Knoxville Motorcycle Accidents at Intersections
Compared to other modes of transportation in Knox County, riding a motorcycle can be extremely dangerous. This is largely due to the fact that motorcyclists do not have the protective cage of a car or SUV around them to mitigate the impact from another vehicle if they were to become involved in a collision. Intersections are the prime locations of many wrecks, and intersection accidents can seriously harm bikers like any other type of collision can. If you or a loved one has been injured due to a motorcycle accident at an intersection, you should contact one of the Knoxville motorcycle accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. We are the largest Tennessee-based personal injury law firm, with 30+ attorneys and 120+ staff members. Our firm has been representing victims of motorcycle collisions in East Tennessee for upwards of 30 years. Give us a call today to see why NST is the way to go.
The Dangers of Motorcycle Accidents at Intersections
Any type of motorcycle collision can result in injury, but the crashes that occur at intersections have a high probability of leaving injured motorcyclists with significant injuries that can permanently alter their lives and possibly even strip them of their independence, requiring them to have around-the-clock care. Due to the lack of protection motorcyclists have compared to that of occupants in a car, intersection accidents can be deadly for bikers. Those who are lucky enough to survive this type of collision usually still sustain serious injuries at the very least, which often results in them being transported to a nearby medical facility like the University of Tennessee Medical Center – located at 1924 Alcoa Highway, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920.
Whether an intersection is busy or not does not negate the fact that there is potential danger at every intersection, especially when drivers are making left turns. For example, let us say that there is a motorcyclist headed toward Knoxville College, which is located at 901 Knoxville College Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37921. The biker approaches an intersection where he is the only person in sight. As he goes through the intersection, he is hit by a drunk driver who seemingly came from out of nowhere.
After being injured in such an accident, it is wise to retain a skilled motorcycle crash attorney in the Knoxville area to assist you with establishing the negligence of the other driver, among other things. If you sustained monetary losses due to the accident, such as lost earning capacity, medical bills, or lost wages, you may be entitled to economic damages. Intangible losses, including pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment, can be compensated for via non-economic damages.
Talk to an NST Lawyer in About Your Case Today
When it comes to motorcycle accidents at intersections, the aftermath is often grim. Unfortunately, many victims are killed upon impact or succumb to their wounds shortly after. Even the victims who are lucky enough to survive these collisions are often left with permanent, debilitating injuries. Contact us today by calling toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form for a free consultation. If you need a personal injury attorney to represent you, look no further than NST.
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