There are few things that are as liberating as hitting the open road on a motorcycle, whether alone or with a group of family or friends nearby. Tennessee residents who enjoy riding their motorcycles relish this feeling, and get out on the road when they can.
Unfortunately, however, the open and free feeling of riding a motorcycle also can come with drawbacks. In particularly, when a motorcycle accident occurs, riders can be seriously injured because they are not as protected on the motorcycle as those in cars, trucks and other vehicles.
In the confusion and chaos that ensues after a motorcycle accident, those involved may not understand how the accident occurred, particularly if they suffered serious injury and are sent to the hospital to regain their health. While a person's health remains the top concern, it is also important to determine early on after an accident who may have been at fault for the crash.
Our firm often gets involved in cases soon after a crash occurs, in order to help our clients determine these issues. We have the resources and experience to investigate the scene of the accident and gather evidence that could later be used to prove another person's liability for the accident. For example, we can interview witnesses who may have been present at the time of the accident, to learn what they heard and saw and how the other driver failed to abide by the rules of the road in hitting the motorcycle rider.
This investigation and gathering of evidence is crucial to proving liability, which must be done in a personal injury lawsuit before a person can recover compensation. In order to be liable, a person must have been more at fault for the accident than the motorcycle rider, and there are many factors that can go into holding the person liable. No matter whether the other driver failed to see the motorcycle rider, or was speeding or engaging in some other violation of the rules of the road, the other driver's negligent conduct must be proven by evidence. Accordingly, by acting early on after an accident, motorcycle riders can put themselves in a position to potentially recover compensation for their injuries in a later personal injury lawsuit. For more information, please visit our Motorcycle Accident webpage.