The number or motorcycle-related deaths and injuries has been on the rise both in Tennessee, and nationwide, since the year 2000. Since 2011, over 100 motorcycle fatalities have occurred in Tennessee each year. In 2014, 121 motorcyclists were killed in the state of Tennessee alone.
Motorcycle enthusiasts love the freedom of the open road and the unbeatable fuel economy of motorcycles, but they are also keenly aware of the added risk. According to the IIHS, 30 times more cyclists die in crashes than drivers of cars. Thus, it is particularly crucial to keep safety in mind when riding a motorcycle.
If you do get into an accident, a skilled Tennessee motorcycle accident lawyer can help you receive just compensation for your injuries. However, following these simple safety tips may help you avoid an injury altogether: