Trucking Accidents

Chattanooga Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Serving Chattanooga Knoxville Nashville Memphis Monteagle TN and North Georgia

Bicycle accidents, much like motorcycle accidents, typically involve inattentive car and truck drivers. While collisions with cars account for a small number of bicycle accidents, they account for the vast majority of catastrophic injuries and deaths. The bicycle accident lawyers at our firm have generally found that the car driver’s negligence consists of failing to yield to the cyclist, running a stop sign or red light, backing out of a driveway, inattention, or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Our firm has found that garbage trucks strike more bicyclists than any other truck on the road. Please see the Garbage truck accident section of our site for more information on these accidents.

Bicyclists in Tennessee have the same rights as any other driver on the roadway. (See TCA 55-8-101 and 55-8-172) The law actually classifies the bicycle as a vehicle for all intents and purposes. Car driver’s must respect that and the law requires that a car passing a bicyclist shall pass at a safe distance, and certainly not less than the minimum safe distance of 3 feet.

Recently the laws in Tennessee changed, bicyclists out before sunrise or after sunset are now required to have a white front headlight that can be seen 500 feet away and a rear red reflector that is visible from 50 feet away. We strongly recommend that all of our friends and clients who ride bicycles ensure that they have a lights and reflectors that comply with this new law, TCA 55-8-177.

The Tennessee bicycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Morgan Adams have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Please feel free to contact our bicycle accident attorneys toll free at 866-580-4878 or complete the online attorney consultation form.

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The Law Offices of Morgan Adams serves clients in Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Memphis, Clarksville, Jackson & Monteagle, TN that have suffered a Serious Personal Injury due to an auto accident, truck wreck or railroad accident.

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The Adams Building
1419 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
T: 423-265-2020
Toll Free: 866-580-4878

Nashville Office:
200 Fourth Avenue North
Noel Place-Suite 700
Nashville, TN 37219

Lawyers Specializing in truck accident collisions in other states:

Georgia -
Ken Shigley

Pensylvania -
Dan Munley

Michigan -
Steve Gursten