Motorcycle accidents are terrifying experiences that can leave victims with devastating physical, emotional, and psychological injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, consult with a Bartlett motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. You may recover damages to support you and your family as you work through the consequences of your injuries.
Consult, for free, with a lawyer from Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi PLC to secure your best chance of a significant financial settlement.
Why You Need a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Bartlett
Motorcycle accidents bring physical and emotional trauma that can leave victims in a vulnerable state, making it more difficult for them to navigate the legal system or recognize the often unethical maneuvers by insurance companies.
You do not want to lose compensation because you missed a filing date or failed to understand a complicated legal requirement. You also do not want to be convinced to accept an unfair settlement by insurance companies that do not have your best interest at heart.
A Bartlett motorcycle accident lawyer from Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi PLC will protect you from these bad outcomes, ensuring all evidence is gathered properly and all filings are completed on time, and fighting for the highest settlement possible.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Bartlett, call (901) 526-2126
Why You Need a Fair Settlement After a Motorcycle Accident
According to motorcycle crash report data compiled by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Tennessee experienced 2,871 motorcycle crashes during the most recent full year of data collection. Shelby County ranks fourth of the 95 Tennessee counties for motorcycle crashes, with the Tennessee Highway Safety office reporting 254 motorcycle accidents, including 18 fatalities and 35 suspected serious injuries.
Common motorcycle accident injuries include road rash, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries (ranging from concussion to brain serious brain trauma), nerve and/or muscle damage, injuries to internal organs, lacerations, amputations, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
These injuries can be life-changing, possibly leaving you unable to work or care for yourself temporarily or even permanently. A Bartlett motorcycle accident lawyer from Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi PLC will seek a financial award that will support you and your loved ones for as long as your injuries demand.
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How Your Bartlett Motorcycle Accident Attorney Will Help You Get a Fair Settlement
To get a fair settlement, you have to build a strong case, work through the legal process correctly, and have a solid understanding of accident and injury laws. Your motorcycle accident attorney in Bartlett will navigate these requirements with expertise.
Building Your Case
Your attorney will gather comprehensive evidence to support your claim. This evidence may include photos or video from the scene of the accident, witness statements, medical reports for both physical and psychological damage, and testimonies from your loved ones and caretakers explaining the effects your injuries have had on your life.
It is essential, both for your recovery and your case, that you seek medical attention after your accident. Even if you do not think your injuries are severe, go to an expert. The effects of some injuries take longer to show, and if you cause further injury to yourself by delaying medical care, you will weaken your chances for compensation.
Working Through the Legal Process
Tennessee law requires victims of motorcycle accident injuries to file against the party responsible for the accident within one year of the accident date. If a victim is killed in the accident and family members want to pursue a wrongful death claim, they have a one-year statute of limitations from the date of the victim’s death.
If a victim’s property or vehicle is damaged or destroyed because of the accident, there is a three-year statute of limitations from the date of the accident to file suit.
Accidents resulting in death or injury, damage of over $1500 to the property of anyone involved in the accident, or damage exceeding $400 to government property must be reported within 20 days of the incident to the Commissioner of Safety.
These statutes and filings are non-negotiable. If you miss a deadline, your case will probably be thrown out. Consult with an attorney from Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi PLC right away and rest assured there will be no missed deadlines or improper filings.
Understanding Accident and Injury Laws
For someone to be held responsible for a motorcycle accident victim’s injuries, the victim must prove the responsible party’s negligence caused the accident. Your Bartlett motorcycle accident lawyer will work to prove your case meets these five elements of negligence as per Tennessee Law:
- The responsible party owed a duty to the victim. In this case, drivers owe other drivers the duty of following traffic laws and refraining from reckless driving to contribute to the safety of all drivers on the road.
- The responsible party did not fulfill this duty.
- The responsible’s party’s breach of duty caused the victim’s injuries.
- The responsible party’s act or lack of action was the proximate cause of the injury, which means the responsible party should have known their behavior would likely cause an accident.
- The victim has sustained serious injuries that have brought measurable consequences. Financial, medical, emotional damages, etc. can be quantified.
Tennessee is a modified comparative state, which means settlements are proportional to the determined responsibility of the victim and the defendant. If a victim is found to be more than 49% responsible for causing the accident, they will receive no settlement. If the victim is found to be less than 49% responsible, for example, 30%, they will receive 70% (30% less) of what the full settlement would be.
Your lawyer will work to hold the responsible parties accountable and secure the highest settlement possible.
Consult with a Bartlett Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, ensure the best possible settlement and restore financial security for you and your loved ones. Consult with a lawyer from Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi PLC right away. The consultation is free and their results are impressive.
Put your case in the hands of their expert lawyers and focus your efforts on recovery.