Many Americans choose to use motorcycles as their primary method of transportation because it can be cheaper than owning a car and is also a thrilling experience for motorcycle riders. However, many motorcyclists get into accidents and sustain serious injuries as a result. The treatment for these injuries can be incredibly expensive and could involve surgery, physical therapy, or long-term/permanent medical care. Moreover, the experience of being in a motorcycle accident can be traumatic and demoralizing. You may re-live the accident or be scared of riding a motorcycle in the future.
If you were involved in a motorcycle accident in or around Hendersonville, our attorneys can help. We will collect evidence, interview witnesses and experts on these kinds of accidents, and build a strong case for you to take to court and fight for the financial compensation you deserve.
For a free case review, call our motorcycle accident lawyers with Howe Law at (844) 876-4357.
What Causes Motorcycle Crashes in Hendersonville, TN?
Motorcycle accidents happen for many different reasons. That being said, there is a slight misconception that people who ride motorcycles are reckless and unsafe. This could result in some motorcycle accidents not being taken seriously or the blame being incorrectly put on the rider. The reality is that many motorcyclists are very mindful and safe while on the road. Our motorcycle accident lawyers know this and will make sure you are characterized fairly in court and that the real cause of your accident is brought to light.
A problem with the motorcycle itself can cause an accident through no fault of any driver. Problems with a motorcycle could result from a bad design or because it was constructed or repaired incorrectly. For example, a motorcycle could have a defect from incorrect engine placement, or a mechanic shop incorrectly installing brakes could cause them to fail when they are needed most. If a problem with your motorcycle led to an accident, you could have a claim against those responsible.
Other drivers are frequently the primary cause of motorcycle accidents in Hendersonville. Drivers have a duty to be safe around other drivers so that no one gets hurt. Some things drivers must do are required by law, like following speed limits or stopping at stop signs and red lights. Other things arise out of a general responsibility to be a safe driver. This would include not tailgating somebody or passing them in a dangerous manner.
Drivers can cause motorcycle accidents when they hit them because they were driving irresponsibly or were not paying attention enough and missed the smaller profile of a motorcycle, hitting it. However, a driver does not need to directly impact a motorcycle to be responsible for the accident. For example, if an aggressive driver causes a motorcyclist to take an evasive maneuver and crash, the driver still may be responsible for the accident.
Sometimes, a problem with roads or highways causes an accident. The most common examples of this type of issue would be an unfilled pothole or a missing or defective guardrail. Most of the time, a government entity will be responsible for keeping the roads safe. However, they can be difficult to sue, so it is wise to look for other parties that could be liable for poor road conditions. This might include any contractors who worked on the road and did a sub-par job.
How Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help You with Your Case
Our lawyers can do so much more than just argue at trial. In fact, there is a lot of prep work that goes into a lawsuit well before anyone stands in front of a jury in a courtroom. Below is a sampling of some of the things our motorcycle accident lawyers can do for you.
One of a lawyer’s primary concerns before a case is to get as much evidence as possible. This can come from a wide variety of sources. Some of the evidence we use to build your case may come from you directly, but much of it will come from other places.
We can talk to hospitals to get medical records about your condition before and after you were injured, and we can talk with experts in their fields about what may have contributed to the motorcycle accident taking place. More importantly, we can talk to adverse parties that may have information that is important to your case. This would include the defendant, their lawyer, any insurance companies, and others. To get information from opposing parties, we enter something called a “discovery request,” which is a formal way of asking for information. They can deny the request, but there needs to be a good reason to withhold information.
Another way that lawyers collect evidence is through something called a deposition. This a formal, under-oath interview where the testimony of someone important to the case is recorded and can be used in court. You will likely be deposed by opposing counsel, and we will depose experts, the defendant, and other people important to the case to get their factual testimony about it.
One of the most important jobs of any lawyer is to provide counsel on what a client should do. Every step of the way through the legal process, we can tell you what we think is the best decision at each point for your situation. Of course, we cannot force you to take any course of action. The ultimate control of how to handle your lawsuit is up to you.
Talk to Our Hendersonville, TN Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Howe Law has motorcycle accident attorneys ready to help you with your case when you call (844) 876-4357.