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What Are Tennessee Motorcycle Safety Equipment Requirements?

What Are Tennessee Motorcycle Safety Equipment Requirements?

  • October 4th, 2018
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Cars and trucks pose a serious threat to motorcycles because bikes are significantly lighter and are not manufactured with the same safety features as passenger vehicles. For this reason, bikers are much more likely to suffer catastrophic injuries in a motorcycle accident. What Are Tennessee Motorcycle Safety Equipment Requirements? Although…

Proving Fault in a Motorcycle Accident

Proving Fault in a Motorcycle Accident

  • September 5th, 2018
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After a motorcycle crash, you may have a lot of questions. Most motorcycle collisions are more serious than regular car wrecks because the resulting injuries can be very severe. With rising medical costs, lost income from work, and daily pain, many injury victims feel overwhelmed with nowhere to turn, particularly…

Can I Still Obtain Compensation in a Motorcycle Accident If I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet?

Can I Still Obtain Compensation in a Motorcycle Accident If I Wasn’t Wearing a Helmet?

  • August 22nd, 2018
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Motorcycle accidents happen all the time in the Memphis area. After a motorcycle accident, most people are worried about how they’ll pay for expensive hospital bills or how they’ll make up for missing weeks of work while trying to recover from their injuries. The good news is, you can pursue…

What Does “Comparative Negligence” Mean When Determining Who Is Liable for a Motorcycle Accident?

What Does “Comparative Negligence” Mean When Determining Who Is Liable for a Motorcycle Accident?

  • August 8th, 2018
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Tennessee law allows injured individuals to claim compensation for their injuries, even in situations where they may be partly to blame. However, the compensation will be reduced in proportion to the relative degree of blame. This is known as comparative fault. When someone is injured in a motorcycle accident in…

Holidays are a Time for Memphis-Area Drivers to be Cautious

Holidays are a Time for Memphis-Area Drivers to be Cautious

  • December 19th, 2014
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The numbers surrounding car accidents at this time of year and in the Shelby County (Memphis), Tenn. area tell us that December is a time to drive extra carefully. It may not be so surprising that New Year’s Eve is a risky night for encountering a drunk driver. The National…

Do you need a lawyer if you’re injured in an accident?

  • April 15th, 2014
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Yes, if you have a significant injury. Insurance companies do not want you to hire a lawyer. That’s because they know they will have to pay a larger settlement if you are represented by a lawyer. The Insurance Research Council found that the settlement figure was 3 and 1/2 times…

How much is your claim worth?

  • February 5th, 2014
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When an injured person first consults a personal injury lawyer, one of the first things this client would like to know is how much the case is worth. An experienced personal injury lawyer can usually give a broad range of value at the first meeting. The lawyer knows that the…

Steps to increase the value of your claim

  • February 4th, 2014
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Write Down Everything that Happened Shortly after the accident, everything is fresh in your mind. But with each passing day, your memory of the events fades. For example, it is common for a driver to be apologetic at the scene of an accident, to explain that he was “in a…

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