Motorcycle Accident Victims Need Financial Compensation
Motorcycle accidents are almost always serious or catastrophic. Even a relatively minor accident can cause real problems. If you or a family member has been injured on a motorcycle, you need an experienced lawyer on your side to fight for the compensation you deserve.
At Nichol & Associates, Attorneys at Law, attorney Doug Nichol leads the personal injury practice in our Knoxville office. With more than four decades of experience, he knows how to handle insurance companies and protect motor vehicle accident victims’ rights. He is also certified as a civil trial specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. You can count on his expertise in this area of law.
Protecting You When Your Rights Have Been Violated
Statistically, most motorcycle-versus-vehicle accidents are the result of the driver of the vehicle failing to respect the motorcyclist’s right of way. Frequently, this occurs because the motorist fails to see the motorcycle. When a negligent driver infringes on your rights by putting your life at risk, you are entitled to compensation.
The Injury May Cause Permanent Damage
Motorcycle accident victims may suffer a range of serious injuries, including:
- Scarring from road rash
- Leg injuries
- Arm and shoulder injuries
- Head trauma
- Broken bones and amputations
- Organ damage
- Internal bleeding
These injuries may cause months, years or a lifetime of disability. In the most severe cases, the injuries result in death.
Accident victims and their families must receive full and fair compensation to cover their medical expenses, lost income and benefits, and pain and suffering. In wrongful death cases, the surviving family members may also seek compensation for things such as the personal loss of a loved one, their contributions to the household and their future earnings.