Accidents involving a motorcycle can involve serious injuries that can be truly devastating to a person’s life. Although most automobile-motorcycle accidents involve negligent automobile drivers, motorcyclists are often stereotyped as being fast and reckless. Because of this stereotype and the perceived increased risks involved in operating a motorcycle, victims of motorcycle accidents face a tough battle in their effort to obtain full and fair compensation for their injuries. Stephen A. Burroughs is an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Knoxville, Tennessee. You can rely on Stephen Burroughs to guide you through the difficult legal process and to fight to help you obtain the absolute best possible outcome in your case. There is no charge for attorney’s fees until you recover money for your personal injuries. We will also help you resolve your property damage claims for no fee whatsoever, so call today for a free consultation.
Motorcyclists injured by other people’s negligence need not accept less than the compensation that would be given to automobile drivers who are injured. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, the same laws apply as if you were in a car or truck. These laws require that the persons responsible pay for your motorcycle repairs, medical expenses, lost wages, pain, suffering and other damages. It is important that you understand your rights and the obstacles you face in these cases. Call us today for more information and assistance.
Motorcycle accidents cause a much higher incidence of death and injury per accident than do car accidents. In other words, if you are involved in a vehicular accident and you are on a motorcycle, you are 3 times more likely to be injured and 14 times more likely to be killed. Helmet laws, enacted in many states, are helping to reduce these numbers, but motorcyclists still are at greater risk of death or injury than those in passenger vehicles.
It is always wise to take precautions when riding a motorcycle, including:
- Wear a helmet and require your passengers to do so.
- Obey the traffic laws, especially in regard to speeding, passing, and following too closely.
- Remember that you are not as large or as visible as an automobile, so do all you can to increase your own visibility, such as riding with the headlight on at all times and wearing reflective clothing after dark.
- Be sure you are able to control the motorcycle while carrying a passenger and insist that the passenger obey your directions.
- Road hazards have a much greater affect on a small two-wheel vehicle, so watch for bumps, cracks in the road, loose gravel or any other condition that might cause you to lose control.
What You Need To Know:
Insurance companies’ obligations are to their stockholders and policy holders, not to the people injured by their insured’s negligence. Insurance companies’ desire to maximize their own profits provides them with every motivation to try to deny your claim or pay you the very minimum amount that they can get away with. The insurance companies also have enormous advantages: they have immense wealth, armies of experienced adjusters and lawyers and years of experience reducing and denying claims.
At the Law Office of Stephen A. Burroughs, our only obligation is to you, our client. We will use our experience and every resource available to protect your interests, and we will work hard to help you receive the full value for your case. We will advise you every step of the way to help you avoid any mistakes that could cost you money. There is no charge for attorney’s fees until you recover money for your personal injuries, and we will also help you resolve your property damage claims for no fee whatsoever. For assistance, call today at 1-877-300-3773, contact us or submit an free online case evaluation.