If you have been hurt in a motorcycle accident, then you know just how extensive the resulting injuries can be. As discussed last week, you might suffer from road rash, but you could also suffer broken bones or a head injury, which could leave you permanently disabled. The extent of your harm doesn't end there. Financial losses in the form of medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages can leave you strained, stressed, and fearful for your future.
A recent motorcycle crash left five people injured, four of them critically hurt. Authorities say a car crossed the center line and slammed into head-on into an oncoming motorcycle. The car then sideswiped another motorcycle. The crash remains under investigation, but criminal charges may be brought against the car's driver.
As winter winds down and warmer weather starts to appear more frequently, many Tennesseans will take to the roads on their motorcycles. Unfortunately, though, many of Tennessee's motorists may be plagued with motorcycle unawareness. Such inattentiveness can cause a serious accident that results in a head injury, broken bones or even death. When such a motorcycle crash occurs, the injured victim or his or her family should consider taking legal action in the form of a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
As fun as riding a motorcycle can be, it can also be extremely dangerous when other motorists are inattentive. Unfortunately, a tragic motorcycle crash has left a Tennessee woman dead after another driver failed to be aware of her. According to reports, the woman was riding her motorcycle when a truck pulled out onto the road in front of her, causing the motorcycle to slam into the side of the truck. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Riding a motorcycle can be a convenient way to get to work or school and to relax after a hard day or week at work. But there is a problem in Tennessee: motorcycle unawareness. Being unaware of motorcycles renders a motorist dangerous, prone to causing a serious motorcycle crash. A group of bike riders, dedicated to raising awareness in Tennessee, is trying to change this.
For many Tennessee residents riding a motorcycle is a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. For others it may be their only form of transportation. Either way, these motorcyclists are less protected than those riding in enclosed vehicles. A motorcyclist does not have a seat belt, air bags, or surrounding metal to protect him in the event of an accident. For this reason, it is extremely important other drivers exercise motorcycle awareness. A failure to do so may be a deadly mistake.
A lack of awareness of motorcycles is a problem plaguing Tennessee's roadways. An inattentive, distracted driver can fail to yield to a motorcyclist and cause a motorcycle crash that leaves the rider with a head injury, broken bones, or a permanent disability that requires long-term care. In the worst cases, and all too often the result of these wrecks, the rider is killed. One of these accidents occurred recently, and Knoxville riders should take note.
There is bad news for motorcycle riders. According to a new report released by the Governor's Highway Safety Association, 5,000 motorcyclists were killed throughout the U.S. last year. The number of deaths in 2012 was nine percent higher than the previous year. Officials state the trend in motorcycle deaths is heading the wrong direction, an alarming claim for all riders. The number of deaths is indeed high, yet, one should recognize the tragedy does not stop there. Every year, it is likely thousands more receive serious injuries as the result of a motorcycle accident.
Riding a motorcycle can be a fun experience. Yet, because of their small size, motorcycles can often be overlooked by an inattentive driver. This motorcycle unawareness can lead to a devastating accident that causes serious injuries including broken bones or a head injury. In the worst cases, the rider is killed. A motorcycle accident, no matter how minor, can have victims and their families reeling from the trauma. A recent wreck serves as an example.