Memphis Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Serious Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accidents can result in life-changing injuries, and more often than not, it is the motorcyclist who suffers the most.
Motorcyclists have relatively little protection in the event of an accident. When a car or truck strikes a motorcycle, the motorcyclist is often thrown from the bike. These accidents can result in head injuries, back injuries, fractures and road rash.
At the Gold Law Firm in Memphis, we stand up for the rights of injured motorcyclists and passengers. Our attorneys understand that motorcyclists are not always treated fairly on the road. We are here to make sure you obtain fair and just treatment in the legal proceedings.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Drivers have a responsibility to be mindful and diligent on the road. All too often, careless driving causes accidents on the road. Unfortunately, motorcyclists often pay the highest price in these situations. While you and your loved ones may have suffered a great deal, working with a seasoned legal advocate can help you recover. A motorcycle accident can cause serious injuries and emotional trauma. The last thing you and your loved ones need to focus on during recovery is a lawsuit. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you should not be held financially responsible.
An experienced attorney can bring you peace of mind during your recovery. A good lawyer can help you assess your case and take the proper legal action. Personal injury or wrongful death cases can be complicated. Evidence must be gathered, and a strong case must be assembled. Working with a legal team allows you to focus on your recovery while the team develops a comprehensive lawsuit on your behalf. When a motorcycle accident turns your world upside down, partnering with a competent legal advocate can help you get your life back to normal.
Why Should I Choose the Gold Law Firm?
At the Gold Law Firm, we have a dedicated team that will work tirelessly on your behalf. We have a track record of success and the trial experience to back it up. We have a team committed to serving you. Insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind. They are focused on profits and shareholders. Our team will step in and be the advocates you deserve.
Our team is interested in doing what is right for our clients. We will never take the easy way out and accept a low-ball settlement offer. We are not afraid to take your case to trial to recover the compensation you deserve. Other law firms will take shortcuts to get a payout. Our team has over 30 years of trial experience, and we are well equipped to handle anything your case demands. Our seasoned team is ready to fight for you.
Fighting For The Compensation You Deserve
How do motorcycle crashes occur? They are often the result of car or truck drivers failing to yield the right of way to, or even see, the motorcycle. Negligence like this can lead to motor vehicle accidents when another vehicle:
- Swerves into a motorcycle on a highway.
- Pulls out in front of a motorcycle at an intersection.
- Makes a left turn into the path of a motorcycle that has the right of way.
Negligent motorists must be held accountable for their actions. Injured motorcyclists deserve full and fair compensation for their injuries and other losses. Our law firm is committed to holding all negligent parties accountable. We will help you obtain the compensation for your medical bills, wage loss, bike repairs or replacement, leather gear replacement, and other losses.
Motorcycle Accidents That Result In Death
Motorcycle accidents are more likely to be fatal than any other kind of accident, including plane crashes. The reason is obvious: the driver has next to no protection from an oncoming vehicle, the road, or stationary objects.
For this reason, the lawyers of the Gold Law Firm in Memphis, Tennessee, place a special focus on compensation for family members of fatal motorcycle accident victims. We know that a crash on the highway hurts families in numerous ways, including:
- The loss of a breadwinner
- The loss of a companion
- The loss of a caretaker
- The loss of a beloved child
- The misery and suffering of the victim prior to death
- The pain and psychological distress of survivors
- Medical costs prior to death
- Funeral and burial expenses
Wrongful death suits in Mississippi and Tennessee have special rules, including who has the standing to sue and what statutes of limitations apply. We know that financial compensation doesn’t bring back the deceased. However, it puts a seal of closure on a tragic event and leaves you feeling that you stood up for what’s right — and that the departed would approve.
Frequently Asked Questions about Motorcycle Injuries
After a motorcycle injury, you may feel confused and full of questions. At the Gold Law Firm, we are committed to serving our clients above anything else. We put your needs at the forefront and use our experience and resources to help you navigate your legal journey. Here are the answers to some questions we commonly hear at our firm:
How long do I have to file a case?
In Tennessee, you can file a personal injury lawsuit within one year of the date of injury. If you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased, you have one year after the death date to file your claim.
Tennessee has shorter time limits to file a claim than many other states. Due to the restrictions in the law, it is essential to consult an attorney right away if you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident.
How does liability work for motorcycle accidents?
Motorcycle accident lawsuits are based on the concept of negligence. A driver is deemed to be negligent if they do not execute reasonable safety measures. In accidents involving motorcycles, car and truck drivers are often found to be the negligent party. Drivers may be speeding, or they may not be properly signaling or checking their mirrors. Unsafe actions like these would make a car or truck driver negligent in their duties and therefore liable if they are in an accident with a motorcycle.
What if I am partly responsible for my accident?
If you believe you are partly responsible for your accident, you may still be able to recover damages. The state of Tennessee follows ‘modified comparative negligence laws,’ meaning that a court will decide who is at fault for an accident as a percentage. If you are found to be 20% at fault for your accident, you can recover up to 80% of the awarded damages. If you are deemed to be over 50% responsible for the accident, you cannot seek compensation.
What if I wasn’t wearing a helmet when the accident occurred?
Tennessee laws mandate that all motorcyclists and passengers wear crash helmets at all times. Due to these laws, it may be difficult to recover any damages if you or your loved one suffered head or neck injuries while not wearing a helmet. Not wearing a helmet will factor into a comparative negligence ruling. However, not wearing a helmet does not mean that negligent drivers are let off the hook. You may still be able to recover damages if you were not wearing a helmet during your accident. To discuss the details of your case, call us now at (901) 244-5003, and we can help determine if you have a case.
Can I sue if my loved one passed away in a motorcycle accident?
In the unfortunate scenario that you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation on their behalf. Certain relatives could recover damages if negligence was the cause of a fatal motorcycle accident. If you are a spouse, child, or parent (if the deceased was a dependant), you may be able to recover damages. Damages that can be recovered as a family member include funeral and burial expenses, lost wages, mental and emotional suffering, and loss of love and companionship.
Contact Us Today About Your Motorcycle Injury
Our lawyers handle motorcycle accident claims for clients in Memphis and throughout Tennessee. We have the experience, skill, and resources that you’ll want on your side. It’s our goal to get you the maximum compensation available to you. Contact us online or by telephone at (901) 244-5003 to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Memphis motorcycle crash attorney.