Motorcycle crashes often involve more serious injuries than a typical car accident. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), paralysis, and neck and back injuries are common injuries suffered by motorcycle crash victims and life-changing events for victims and their families.
At Dennis & King, we’ve enjoyed a track record of success, but we’re most proud of the work we do for victims and families following a serious accident or injury.
If a motorcycle accident has left you or a loved one drowning in medical bills, the Chattanooga accident attorneys at Dennis & King can help.
Compensation for Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents are rarely minor events; and in many cases, they result in significant medical bills, lost wages, and even permanent disability or death.
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to obtain a comprehensive settlement from greedy insurance companies.
Without the guidance of an experienced motorcycle accident attorney, crash victims may underestimate their losses, accept short money, and suffer through an arduous claims process.
With Dennis & King at your side, you can focus on what really matters: your recovery.
Our Chattanooga-based injury attorneys can help motorcycle crash victims collect compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages and/or loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Wrongful death
In most Tennessee personal injury cases, noneconomic damages (pain and suffering, mental anguish, etc.) are capped at $750,000. However, for catastrophic injuries (i.e., paralysis, spinal cord injuries, or death in some cases) damages can’t exceed $1,000,000.
Proving damages can be a difficult process. As soon as your case is accepted, our team will immediately investigate and prepare your claim.
Though our methods and preparation often resolve settlements quickly, we’re experienced in court and will proudly advocate on your behalf.
Tennessee Motorcycle Crash Facts & Statistics
In 2017, 29 motorcyclists died in The Volunteer State, with high crash rates in populated counties such as Grundy, Shelby, Davidson, Hamilton, and Knox.
The same year, Hamilton County had the fourth highest number of car accidents in the state of Tennessee—more than 13,000 crashes took place here, and some of these crashes involved a motorcycle.
The state of Tennessee enforces a universal helmet law, which requires riders to wear a helmet despite age or experience level. Reports indicate that helmet us reduces the risk of traumatic brain injuries by nearly 70 percent and the risk of death by 40 percent.
There are more than 160,000 registered motorcycles in Tennessee. Unfortunately, some riders don’t heed helmet laws. In 2016, for example, 13 non-helmeted riders died in Tennessee.
It should be noted that injured motorcyclists can still pursue damages from an at-fault driver, even if the rider wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
However, Tennessee uses a comparative negligence system, and damages may be reduced depending on the circumstances of your case. For example, Tennessee’s 50 percent rule bars compensation if a plaintiff (accident victim) is found more than 49 percent at fault for their own injuries.
Aggressive Representation for Tennessee Crash Victims
Motorcycle accidents are rarely minor events. If you’ve been seriously injured while riding, you and your loved ones may face significant medical expenses, loss of earning potential, and a difficult recovery process.
At Dennis & King Law, our aggressive motorcycle accident lawyers have the experience and resources necessary to help you get justice for your case.
With more than 25 years of experience in personal injury law, our Chattanooga-based team knows what it takes to win, and we’ll fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
Even if you think you can’t afford a lawyer, contact Dennis & King to schedule a FREE case evaluation. Our motorcycle accident lawyers work on a contingent-fee basis, which means we don’t get paid until your case gets settled.