As the Tennessee weather warms and more and more motorcyclists take to the streets, riders need to be aware of the risks they could face. Inattentive, speeding, intoxicated, and otherwise negligent and reckless motorists can slam into a motorcycle, causing its rider to suffer serious injuries. Though some of these injuries have previously been discussed on the blog, we wanted to take a moment to discuss one of the most common: road rash.
With spring fast approaching, more Tennesseans may find themselves taking to the roads on motorcycles. This cost-effective mode of transportation can be fun, but it can also be dangerous, particularly when other motorists fail to be aware of motorcyclists. Since motorcycles do not provide the safety features found in cars and trucks, what might otherwise be a minor accident can be deadly. Tragically, one Knoxville resident was recently killed in such a motorcycle accident.
Tennesseans may be thinking that, with cooler weather on the way, most motorcyclists are putting their bikes away. But that isn't true. Many bike riders will take advantage of Fall-like weather up until the bitter end, making use of its relaxing and cost-saving benefits. However, as fun as riding a motorcycle may be, it can also be dangerous when other motorists are inattentive or otherwise negligent behind the wheel.
Last week we discussed a multi-vehicle accident that left a Tennessee motorcyclist dead. These types of accidents are an unfortunate reality across our state, leaving victims and families emotionally, physically and financially devastated. We at Costner & Greene know how hard it can it be to handle these difficult times, and we want to help you get the compensation you need and deserve while holding accountable those who have left you in an unfavorable position.
Last week on the blog we discussed how, under certain circumstances, it is still possible to file a lawsuit against another driver, even if you are partially at fault. A recent tragic motorcycle crash may help illustrate the point.
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.
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.
As the weather continues to warm throughout Tennessee, more and more people will be willing to expose themselves to the elements. This means there will be more bicyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists on or near the roadways. Other motorists therefore must use extreme caution when driving, ensuring they are aware of these individuals and their lack of protection. Too often, though, Tennessee's drivers fail to notice those who are not in a car or a truck, and cause and accident that results in a tragic end.
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.