Drivers in Tennessee share the roads with motorcycles and bicycles, which means that drivers must be cautious. Motorcycles don’t offer the same protection as other vehicles that share the Tennessee highways. Motorcyclists don’t have the external protection that drivers of SUVs, cars, and trucks have and because of this fact, are much more likely to be seriously injured if an accident occurs.
Each year, there are over 30,000 fatal accidents involving motorcycles on U.S. highways and many more involving serious injuries to both drivers of automobiles and motorcyclists on the roads. Tennessee highways are a destination spot for drivers and motorcyclists because of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and other beautiful scenic highway routes throughout East Tennessee. The more motorcycles that visit our highways, the more likely a serious accident will occur.
The attorneys at our Greeneville and Kingsport, Tennessee offices have knowledge and experience with Tennessee motorcycle accident law. Our lawyers will protect your rights. If you are looking for an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer, call the Cave Law Firm today for a free consultation.Protect Yourself, Know the Laws and Your Rights
If you are involved in a motorcycle crash, you should contact one of our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible to protect your rights. Acting quickly is essential to protecting your rights and maximizing your recovery. Our East Tennessee motorcycle accident attorneys work with clients to be sure they fully understand their rights and the laws that apply to their cases.
Tennessee motorcycle laws have many requirements for motorcyclists to help protect themselves, their passengers and passengers in other vehicles. When using Tennessee roads, you must:
- Wear a helmet
- Have a windshield or wear protective eyewear
- Drive in a sober state
- Have a mirror
- Not operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles
- Use a headlight
- Not ride more than 2 motorcycles abreast per lane
- Have a motorcycle license
Motorcyclists can learn more about safe motorcycle operation through the Tennessee Motorcycle Rider Education Program administered by the Tennessee Department of Safety.Motorcycle Accident Statute of Limitations
There is a limit on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim that begins at the time of the accident. Please contact our motorcycle accident attorneys in East Tennessee if you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle wreck as soon as possible. Our offices serve the Tri-Cities area and can be contacted online or toll free at 855-CAVE-LAW. For a free consultation with an expert motorcycle accident lawyer, contact the Cave Law Firm today.