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Tennessee recognizes Motorcycle Awareness Month

The month of May is Motorcycle Awareness Month, and Tennessee is ready to put a stop to motorcycle injuries in deaths. Though completely preventing motorcycle crashes is highly unlikely, holding special events may help raise motorcycle awareness, causing motorists to look twice for bikes before changing lanes or turning. Reducing motorcycle unawareness is vital, as last year saw more than 2,800 motorcycle crashes with 135 fatalities resulting from those wrecks. Already this year, Tennessee has had 337 motorcycle accidents with 14 deaths.

Though national awareness months and special events are important in protecting our nation's motorcyclists, it does not fully prevent accidents from occurring. When one of these unfortunate mishaps does occur and a motorcyclist is seriously injured, his or her life may be forever changed.

Injuries suffered from a motorcycle accident can be wide-ranging. An accident victim may suffer a head or neck injury, broken bones, and severe cuts and bruises. These injuries might leave a victim immobile or even permanently disabled, making a victim's once normal life difficult to live.

In addition to the physical and emotional pain and suffering imposed by these accidents, a motorcycle crash victim often incurs extensive medical expenses that can financially ruin him or her. Both economic and noneconomic losses may be recoverable through a personal injury lawsuit, where a victim seeks to impose liability on the negligent driver who caused the injurious accident. A Knoxville attorney can help these victims bring their claims in a way that is as legally strong as possible, maximizing their chances of recovering the money they need to live a comfortable life where the best medical care is attainable.

Source: The Knoxville News Sentinel, "Tennessee kicks off Motorcycle Awareness Month," May 2, 2014

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