Serious Injuries Caused By Motorcycle Accidents

Knoxville Serious Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Hartsoe Law Firm adept at helping clients with cases in Knoxville motorcycle accident law. Mr. Hartsoe is highly respected and sought after for his extensive experience with motorcycle accident cases. He is dedicated to helping victims injured by negligence, providing representation in Knoxville and throughout Tennessee.

Motorcycle Accidents in Tennessee

Tennessee is known for its beautiful music, lush scenery, and open roads. But the state does not rank well in terms of motorcycle safety. Recent statistics indicate that 2,530 motorcycle accidents in Tennessee have resulted in injuries and 143 in fatalities. Blount County ranked third in the greatest number of motorcycle crashes per year. Motorcycle accidents are often caused by negligent drivers. They usually involve:

  • Speeding
  • Intoxication
  • Inexperience
  • Intersections
  • Lane changes
  • Unprotected turns
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycles are an efficient and economical means of transportation. Free riders glide through traffic, passing drivers trapped behind the wheel. But with this freedom comes responsibility and danger from all sides. Motorcycle riders are not shielded by steel frames or clearly visible to other motorists. Motorcycle accidents do not merely bend fenders or shatter glass; they more often involve catastrophic injury to the rider.

Serious Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents

Even the best safety helmets and riding gear cannot fully protect cyclists from negligent drivers. The impact of steel on flesh can be deadly. Motorcycle riders can be ejected from their seats or crushed by their bikes. Common injuries caused by motorcycle accidents include:

  • Cuts, bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Severed limbs
  • Fractured skull
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Partial or total paralysis
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Physical, cognitive impairment
  • Temporary or permanent disability

While broken bones may heal, damage to the brain, neck, or spinal cord can be permanent. Destruction of this important nerve center often results in coma, amnesia, and paralysis. The mounting hospital costs and medical bills can quickly plunge victims and families into debt.

Liability for Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Negligence

Personal injury law protects victims of accidents caused by the negligence of others. Motorcycle riders who are partly at fault for the accident may still obtain compensation as long as their proportion of negligence is less than 50 percent. Negligent drivers breach a duty to riders by failing to safely operate their vehicles. Whether this means failing to pay attention or following too closely, driver negligence results in liability. Motorcycle accident victims are entitled to compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering. These are all costs that liable parties, and their insurers, must pay.

Contact an Attorney with Experience in Motorcycle Accident Cases

If you were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, consult an experienced Knoxville personal injury lawyer at Hartsoe Law Firm today. Known for his expertise in this area of law, Mark Hartsoe receives referrals from attorneys in other states. He has helped Tennessee and out-of-state riders recover substantial awards for their harm. Whether your injury is minor or critical, you do not have to share the burden alone. Let Hartsoe Law Firm deal with insurance companies and all liable parties so all you have to do is recover. We are dedicated to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call 865-804-1011 for a free consultation or contact us online.

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