Vulnerable Vehicles On The Road

Cars Aren't Looking For You

While motorcycles may project an image of toughness, the fact is that people who ride motorcycles are extremely vulnerable to injury on the road. This is largely because motorcycles are smaller and therefore more difficult for other drivers to see. It's also because many drivers aren't looking for motorcycles in the first place and aren't expecting them. This isn't an excuse, but it is an unfortunate reality.

Riders Bear The Brunt Of Injuries

Whether a passing car or truck hits a motorcyclist from the side, or veers into them in a head-on collision, motorcyclists don't have the protection of those driving cars or trucks and therefore are likely to sustain serious injuries like broken bones, traumatic head injuries or spinal cord injuries that could leave riders paralyzed. A serious accident of this sort requires committed legal representation to help secure the necessary compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages and other costs that can quickly add up after a crash. At Witherington Law, PLLC, we can help.

Motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway. However, motorcyclists must be extremely cautious because of the enormous harm that can occur when a passenger vehicle crashes into a motorcycle. If you are planning to ride a motorcycle on Tennessee streets, be sure to make motorcycle safety a priority.

Weather and road conditions can also affect a motorcyclist more than someone driving a car. Slippery road condition and low visibility can mean motorcyclists and other cars on the road have less control over their vehicle, creating an environment ripe for a motorcycle accident.

Injured On A Motorcycle? Call Us Today.

After a motorcycle injury, you need the help of an attorney as soon as possible. Don't try to deal with insurance companies on your own. You need committed legal advocacy from a firm that knows how to secure maximum compensation for your injuries. Call our Nashville, Tennessee, law firm today at 615-679-9980 to schedule your free initial consultation with a lawyer. You can also reach us by writing to us online.