Memphis, Tennessee, Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Over the past decade or so the number of motorcycle riders on Memphis roadways has increased fairly substantially. Being out and free to drive around the open road is something that has a lot of appeal to many people and no amount of scary stories involving motorcycle accidents will persuade some enthusiasts to give up their bikes.
While the open road is alluring, the fact remains that driving motorcycles can be incredibly dangerous and the freedom you feel from not being constrained by a car is also the very thing that leads to such vulnerability in terrible accidents. The reality of the danger for cyclists is stark: according to numbers gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a motorcyclist is five times more likely to be injured than someone riding in a normal vehicle. Even more terrifying for bikers and the families who love them is that motorcyclists are 25 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than those traveling in passenger cars.
Though motorcycle accidents have a high chance of danger, the reason is not because of motorcycles themselves, but is instead due to the danger presented by other drivers. People barreling down the interstate in hulking SUVs often don’t realize the possibly fatal risk they present to the exposed men and women on motorcycles. Inattention and speed on the part of other drivers are what leads to many fatal accidents for motorcyclists in Memphis. Though there’s a perception that cyclists are lawbreakers, the reality is that most bikers are safe and carefully follow the rules of the road.
Given that many accidents involving motorcyclists are caused by the actions of others, it is very common for liability to be associated with such collisions. Demonstrating this liability to a judge or jury can be difficult, which is why it’s so important to have a skilled Memphis motorcycle accident attorney in your corner. The attorneys at The Stroud Law Firm will work tirelessly to build a case proving that it was not the innocent motorcyclist who is to blame for the serious injuries he or she suffered. Our attorneys will also work to combat the stereotype likely pushed by the opposition that motorcyclists are lawbreakers and risk takers. Overcoming such negative views is key to securing a favorable verdict.
As many people likely understand, when a car and motorcycle collide the result is often quite terrible. The sheer size and mass of a passenger car means that most motorcycles are tragically outmatched. The open design of motorcycles means that the operator is left completely unprotected in the event of an accident. The real damage occurs when cyclists are thrown from their bikes and slam into the asphalt. Though most motorcyclists in Tennessee wear their helmets, head trauma remains a leading cause of death and debilitating injury among bikers. Severely fractured bones, road rash and spinal problems also frequently result from Memphis motorcycle crashes.
Our office has successfully helped numerous motorcyclists recover from the harm they received due to the carelessness of other drivers. Whether the damage is minor or catastrophic, you can seek justice from those responsible. Our attorneys understand how scary motorcycle accidents can be and are here to help during a very difficult period of your life. If you’ve been injured in a Memphis motorcycle accident and have questions, please contact the accident attorneys at The Stroud Law Firm. We guarantee that we will work tirelessly to ensure a favorable resolution to your case.