Nashville Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
When a motorcyclist leaves for a ride, he or she faces numerous hazards and dangers, regardless of whether the rider is going to work, running errands, or enjoying a leisurely ride. Road and weather conditions can play a factor in some motorcycle accidents. However, other drivers are often to blame for many of the motorcycle crashes in Nashville and Davidson County.
Brummett Injury Lawyers work with motorcyclists who have been injured in crashes. Our legal team thoroughly investigates the motorcycle accident to determine the cause of the crash and identify the responsible party or entity.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash, contact our office to schedule a free consultation with one of our Tennessee motorcycle accident lawyers. You deserve to have a legal team on your side fighting to ensure you are treated fairly by insurance companies and other parties who may want to blame you for causing the crash.
Motorcyclists Are Often Blamed for Causing Crashes and Motorcycle Accidents
Sadly, some people believe the unfair and untrue stereotypes that all motorcyclists are reckless and dangerous. At Brummett Injury Lawyers, we do not believe these stereotypes to be true. However, we do understand that insurance companies and defense attorneys use negative stereotypes to influence accident claims if it means they can reduce liability for a claim.
For example, an insurance company may claim that you were speeding at the time of the motorcycle crash. At trial, the defense attorney may subtly refer to the speed most motorcycles travel or a study of how fast a motorcycle like your motorcycle can travel. If any jurors are already predisposed to believing the motorcyclists like to ride fast, the jurors may be more included to believe you were speeding at the time of the crash.
Why Blame the Motorcyclist for a Motorcycle Accident?
The tactic of blaming the other party in a motor vehicle accident is based on comparative fault. Under Tennessee’s comparative fault laws, an individual’s compensation for an injury claim can be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to the individual. For example, if a jury finds that a motorcyclist is 30 percent at-fault for a crash, the compensation owed to the motorcyclist is reduced by 30 percent. Therefore, if the person should receive $100,000, the most he can receive is $70,000 (total compensation less 30 percent).
If the defense can convince the jury that the motorcyclist is over 50 percent at fault, the motorcyclist is barred from receiving any compensation for the accident under the state’s comparative fault laws.
Therefore, it benefits the insurance provider to aggressively argue that the motorcyclist is partially at fault for causing the motorcycle accident. With each percentage of fault assigned to the rider, the less the insurance company must pay for the injury claim. If the company can convince the jury the motorcyclist was at least 50 percent at fault, the rider receives nothing for the claim.
What are Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
Motorcycle accident injuries can be catastrophic for the motorcyclist. Unlike a car or truck, a motorcycle does not provide any protection for the rider from the impact of the collision. Even though a rider may be wearing a motorcycle helmet, boots, gloves, and other motorcycle gear, the chance of a traumatic injury in a crash is still high.
Common motorcycle injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other head injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
- Severe burns, scarring, and disfigurement
- Broken and fractured bones
- Damage to internal organs
A motorcyclist can sustain permanent disabilities and impairments that prevent him or her from working. Severe injuries can prevent a rider from working for months after an accident as the person recovers from injuries. Even when a person is able to return to work, he or she may have a diminished earning capacity because of the motorcycle accident injuries.
We Fight for Fair and Just Settlements for Motorcycle Accident Claims
The Wilson County motorcycle accident attorneys of Brummett Injury Lawyers work closely with our clients, their physicians, expert witnesses, and other professionals to recover full compensation for all injuries, losses, and damages. As part of our commitment to motorcyclists, we are aggressive in our representation of injured riders.
We thoroughly investigate the accident to gather evidence that proves you were not at-fault for the cause of the crash. Our legal team works with you to carefully document each financial loss and expense. We also work with various experts, including investigators, physicians, and economists, to gather evidence and documentation that supports the maximum amount available for a motorcycle accident claim.
If necessary, our Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers are prepared to file a personal injury lawsuit to protect your best interests. Brummett Injury Lawyers are highly trained negotiators, but we are also skilled, aggressive trial lawyers who fight for your legal rights inside and outside of a courtroom.
Can Our Nashville, Tennessee Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Help You?
Are you dealing with an insurance company that refuses to treat you and your accident claim with respect? If so, we want to help. Contact Brummett Injury Lawyers for a free consultation with a Nashville motorcycle accident attorney.