${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt}
Providing the real help people need since 1984.423-282-1041

Nashville motorcycle crash highlights left-turn dangers

Motorcycle enthusiasts in Tennessee and elsewhere are aware of the many unique hazards they face every time they ride. While dangers frequently present themselves in the form of adverse weather or poor road conditions, other drivers are a major risk for bikers.

As discussed numerous times previously, drivers of passenger cars and trucks often have difficulty seeing motorcycles in traffic. They may be unaccustomed to sharing the road with smaller, faster vehicles or not paying attention for motorcyclists. As RideApart explains, other drivers show up more than once in a list of the 10 most common motorcycle crash types. Bikers may be interested in learning that the top cause of motorcycle wrecks involves another driver turning left in the bike’s path.

Drivers who turn in front of motorcycles may not have noticed the oncoming bike or might have incorrectly judged the motorcycle’s speed or distance. A tragic crash that occurred this August in Nashville was an unfortunate example. The Tennessean reported that a driver turning left in front of a motorcycle caused the two bikers to be thrown. One of the bikers was killed when she was struck by another vehicle coming from the opposite direction; her partner was seriously injured. Authorities were searching for the driver who fled the scene of the crash, while the first driver who turned in front of the bike reported he didn’t see the oncoming motorcycle.

The above incident also illustrates how the victim’s surviving family members, as well as the man who was injured, may seek to pursue compensation.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist

  • TENNESSEE ASSOCIATE FOR JUSTICE
  • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE
  • AN OFFICIAL MEMBER OF NOSSCR
  • BOARD CERTIFIED CIVIL TRIALS SPECIALIST
  • AV, Peer Review Rated
  • Super Lawyer
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Email Us For a Response

START YOUR FREE CASE EVALUATION

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

brand

118 E Watauga Ave.
Johnson City, TN 37601

Toll Free: 800-282-1021
Phone: 423-282-1041
Johnson City Law Office Map