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Nearly half of all motorcycle accidents result in injury 

Arguably more dangerous than the average car wreck, motorcycle accidents occur by the thousands every year. With limited protection around drivers, motorcyclists are highly vulnerable to other vehicles on the road. If you’ve been injured or disabled in a motorcycle accident, you’ll need a tough attorney to fight for your rights. 

Being in an accident is difficult enough… 

At G3, we understand that many insurance companies view motorcyclists as “reckless daredevils,” which can keep you from getting what you deserve after an accident. That’s why we’re here to help with your claims process and ensure you receive the support you need. 

G3 Can Help

Take your life back with G3 on your side. After meeting for a free, confidential case evaluation, we’ll get to work on behalf of you. Our team of experienced legal staff will gather all the photos and documentation needed to get you a fast, fair settlement. 

With hundreds of 5-star reviews, your G3 lawyers have built a reputation around providing compassionate guidance to those in need of financial and emotional support after a motorcycle accident. Let us help you get what you deserve. 

Types Of Motorcycle Accidents

There are lots of different types of motorcycle accidents that can happen on the road. The most common accidents include: 

  • Head-on collisions, where cars hit motorcyclists from the front, such as swerving into a motorcyclist’s lane. This type of accident almost always results in serious injury or even death.
  • Left-hand turn accidents, which make up about 40% of accidents. This type of accident is common because motorcycles are smaller than cars. For example, a car merging to the left may not notice a motorcycle that’s passing them in the left lane, and may strike the motorcyclist. 
  • Lane splitting accidents can occur when motorcyclists “split” lanes, traveling between lanes in heavy traffic. Lane splitting is illegal in Tennessee, but some motorcyclists still engage in this behavior. 
  • Hitting stationary objects like guardrails or parked cars, or road hazards like potholes, slick pavement, or even animal strikes 
  • Excessive speed or alcohol use are estimated to contribute to up to 50% of motorcycle accidents, which is about the same as passenger vehicles.  

No matter what the circumstances or type of accident, a Knoxville motorcycle accident attorney can help you protect yourself and get the compensation you deserve.  

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries 

Depending on the situation and the seriousness of the crash, many different types of injuries can occur as the result of a motorcycle accident. 

  • Traumatic brain injuries – Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) such as concussions are common, particularly in riders who do not wear helmets.
  • Spinal cord injuries – The spinal cord may be damaged or injured from the collision of impact, often resulting in life-altering, permanent paralysis such as paraplegia or quadriplegia.
  • Internal injuries – Internal organs can be damaged by the blunt-force trauma of an accident, or penetration trauma when broken glass, debris, or another object penetrates the skin.
  • Fractures – Broken bones, particularly broken legs, are very common in accidents and may be caused by colliding with an object or the rider getting caught under the motorcycle itself after an accident. 
  • Road rash – Severe abrasions can occur when a rider makes contact with the road during a crash, particularly if they are not wearing proper protective clothing. When they are deep and significant, these abrasions have a high risk of serious infections and permanent scarring.  

What To Do After A Motorcycle Accident 

First, you need to get medical help immediately. Motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries to riders, who may not notice the extent of their injuries immediately due to the adrenaline they’re experiencing after a crash. 

It’s important to also gather information from passersby and witnesses to your accident, when possible. It may be possible to do this right away if you have been checked out by paramedics and you are not seriously injured. You can take pictures and video evidence of the crash site, too. You also will likely be asked to talk to the police so that they can file a report about the accident.  

If you have been seriously injured, you also should speak to a Knoxville motorcycle accident attorney. An attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve from the responsible party and their insurance, and protect your rights. 

Who Is At Fault For A Motorcycle Accident? 

This is entirely dependent on the exact circumstances of the accident. Car drivers are often found to be at fault when a motorcyclist is injured, but this is not always the case. 

An investigation will be made into the accident to determine exactly what happened and who was at fault during the accident. It’s important to note that Tennessee is a “shared-fault” state, so it’s possible for both parties to be found to be at fault.

For example, the driver of a car may be found to be 80% at fault for an accident, while a motorcyclist could be found to be 20% at fault. Due to the comparative fault rule in Tennessee, this would mean that the motorcyclist’s potential damages would be reduced by 20%. 

Damages In A Motorcycle Accident Case 

Every motorcycle accident case is different, but the damages awarded in a motorcycle accident case usually include some or all of the following: 

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Cost of repairing and/or replacing your motorcycle
  • Lost earning capacity and wages due to short or long-term injuries
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress or mental anguish
  • Disfigurement or scarring
  • Physical impairment
  • Reduced quality of life 

With the help of a Knoxville motorcycle accident attorney, you can make sure that you recover the damages to which you’re entitled after being involved in a serious accident, and protect your livelihood, your finances, and your well-being. 

The Benefits Of Working With An Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney  

Choosing to work with experienced Knoxville motorcycle accident attorneys like the team at The Law Offices of G. Turner Howard III has a lot of benefits. We’ll work closely with you to ensure the best possible outcome for your case. With our help, you can:

Simplify insurance negotiations – Negotiating a settlement with insurance companies is not a simple process, and insurers are always looking for ways to pay less than what you deserve. Working with attorneys helps you get expert advice and representation during settlement negotiations.

  • Understand what your case is worth – Serious accidents can result in life-long impairments and high medical bills. It’s always important to choose an attorney who understands what your case is worth, and how much compensation you deserve.
  • You don’t pay unless you win – At our office, we operate on a contingency basis. That means you pay us a percentage of your settlement when you win your case. There are no high up-front costs involved with hiring The Law Offices of G. Turner Howard III.

If you’re ready to get started, don’t wait. Contact us now for a free, no-commitment consultation about your motorcycle accident in Knoxville, and see how our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys can help.

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