Motorcycle Accident Lawyers – Nashville, Tennessee
Driving a Motorcycle Does Not Make You a Yahoo
So you drive a motorcycle.
So do George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Pink, Jay Leno, and John Travolta. So do men and women at every church in Nashville and thousands of people across the many winding, open roads of Middle TN.
Driving a motorcycle doesn’t make you a redneck, barbarian or yahoo. Driving a motorcycle doesn’t mean you are partly at fault when bad judgment of someone behind a wheel causes an accident.
Driving a motorcycle does not define you as a villain, or scapegoat or lesser category of person unworthy of a fair day in Davidson County court.
Yet those are very real perceptions faced by motorcyclists injured in an accident.
Who’s To Blame in a Motorcycle Accident?
Claims adjusters at insurance companies, attorneys for the insurers and drivers of other vehicles involved in the crash, and even some jurors believe motorcyclists bear a share of the responsibility just because they were driving a vehicle with two wheels instead of four.
That’s insane and outrageous.
In the psychology of fighting a claim and presenting a case, the opposition will contend you have blame because your injuries would be less serious had you been driving a car.
But that’s not what the law says. You were on a motorcycle, and you are entitled to all of the protections the rules of the road provide. It is simply not reasonable – or fair – to suggest the fact you chose to ride a motorcycle makes you to blame for someone else’s bad acts.
One trait all motorcycle riders share is a love for the freedom they feel on the open road. As a group, however, motorcyclists are more diverse than many people realize.
According to the most recent statistics from the American Motorcycle Association:
- The average age of a motorcyclist in the United States is 48.
- More than 1 in 4 motorcycle owners have a 4-year college degree. Another 16 percent have gone on to study post-graduate work.
- The average annual household income for motorcycle owners is $85,300.
Here’s another fact: If you or someone you care about is injured in a motorcycle crash in Nashville or Middle TN, it costs nothing to come in and talk with me about your options. In fact, I don’t get paid unless we win in a negotiated settlement or in court.
Knowing your options puts you in the driver’s seat. What motorcyclist doesn’t like that?
Have you sustained a serious injury while riding a motorcycle or ATV?
With scenic views and great weather, many people enjoy riding motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in Middle Tennessee. While riding can be a lot of fun, thousands of riders are injured in serious accidents every year.
If you or a loved one have sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle or ATV accident, it’s important to have an experienced attorney who will help you understand your rights as a victim and recover compensation for your losses.
Our personal injury team will give your case the attention it deserves
At the law firm of Raybin & Weissman, we understand why people love riding. We also know how difficult it can be to make sense of legal issues stemming from a motorcycle or ATV accident caused by a negligent party. Our Nashville personal injury lawyers help you understand your options for recovering compensation for any medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering resulting from your accident.
Motorcycle accidents can be caused by a wide range of factors, including:
- Inattentive drivers
- Drivers who underestimate the speed and power of a motorcycle and pull out in front of them
- Weather conditions that cause drivers to lose sight of a motorcyclist
ATV accidents can also have a variety of causes, including:
- Inexperienced drivers
- Careless or inattentive drivers
- Drivers who overworked their machines
- Operators attempting to show off on their machines
We are committed to helping victims obtain compensation for injuries caused by another party’s careless actions. Over the years, we’ve worked with countless victims of motorcycle and ATV accidents throughout Middle Tennessee and have helped them to put their lives back on track.
We help you get compensation so you can recover from your injuries
Our experienced attorneys will review your case and help you understand your rights and options. Through aggressive negotiation with insurance companies or courtroom representation, we work to get you the compensation you are due as quickly and painlessly as possible.
We have successfully recovered compensation for clients who have suffered a wide range of injuries as a result of motorcycle and ATV accidents, including:
No matter what the extent of your injuries, our lawyers will work diligently to negotiate a favorable settlement or prove your case in court. We provide personalized service and we are always here to answer your questions. We take the legal burden off your shoulders so you can focus on your recovery.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle or ATV accident, contact the personal injury lawyers at Raybin and Weissman today for a free consultation of your case.