Located roughly 20 minutes from downtown Nashville, La Vergne is a cozy bedroom community that provides easy access to some of Music City USA's top attractions. However, there are some downsides to living so close to such a bustling metropolis. Interstate 24 and US 41 and US 70S pass through La Vergne, bringing big-city traffic—and serious motor vehicle accidents—to town. In fact, several of the more than 3,275 fatal or serious injury crashes reported in the Volunteer State from January to July of 2022 happened right here in Rutherford County, and at least two involved motorcycles.
Were you hurt in a La Vergne motorcycle accident? Are you now grappling with severe injuries that prevent you from working or require costly ongoing care? If the crash was caused by another person's or company's negligence, you might be entitled to compensation for wide-ranging damage. Here's what you need to know about Tennessee motorcycle accident litigation and the importance of hiring skilled legal representation.
Experienced Legal Counsel You Can Count On
Joe Weir and Tony Kestner of Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers bring valuable experience and insight to motorcycle crash claims and other Tennessee personal injury cases. Having previously represented insurance companies, Weir & Kestner knows how insurers assess, value, and prioritize injury claims. As plaintiffs' attorneys, we use that knowledge to help our clients successfully navigate the insurance claims and litigation processes to secure the recovery they deserve. Keep reading to learn what our talented legal team can do for you if you were hurt in a La Vergne motorcycle accident you didn't cause.
Motorcycle Crash Claims Aren't Typical Car Accident Cases
If you were ever involved in a minor fender-bender and handled the insurance claim yourself, you might expect the claims process for the motorcycle accident to go just as smoothly. Unfortunately, this is unlikely. Motorcycle crash cases and minor car accident claims are as different as night and day. Here are a few reasons why:
- More severe injuries and damages. When motorcycles and other motor vehicles are in an accident, it's usually the motorcyclist who walks away with the most devastating injuries and damages—if they can walk away at all. The physical injuries associated with motorcycle crashes can be catastrophic and may require extensive (and expensive) ongoing medical care.
- Potential for sizable settlement or financial award. The often-catastrophic nature of motorcycle accident injuries and losses can result in sizeable settlements or financial awards for plaintiffs. The greater the potential settlement or award, the harder you can expect the at-fault party's insurer or defense team to fight to avoid paying it. Working with a highly-experienced La Vergne motorcycle accident attorney can help level the playing field.
- Bias against motorcyclists. Stereotypes of motorcyclists as hellions or speed demons who throw caution to the wind and ride roughshod over the rules of the road can hurt your Tennessee motorcycle crash case. At Weir & Kester, our lawyers are adept at combating bias and helping clients collect fair compensation.
How We Can Help Your Case
Fault and evidence significantly influence the outcomes of motorcycle accident personal injury cases. Once you hire us to represent you, our seasoned legal team will conduct a thorough investigation into the crash and gather the evidence needed to prove fault and build a strong case. We'll also handle communications between you and the other party's insurer or defense counsel, arrange for experts to testify on your behalf, evaluate and negotiate settlement offers, and much more. Depending on the facts and evidence in your motorcycle crash case, you could recover compensation for related medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, property damages, out-of-pocket costs, physical pain and suffering, mental and emotional distress, scarring or disfigurement, permanent disability, reduced quality of life, and loss of enjoyment of life. Ready to learn what we can do for you and your case?
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Complete the online contact form or call Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers at 615-220-4180 to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation to find out how we can help you win your case and lose your stress.