Most people know Nashville as the home of the Grand Ole Opry House, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and other music-related attractions. However, thanks to the Tennessee Motorcycles & Music Revival event hosted at Loretta Lynn's ranch each October and the proximity of several legendary motorcycle routes, Nashville is also a biker's paradise.
Although living in the Nashville metropolitan area offers wide-ranging benefits for motorcyclists, with a population of approximately 2 million, it also means you'll be sharing the road with a lot of other people—many of whom may fail to watch for you while they drive. The result? Thousands are injured and between 100 and 200 people are killed in Tennessee motorcycle accidents each year, many of them right in here in Davidson County.
If you were hurt in a motorcycle crash you didn't cause and are grappling with catastrophic, life-changing injuries, ongoing medical treatments, unexpected medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses, you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party. But proving fault and recovering fair damages requires going toe-to-toe with savvy insurers and defense lawyers. Don't go it alone. You need aggressive and insightful legal counsel you can count on. Fortunately, you've come to the right place.
Aggressive, Trustworthy, and Insightful Personal Injury Representation for Tennessee Motorcycle Accidents
At Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers, we've seen the devastation that can occur when accident victims are forced to contend with the negative consequences of someone else's negligent action or inaction. Having previously represented big insurance companies, we understand how they value and assess motorcycle crashes—as well as the tricks they use to devalue, delay, and deny valid claims. Now, as leading Nashville personal injury attorneys, we use everything we've learned to help clients throughout the Volunteer State get the justice and financial recovery they deserve.
Why You Need a Motorcycle Crash Attorney to Handle Your Claim or Lawsuit
Motorcycle accidents aren't your typical fender benders. Statistically, they tend to involve more serious injuries and damages than crashes that only involve passenger vehicles. Also, because motorcyclists lack exterior protection, they're usually the ones bearing the brunt of those injuries and losses. In fact, motorcyclists are five times more likely to be killed or injured in an accident than passenger vehicle occupants, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
On top of everything else, motorcyclists can face bias from insurers, judges, and juries who unfairly assume that they're responsible for their own injuries. Tennessee's modified comparative fault law requires you to prove that you were no more than 49 percent to blame and reduces your recovery to reflect your degree of responsibility, which makes an accurate determination of fault essential. We can help.
Let Us Handle All the Heavy Lifting
You've been through a lot. Let Weir & Kestner fight for a fair financial recovery while you focus on getting better physically and emotionally. Here are some of the things we do throughout the complex insurance recovery process:
- Investigate the motorcycle crash
- Gather vital evidence
- Interview witnesses
- Value your damages
- Arrange for experts to testify on your behalf
- Negotiate with the insurance company
- Handle communications between you and the at-fault party's insurer or defense counsel
- Analyze settlement offers
- Take your case to trial
Depending on the facts and evidence in your case, we may be able to help you recover compensation for current and ongoing medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, property damages, out-of-pocket costs, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Have questions about which damages may apply to your case? Schedule a consultation to discuss your legal rights and options for compensation. We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, so if we agree to represent you, you pay nothing unless we win.