Many motorists today love the freedom and thrill of riding a motorcycle, but when the negligence of other drivers leads to an accident, it can have devastating consequences, even for motorcyclists who are wearing proper safety gear and following all traffic rules. The legal process is complex, so if you or a loved one was injured in this type of crash, a Tennessee motorcycle accident lawyer can represent you to get fair compensation that eases the burden of injuries and medical bills.
The Dangers of Motorcycle Crashes
Motorcycle accident statistics from 2010 show that motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in an accident than occupants of a vehicle (per vehicle mile traveled), and about five times more likely to be injured. Motorcycles make up only about three percent of total registered vehicles in the U.S., but they account for more than one in seven fatalities.