Maryville personal injury attorney Mark C. Hartsoe has represented a number of clients who have been involved in motorcycle accidents in Blount County. Because of the scenic beauty of its mountains, Blount County, Tennessee is a very popular location for motorcycle riders; unfortunately, some riders suffer severe injuries on Blount County’s roads.
According to the Tennessee Department of Safety’s Office of Research, Statistics, and Analysis, the number of motorcycle crashes in Tennessee rose in recent years, from 2,293 reported accidents in 2004 to 3,257 in 2008. In the most recent year for which statistics are available, 2,530 Tennessee motorcycle accidents caused injuries, and 143 Tennessee motorcycle accidents involved fatalities. In Blount County alone, there were 181 motorcycle crashes in 2008.
Most accidents involving motorcycles result in serious injuries (including brain injuries and shattered limbs) or death. Many motorcycle accidents are caused by careless car drivers who fail to keep a proper lookout for riders, which results in catastrophic motorcycle wrecks. A smaller percentage of motorcycle accidents involve defective products or negligent maintenance of the motorcycle.
If you or someone you love was injured in a Tennessee motorcycle accident, you should consult an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Key evidence must be collected and preserved, in order to identify the party or parties responsible for the accident.
When people are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, or by the use of a defective product, they may claim compensation from the people or companies responsible. Such compensation should cover the injured person’s pain and suffering, medical bills (including the cost of necessary care still to come), lost wages and/or loss of ability to earn, any related property damage (such as the damage to the motorcycle), and more. If the injured rider was partly negligent as well, he or she may still be able to receive compensation for part of the harm caused by the accident.
Maryville personal injury attorney Mark C. Hartsoe has successfully represented Tennessee residents who were injured in motorcycle accidents, including riders involved in collisions while riding their motorcycles on the Dragon. Each year, a number of wrecks on the Dragon are caused by negligent car drivers and other motorcycle riders who negligently operate their bikes. The people injured by those drivers and riders should not have to bear the consequences of those wrecks alone.
To discuss the particular circumstances of your motorcycle wreck, please contact Maryville Personal Injury Attorney Mark C. Hartsoe by calling (865) 524-5657 or filling out and submitting our online “Contact Us” form.
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- Motorcycle Crashes Near Driveways
- Injured Motorcycle Passengers
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- Importance of Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage for Motorcycle Riders
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