Motorcycles make up three percent of all vehicles driven on the road, yet they account for over 10 percent of all crashes. People typically think the motorcyclist is a fault for the accident, but statistics show that is not always the case.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 90,000 motorcyclists injured in accidents in the United States in 2009. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents can also be deadly. There were over 4,000 motorcycle traffic fatalities in 2009.
If you or a someone you know has been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your personal injuries, and other assocated expenses.
To learn more, simply fill out the "Free Case Review" form located to the right.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
In a study conducted from 2004 to 2008 by the Tennessee Dept Of Safety Office of Research, Statistics and Analysis office, it was noted that there were over 3,820 motorbike crashes in Knox, Davidson and Shelby Counties alone - with the largest number of crashes occurring over the summer months.
While admittedly, there can MANY situations and circumstances that can contribute to a serious motorcycle crash, the majority of accidents are caused by:
- Drivers that violate the motorcycle right-of-way
- Vehicle failures
- Drivers that fail to see the motorcyclist in traffic
- Bad weather conditions
- Roadway defects
- Inexperienced riders
- Driving under the influence
It's important to note that understandably, many of these collisions occur on weekends, during the latter stages of the afternoon - with Saturdays being the most prevailent day for accidents to occur - generally between 15:00 and 18:00 hrs.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accident injuries can be quite similar to car accident injuries, however - the level of severity of these injuries is usually a lot worse. Due to the lack of protection that a motorcycle provides to it's rider, injuries from even a minor wreck can be severe.
Some common motorcycle accident injuries can include (but are not limited to):
- Broken bones
- Physical disabilities
- Loss of a limb
- Spinal cord injuries
- Herniated disks
- Head and brain injuries
Here at Greg Coleman Law, we strongly believe that negligent motorists MUST to be held responsible for their actions. With over 100 jury trials and countless bench trials to our credit, we have the knowledge and determination to fight for your MAXIMUM compensation benefits.
Working With Insurance Company Adjusters
In most accidents that involve rider injury, the insurance company that has issued the "at-fault" motorist an insurance policy will almost certainly send out an appraiser to survey the damage and estimate the overall costs of the collision.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to note that these investigators are NOT your friend. As highly skilled individuals, they are trained to obtain sensitive information from injury victms and their families when they are most vulnerable - with the possibility of using that information against them should a lawsuit be filed for compensation.
Here at Greg Coleman Law, our team of lawyers are aware of the tactics that these adjusters will often employ, and can help prepare our customers for their questions. In most cases, we will simply have their questions diverted to our staff, which helps to ensure that the best interests of our clients are kept at all times.
What Does It Cost To Hire A Lawyer From Greg Coleman Law?
As responsible members of our community, we believe that everyone should have access to comprehensive legal counsel. With that in mind, we work on a contingency basis only. What that means is that we will not charge you for our fees and services unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you.
If you are unsure if you have a case and are hesitant to call, that is no problem either!
We also offer a 100% FREE initial case review - which allows our potential clients to provide our lawyers with the information about their case, which we will then review to determine if there are grounds to file a lawsuit. If so, we will then advise the best way to move forward with proceedings.
Contact Our Tennessee Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
With our main office located in Knoxville, our attorneys proudly serve Knox County and are licensed to practice law across the entire state of Tennessee.
Having won over $180 MILLION in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients, we have the experience and determination to fight for your MAXIMUM compensation benefits in a court of law.
To find out how we can help, please contact us on 1-800-HURT-NOW (1-800-487-8669) - a member from our intake team will collect some of the details about your accident and will then quickly connect you to one of our lawyers - it's that easy.
If you would like to start immediately, simply fill out and submit the "Free Case Review" form located at the top of this page, and we will contact you shortly - it's 100% FREE.