Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents


Personal Injury Lawyer serving clients in Tennessee and North Georgia

People frequently misunderstand the operation, mechanics and speed of motorcycles, which predisposes the motorcyclist and his vehicle to significant bias. Testimonies such as “The Harley came out of nowhere...” make representing motorcycle accident cases a challenge. When such a case goes to trial, you need a talented and skilled lawyer who can explain away the fears and misconceptions of juries.

At the Law Offices of Morgan Adams, located in Chattanooga and Nashville,Tennessee and representing riders state wide, our law firm offers legal services for individuals who are injured in motorcycle accidents. Our attorneys ride and possess extensive knowledge of motorcycles and understand the physics involved in motorcycle accidents. We take great care to correct errors in police reports, such as overestimated speeds, and we spot defective reasoning in analysis done by opposing experts. Using accident reconstructionists and other technical specialists, our lawyers employ effective case preparation so our case will stand up against scrutiny not only in court, but also by insurance companies. We have handled motorcycle accidents across the state, to include riders injured on the Tail of the Dragon at Deal's Gap.

Our specialized experience and expertise regarding motorcycle accidents allows us to prevail, when defending our client's rights in negotiated settlements and courtroom litigation.

One important fact most people do not realize is that studies show most motorcycle accidents are not the fault of the motorcyclist.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

The most comprehensive study ever done on motorcycle accidents in the U.S. was conducted over a 2-year period on over a 900 motorcycle accidents in the 1970’s. The study was carried out by investigators who were all motorcyclists themselves, so they understood first-hand the mechanics involved. Their investigations established the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. This study was called the “Hurt Report” after Harry (Hugh H.) Hurt, Jr., who oversaw the study, which many years later is still found to be valid. Here are some of the findings:

  • 75% of motorcycle accidents resulted from colliding with another vehicle (most frequently a passenger car).
  • In two thirds of the collisions with other vehicles, the driver of the vehicle violated the motorcyclist’s right of way, causing the accident.
  • The most common reason drivers caused motorcycle accidents was due to a failure to notice the motorcycle in traffic.
  • More motorcycle accidents occurred at intersections than any other location.
  • The highest incidence of motorcycle accidents occurred among the ages of 16-24.

Arrange a Consultation

If you have been injured as a result of a motorcycle accident, make it a top priority to obtain a qualified personal injury lawyer who knows how to deal with this type of case.

To arrange a consultation to discuss your accident and injuries, please call our law office at (423) 265-2020 or (866) 580-4878 to speak with an experienced Tennessee Motorcycle Accident Attorney, or click here to email us. Find out how we can help.

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