those injured. Contact us today by calling toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form for a free consultation.