Driving a motorcycle carries a certain appeal for a lot of people here in Tennessee, and although driving one carries many advantages, there are some significantly higher disadvantages as well. Tennessee is one of the best places to be a rider with the gorgeous scenery and endless miles of roadways, but we all know just how easily an accident can occur, and being on a motorcycle leaves you at a much higher risk for an accident involving a serious injury. Helmet laws help save lives here in Tennessee by reducing fatalities, traumatic brain injuries and other serious head and spine injuries. There is no dispute that by wearing a helmet, you can prevent, or at least minimize an otherwise debilitating traumatic brain injury that can have life-changing effects. If you are injured in an accident, contact a Nashville motorcycle accident lawyer to understand your options.
Statistics to Consider
Think about these facts in regards to motorcycles from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- As a motorcycle rider, your risk of being injured in an accident is 5 times higher than that of being in a car accident
- In 2013, over 1,600 lives were saved because they were wearing a helmet
- Serious head injuries usually come with enormous recovery and rehabilitation costs, not to mention the possible life-long effects these kinds of injuries can have
- Helmets reduce the risk of a traumatic brain injury by a staggering 69%, while reducing a riders’ risk of death by 37%
Getting more helmets on more riders is vital in preventing serious injuries and potential fatalities. With these increased risk factors, it’s likely you or someone you know in Nashville has been injured in a motorcycle accident. The Law Office of Eric Beasley can help get you on the road to recovery and your life back on track.
Injured? Seek Help From an Experienced Nashville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you know have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you’re going to want to consult a Nashville motorcycle accident lawyer to help you navigate this complicated process. Your attorney will handle everything for you while you focus on your recovery. For 16 years, Eric Beasley has successfully helped those injured in accidents get through this complicated process involving insurance companies, medical bills and red tape. If you or someone you know has been injured, contact our office today at 1-800-431-2768 for your free case review.