Being injured in a motorcycle accident can mean a lot of things. It can mean that you are left with excruciating pain, limited physical abilities and crushing financial obligations. This can be especially true if you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, as was discussed in last week's post. Though some Tennesseans may be able to rely on their insurance to help them cover medical expenses associated with such an injury, in most cases the insurance will not go far enough to cover the full extent of the damages.
To recoup remaining damages, whether they be lost wages, pain and suffering or additional medical expenses, you can opt to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver who caused the accident. To the uninitiated, the legal arena can seem like a daunting place full of rules and conflict. It's true that trial rules and rules of evidence apply to personal injury proceedings, but you don't need to be afraid of letting your voice be heard through a personal injury claim.
Instead, you may choose to seek out legal assistance. A competent attorney can help you prepare your case, analyzing the law and evidence at hand to develop a legal strategy. Once prepared, you and your legal team can seek to negotiate a settlement or take the matter to trial. Either way, many injured Tennesseans find legal assistance to be quite powerful.
At Costner & Greene, we admire injured individuals who have the fortitude to push on with their lives and are brave enough to take on those who harmed them. Our years of negotiating and trial experience have lent themselves well to our clients, leading to the recovery of compensation for those in need. We are aggressive, knowledgeable and passionate, qualities often needed to succeed on these claims. That being said, those who have been injured in a motorcycle accident should carefully consider their legal options and choose their legal representative wisely.