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Nashville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle AccidentsMotorcycle collisions are deadlier and more damaging than nearly any other type of accident. A few moments of a car or truck driver’s carelessness out on the road could cause a biker a lifetime of pain and suffering.

At Mitch Grissim & Associates, our attorneys are here to support you as you recover from your loss. We will help you uncover the other parties’ negligence and get the compensation you deserve.

Determining the Cause

Do you understand who is to blame for your injuries, you first have to discover what caused the accident. Negligent behavior associated with motorcycle accidents could include:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Failing to notice a motorcyclist changing lanes
  • Failing to obey the posted speed limit
  • Driving too close or not leaving enough space between vehicles
  • Disobeying traffic laws

Assessing Injuries

Injuries from bike crashes are often severe. Along with this severity comes in increased chance of permanent disability and higher medical bills. You may need more than your insurance company’s first offer if the injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Burn injuries
  • Skin abrasions, also known as road rash

Protecting Your Rights

You could be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but it is easy to compromise your position in this regard. Protect your legal rights after an accident by following this procedure:

  1. Remain at the scene
  2. Call emergency responders
  3. Do not admit fault — no apologies
  4. Collect photographic evidence or witness statements
  5. Seek medical attention promptly
  6. Do not sign insurance documents before performing step number 7
  7. Contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer

Gathering Information

The first step in the vital information-gathering stage is calling the police. You can use their accident report as evidence to support your claim.

You can also gather some information on your own. Collect the following from the other parties involved in your collision:

  • Full name
  • License plate number
  • Insurance information
  • Home address
  • Both cell phone and home number

You should also call your insurance company, but remember that any initial benefits offers you receive — even from your own insurer — will be part of the provider’s overall strategy of paying the minimum amount possible on every claim. You deserve more.

Making Your Claim

Your claim should include all of the injuries you received — not just the obvious ones or the ones the insurance company feels like paying for. You may be eligible for compensation for the following losses:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Property damage
  • Death of a loved one (loss of consortium)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma and mental anguish

Getting Support

You don’t have to do this alone. We can help you stand up to insurance companies, navigate the legal system and get the compensation you deserve from the people responsible for your loss.

Call our Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers at 615-255-9999 to learn more about your legal options, or fill out our free consultation form. We are available to answer any questions you have about your case.

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