If you are a motorcycle enthusiast you already know that the State of Tennessee provides some of the best riding in all of the United States. With temperate weather most of the year and some of the most beautiful countryside in America it is no wonder that motorcycles are a common sight in Tennessee. Unfortunately though, the abundance of motorcycles in Tennessee also means that motorcycle accidents are common throughout the state. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident you are likely contemplating whether or not to hire an attorney to represent you in the accident. As such, you may be wondering why it is important to hire an attorney after your motorcycle accident in Tennessee.
While any motor vehicle accident can cause serious, even fatal, injuries, a motorcycle accident is even more likely to cause serious injury to the riders of the bike because of the lack of protection on a motorcycle. As a result, when a motorcycle collides with another vehicle, the biker almost always ends up with the worst injuries. Those injuries could include anything from a bad case of road rash to a traumatic brain injury and/or spinal cord injury.
If your injuries are serious, the medical bills for treating those injuries will be significant. If another party was to blame for the accident, you may be entitled to compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment. In addition, you may be entitled to compensation for your lost wages, property damage, and even the emotional trauma the collision caused. First, however, you must prove that the other party caused, or contributed to, the crash. Unless the other driver admits negligence you will need to prove negligence. This is where the experience, skill, and resources of an experienced Tennessee motorcycle accident attorney is helpful.
Along with proving negligence, your attorney will ensure that you receive all of the compensation to which you are entitled. If your injuries are permanent, for example, you should receive compensation that will cover your future anticipated expenses as well as those you have already incurred. Only an experienced attorney an cevaluate your injuries and advise you with regard to the value of your claim.
If you were recently injured in a Tennessee motorcycle accident it is in your best interest to consult with the experienced Tennessee motorcycle accident attorneys at Bennett, Michael & Hornsby. Contact the team today by calling 615-898-1560 to schedule your appointment.