Many people may not know that May is national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, but unfortunately in Tennessee, most of the motorcycles we are being made aware of are those involved in serious accidents. These accidents are truly tragic, as many Tennessee motorcyclists look forward to the warm summer weather so that they can ride through the beautiful landscapes in the Knoxville area. Drivers are encouraged to be extra careful and watch out for motorcyclists, as motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries.
Just recently in the Knoxville area, a driver crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a couple on a Harley Davidson, killing them both. Additionally, a woman driving an SUV apparently crossed all the way over the road and into oncoming traffic, striking four motorcyclists and their riders. Fortunately, no fatalities were reported in the second motorcycle accident, though the riders are obviously suffering injuries. All of the motorcyclists were wearing helmets, according to police.
It is one of the most frightening things about riding a motorcycle, wondering whether or not other drivers see you and how much damage you could suffer in an accident. Even when wearing a helmet, motorcyclists are still susceptible to serious bruises and lacerations or even broken bones and lost limbs.
Because the risk of injury is so severe for motorcyclists, it is almost always in the best interests of motorcyclists to seek legal assistance after a crash. Enlisting the aid of an attorney can help motorcyclists better understand their rights. Additionally, the legal insight offered by an attorney can help you build a case that fully explores the extents of your injuries and helps you receive the compensation that you deserve following a motorcycle accident.
Source: WMC Action News, "Biker Dad: 2 Cordova motorcycle riders killed in terrible crash," Chris Best, May 24, 2015