Nashville Lane Change Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Unsafe Lane Changes/Cutting off a Motorcycle
Automobile accidents can happen to anyone; however, motorcyclist accidents leave riders especially vulnerable to collisions caused by other cars on the road. Many times, a motorcyclist will fall victim to a distracted driver through no fault of his or her own. Many motorcycle collision accidents are caused by cars carelessly changing lanes, cutting off the motorcycle, or weaving in and out of traffic.
Drivers involved in motorcycle accidents often are not paying careful attention and don’t see the motorcycle prior to making a lane change, and only notice the biker once it is too late to avoid an accident.
Unfortunately, motorcyclists involved in these collisions often suffer significant injuries, because a bike offers no physical protection. Even a seemingly insignificant collision after cutting off a motorcycle while making an improper lane change can result in serious, sometimes life-changing injuries to the driver, and even death. When car drivers are inattentive, drive recklessly, and fail to observe other vehicles on the road when changing lanes, they put everybody on the road at risk, but especially motorcyclists.
It is the duty of any operator of a motor vehicle to be alert and aware of all the motorists on the roadway. A safe lane change is one that is made carefully, using turn signals, and checking side-view and the rear-view windows, always remaining aware of blind spots. If an automobile driver fails to perform a lane change safely or engages in reckless driving and causes a collision with a motorcycle, the injured cyclist is entitled to make a claim for damages against the at-fault driver. The victim or the victim’s family has legal rights to compensation for damages from such an accident.
Consequences of Motorcycle Accidents
A motorcyclist who is injured in an accident may suffer severe trauma, both physically and emotionally. A victim who survives is often burdened with hefty medical bills, inability to go back to work, and a lengthy recovery period following the accident. In cases of a wrongful death resulting from the accident, the family of the deceased also suffers greatly. Medical care, funeral costs, and emotional anguish in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident deserve reasonable compensation.
Legal Help for Tennessee Motorcycle Accident
Because the lawyers at Miller & Associates in Nashville understand how hard recovering from a serious accident can be, they are fully committed to defending the rights and interests of those suffering as a result of motorcycle accidents. They have the experience and knowledge necessary to get you the best possible settlement for your case, whether out of court or at trial.
A nationally recognized, board-certified civil trial lawyer and law school lecturer with thirty years of experience in personal injury law, Phillip Miller works with firms nationwide on some of their most challenging cases. In his own law practice, he is dedicated to providing individualized and careful attention to each and every case he accepts.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident or suffered a wrongful death because of a negligent automobile driver, contact the motorcycle accident lawyers at Miller & Associates as soon as possible following the accident to protect your right to a recovery. Tennessee has a relatively short statute of limitations—the time in which you must file a lawsuit or lose your right to recover compensation, so it is important to act promptly.
Miller & Associates accepts cases on a contingency fee arrangement. We front all the expenses as we prepare your case. You pay us nothing at all until we win money for you.