Chattanooga Motorcycle Accident Attorneys You Can Trust
Representing injured bikers after a serious crash
Motorcyclists have the right to be on the road just like any other driver. Yet, sometimes, motorcyclists are not given proper respect. Even the most seasoned, cautious biker is at the mercy of a driver who is reckless. In fact, in 2015, there were 123 motorcycle fatalities In Tennessee. Of those 123 victims, 113 of them were wearing helmets, showing that even with the right protective gear, motorcyclists are at risk.
When a serious motorcycle accident injures you or your family member, you deserve to ensure the negligent driver is held legally accountable. Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law is a group of Chattanooga motorcyclist accident lawyers who work one-on-one with clients to find the best possible solution to their issue. Let us help you today.
Contributing factors to a motorcycle accident
When a car collides with a motorcycle, it may be the result of several negligent actions on behalf of the car driver, including:
- Not checking a blind spot
- Unsafe lane changes
- Intoxicated driving
- Aggressive driving
The severity of the accident depends on other factors such as where the accident occurred, how fast each driver was going, and the angle of the crash. For example, a head-on collision at a high speed could have a more severe impact than a low-speed rear-end collision. Poor weather conditions can increase the chances of a bad accident as well.
There may be others to blame, too, besides the at-fault car driver. Perhaps the street where the motor vehicle accident occurred was poorly maintained and therefore hazardous. Maybe the motorcycle was defective and had faulty parts installed. When you hire a personal injury attorney, he or she can determine the exact cause of the crash and identify all responsible parties.
Serious injuries caused by motorcycle wrecks
A motorcyclist without the benefit of seatbelts, an enclosed vehicle, or airbags is at serious risk of injury. While a minor crash might cause road rash, bruising and lacerations, a major collision might lead to:
- Traumatic brain injuries/concussion
- Spinal cord damage
- Partial or total paralysis
- Broken bones
- Internal bleeding
- Muscle injuries
- Organ damage
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
Your injuries could be life-threatening or permanent. You might require a lifetime of care. Perhaps you cannot return to your job. Whatever the case may be, your life may be forever altered. You deserve top-notch medical care and the compensation to pay for it.
In the worst-case scenario, someone you love has died in a serious crash. In these tragic instances, loved ones are left to mourn their loss while wondering how to pay the bills. To hold the responsible parties accountable, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim on your loved one’s behalf.
Motorcycle accident attorneys protecting your rights
If you wish to speak directly with a motorcycle accident attorney, phone Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law at 423-756-7923 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation. We want to hear about the details of your claim so we can offer specific advice. Every motorcycle accident is different, and our legal representation is focused to fit your unique needs. Our firm serves clients in Chattanooga, North Georgia, Cleveland, TN and the surrounding counties.