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Motorcycle crash leaves Tennessee biker dead

The beautiful summer weather in Tennessee coupled with its scenic views makes it perfect for motorcycle riding. This aspect, in addition to the financial advantages, of riding a bike draws many to the activity. Despite how fun, relaxing and cost effectiveness of riding a motorcycle, the unfortunate reality remains that it can be quite dangerous, particularly when Tennessee's motorists experience motorcycle unawareness, which can prove fatal.

Tragically, a fatal motorcycle crash occurred recently, leaving a Tennessee man dead. The man was riding home in the early morning hours after visiting friends when he was struck head-on by a wrong-way driver. The force of the impact caused the bike to catch on fire and killed its rider. Police believe the 19-year-old driver of the car might have been intoxicated. The investigation is ongoing.

Families who lose a loved one to an accident can be forever changed. Parents can be left without children, children can be left without parents, and spouses can be left without their significant other. In all of these scenarios, surviving family members are dealt an extreme emotional blow that can leave them feeling as if they cannot go on. To exacerbate the matter, many also have to deal with harsh financial losses in the form of medical expenses, funeral costs and lost wages.

Even those who are injured in a motorcycle accident can suffer similar damages. They can be physically impaired, unable to work, and emotionally distraught.

In both situations, victims and their families rightfully expect justice. Though the criminal system can do its part to put dangerous drivers behind bars, only the civil system can bring accident victims and their families the compensation they need and deserve. A Knoxville attorney can help these individuals file a lawsuit against a negligent driver in hopes of not only recovering compensation, but also to punish those who fail to do their part to keep motorcyclists safe.

Source: WSMV, "Family remembers life of Shelbyville man killed in crash," Larry Flowers, July 22, 2014

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