Thousands of people across the Upper Cumberland enjoy exploring the region by motorcycle. When the weather starts to warm up, motorcyclists eagerly hit the open road.
Tennessee has more than 400,000 motorists licensed to operate a motorcycle on its highways. These motorists face additional dangers as they navigate the scenic drives of the state. Each year, about 2,800 motorcycle crashes occur on Tennessee roads. When motorcycles are involved in a traffic accident, the results are often devastating. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle crash than occupants of a passenger car.
Motorcyclists are more at risk of dangerous actions by other drivers. Accidents sometimes occur because drivers don’t see a motorcycle when they go to change lanes, they pull out in front of a motorcycle rider, or they fail to recognize the right of way for the motorcyclist. Accidents that might not be severe when involving a car can become deadly for a motorcyclist, like opening a vehicle door into the path of a motorcycle.
Motorcycle accident injuries can be serious, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or disfigurement. You may face mounting medical bills and lost wages. Some injuries may require ongoing care for many years.
If you were injured due to another’s negligence, you can seek payment for your economic losses and your pain and suffering. Attorney Philip D. Burnett at Burnett Law in Crossville can evaluate the facts of your case and help you get compensation for your motorcycle injuries. Contact his office today for a consultation.