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Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?

Did you get hurt in a serious motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault? Our Chattanooga motorcycle injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve.

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If you suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, our Chattanooga, TN, motorcycle accident lawyers at the McMahan Law Firm can help you seek the compensation you need to move forward. We will fight for your rights and seek every penny you’re entitled to. As Board Certified Civil Trial Specialists, we have the knowledge and experience you can trust to help you seek maximum compensation for your losses.

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You Deserve Compensation

If you suffered serious injuries because someone else was reckless and caused your accident, you deserve compensation for your losses.

We Make It Easy

It only takes one call to get Jay & Brent on your case today. You’ve been through a lot. Let us work for you while you focus on recovering.

No Costly Upfront Fees

At McMahan Law Firm, you don’t have to pay any upfront or hidden fees for our services. In fact, you won’t owe us anything unless we win for you.

Tennessee Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The table below offers a comprehensive overview of motorcycle crash data in Tennessee from 2016 to 2021. While there has been a slight decrease in some types of motorcycle crashes, the total number of motorcycle accidents has remained mostly consistent. 

YEAR201620172018201920202021TOTAL
Fatal Crash143133167152151161907
Suspected Serious Crash6886436046366666863,923
Suspected Minor Injury Crash9819268778938649045,445
Possible Injury Crash6235804574584374643,019
Property Damage > $1,500 Threshold Crash6847075976345516603,833
TOTAL3,1192,9892,7022,7732,6692,87517,127

**Source: TN Dept. of Safety and Homeland Security, TITAN Business Unit, 01 Jun 2022 (Crash).

Each one of these crashes represents potential negligence from the other parties involved and a potential personal injury claim. If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident, know that our team of experienced motorcycle accident attorneys has secured much-needed compensation for people just like you. 

How Our Chattanooga Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help

After a motorcycle accident, our Chattanooga motorcycle accident lawyers can offer a great deal of support and aid in the process of seeking compensation for your losses. When you work with us, we will help you by:

  • Making sure you understand the compensation you deserve.
  • Negotiating with the insurance companies on your behalf.
  • Representing you in court, if needed.
  • Investigating your claim to ensure we seek every penny you’re entitled to.
  • And more.

When you work with us, you will have a better chance of receiving the maximum settlement amount possible for your losses. Our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable, and we aggressively fight for what our clients deserve.

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Step-by-Step Guide on the Motorcycle Accident Claims Process

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in Tennessee, understanding the claims process is crucial. Here’s a simplified guide to help you navigate through it:

The top priority is always your health. Immediately after the accident, seek medical attention. It’s important to seek medical attention even if you believe you’ve only sustained minor injuries or no injuries at all. High levels of adrenaline following an accident could potentially reduce pain and mask the severity of injuries. 

Receiving medical care will also create a documented record of your injuries and associated medical expenses, which will be important to your case. 

If your condition allows, take photographs and videos of the scene, your injuries, and any damage to property. Additionally, obtain the contact and insurance details of other parties involved. If there are witnesses, their contact details can be invaluable.

Keep all medical documents, bills, and other related receipts after leaving the accident site, as these will be important for your claim.

Ensure you report the accident to the police. Filing a police report is a critical step, as these reports play a significant role in your case.

After addressing immediate concerns, consulting with a lawyer with experience in motorcycle accidents is advisable. A skilled attorney can review the collected evidence and information and guide you through the necessary steps for seeking compensation.

Your lawyer will also review all the details of your accident, conduct further investigations, and use the gathered evidence to establish liability and calculate a fair compensation amount.

Proving that the other party’s negligence was the primary cause of your injuries is fundamentally critical in winning your case. An experienced accident lawyer can provide substantial aid in this process.

Upon filing a claim with your insurance company, they will begin conducting their investigation. After completing their inquiry, they typically present a settlement offer.

You have the option to accept this offer or negotiate further by presenting counter-offers and additional evidence. Accepting the settlement means you forfeit the right to pursue a civil lawsuit.

Remember, insurance companies aim to minimize the settlement amount.

The settlement initially offered by the insurance company rarely covers the full extent of losses suffered in a motorcycle accident. 

If you are offered less than you deserve, your attorney will present counter-offers, provide evidence for further compensation, and strive for a fair settlement that covers medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and more.

While litigation can be a more time-consuming and complex route, it becomes necessary when an agreement cannot be reached through negotiation. Your attorney will guide you through the legal requirements, deadlines, and procedures associated with filing a lawsuit.

While the majority of cases are settled before reaching trial, our Chattanooga motorcycle accident lawyers are well-prepared for the possibility of court proceedings. 

If a settlement is offered, typically through negotiations with insurance companies, you have the choice to accept or deny the final offer. Our experienced attorneys can guide you through this decision-making process, ensuring you make the most informed choice for your personal injury claim.

Tennessee Motorcycle Laws

Knowing Tennessee’s specific motorcycle laws can help you stay safe and responsible on the road.

Statute of Limitations

The Tennessee statute of limitations to file a motorcycle accident claim is one year from the date of your motorcycle accident. This can vary depending on the details and circumstances of your case, so it’s important that you let an experienced attorney review your claim as soon as possible!

Lane Splitting

Lane splitting on a motorcycle is illegal in Tennessee. 

Section 55-8-182 of the Tennessee Code states “the operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken.”

Motorcycle Helmet Law

Tennessee law requires all motorcycle riders to wear a crash helmet. 

Section 55-9-302 of the Tennessee Code states “the driver of a motorcycle, motorized bicycle, as defined in chapter 8 of this title, or motor-driven cycle, and any passenger on any of these, shall be required to wear … a crash helmet meeting federal standards…” 

Potential Compensation for Your Motorcycle Accident

Compensation for your motorcycle accident injuries is determined by the extent of damages you’ve suffered as a result of the accident. The total compensation for your motorcycle accident claim should include both economic and non-economic damages. 

Economic Damages

Economic damages in motorcycle accident claims refer to any damages that can be easily calculated and a specific dollar amount can be objectively determined. This may include current and future expenses. 

Common economic damages in motorcycle accident cases include:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Property Damage
  • Lost Income
  • Lost Earning Capacity

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages in motorcycle accident claims refer to any damages that are difficult to calculate and that tend to be more subjective. This may include current and future expenses.

Common non-economic damages in motorcycle accident cases include:

  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Emotional Distress
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life 

How Much Compensation Can You Recover After a Motorcycle Accident?

After a motorcycle accident, you may deserve significant compensation for your medical expenses and other financial losses related to the accident. The exact amount varies depending on your injuries and who caused the accident. Contact Jay & Brent today to receive a free case review and learn exactly how much compensation you’re entitled to claim.

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

5 Star Reviews

Guys listen! My Attorneys Jill Crouch and Brent who run the place are the most proficient accident attorneys I've ever witnessed! No lie, I got awarded an amount bigger than a yearly salary from an 18 wheeler accident settlement through them!! (If you know, you know!) I get paid sometime this month! It took less than a year to settle and the ONLY reason it took that long was because the treatment was extensive and needed months to complete. If you're EVER in an accident in the state of Tennessee, MCMAHAN LAW FIRM NEEDS TO BE YOUR FIRST CALL AFTER THE AMBULANCE!!! THIS GROUP OF ATTORNEYS ARE CHANGING, SAVING AND REVIVING LIVES!! TRUE STORY!

-P.T.
5 Star Reviews

I feel that the McMahan Law Firm put me first. I’m very satisfied with the results that I received from them, and I would recommend them to anyone. I thank you very much.

-B.C.
5 Star Reviews

Your team makes the clients feel like their case is important no matter how small the case may be or how small the benefits may be.

-R.M.
5 Star Reviews

Jay [is] a very good lawyer, and he was also concerned about my well-being. Janice was always there to answer any questions that we had.

-T.G.
5 Star Reviews

I want to thank each and every one involved in my case. I have no doubt I would not have succeeded on my own. I’m glad I listened to my sister advising me to use an attorney. The McMahan Law Firm is tops. Thanks again.

-S.C.
5 Star Reviews

Brent was always honest, thoughtful and understanding. We are grateful for the time you spent on us.

-R.D.
5 Star Reviews

Very impressed and thankful for the manner in which you do business… most certainly for the people… from greeting [me] at the door throughout all business handled. Please never fail to keep up the good work. Thanks again.

-L.P.
5 Star Reviews

I want to thank you again for representing me. The McMahan Law Firm is not only a good law firm; [the staff and lawyers] are good people as well. I would recommend you to a friend or enemy. Thank you again.

-G.W.
5 Star Reviews

Julie Gee did an outstanding job for me and I greatly appreciate it. I would recommend her and the law firm to anyone. Thanks for everything.

-B.K.
5 Star Reviews

I just wanted to thank you for the all the hard work that the McMahan Law Firm has done for me. I appreciate your patience and determination, and of course your super skills in the courtroom. This has been life changing for me and my family, God bless all of you!! Thanks again and take care.

-W.J.

Do I Have a Case?

If you suffered injuries in a serious motorcycle accident, you probably have a lot of questions about seeking compensation. The first and most important question on your mind is likely whether or not you have a case. When you work with us, we will review the details of your case with you. Here are a few examples of what we will consider:

As long as you are 49% or less responsible for your accident, it is highly likely that you have the right to recover damages.

If someone else’s recklessness caused you property damages or injuries, you have a right to seek compensation for your financial losses.

Did You Suffer Injuries in a Motorcycle Accident?

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Our Results Speak For Themselves!

Motorcycle Accident

$1,250,000.00

Motorcycle Accident

$1,000,000.00

Brain Injury

$950,000.00

Truck Accident

$850,000.00

Motorcycle Accident

$800,000.00

Truck Accident

$500,000.00

Motorcycle Accident

$500,000.00

Car Accident

$230,000.00

Workers’ Comp

$225,000.00

Truck Accident

$200,000.00

What Comes Next?

You’re ready to file a personal injury claim. Now what? Plan for:

This can be conducted online, over the phone, or in our office. Your comfort is our priority. The choice is yours.

During evidence collection, your attorney will look at the circumstances that led to your accident, your medical bills, and your injuries.

We will present our demands to the insurance company, and they will respond with an offer. It can take several rounds of negotiations to reach an agreement.

Most motorcycle accident claims settle out of court due to the increased expenses associated with the process. Although unlikely, if we do have to go to court, you can rest assured knowing that we will stand up for you and fight for the full amount of compensation you deserve.

Was Your Motorcycle Accident Caused by Another Reckless Driver?

You deserve an attorney who will fight for your rights. Call Jay & Brent today for representation you can trust to seek the compensation you’re entitled to!

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Chattanooga Motorcycle Accident FAQs

After a motorcycle accident, you should:

  • Report the accident.
  • Seek medical care.
  • Collect evidence, including photos, at the scene, if you can do so safely.
  • Contact a Chattanooga, TN, motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Yes. Always file a police report after a serious auto accident, including a motorcycle accident. This will help the insurance adjuster and your attorney determine fault in your accident.

The worth of your case depends on many different factors. When you work with Jay & Brent, we will go over every detail of your case, ensuring we seek the maximum amount possible for your losses. Contact us today for a free case review to learn more!

Yes! Having an attorney on your side can make all the difference when it comes to seeking the money you need to recover. Our attorneys will walk you through the legal process of seeking compensation, ensuring you have the best chance possible at receiving the money you need.

Yes. Contact your insurance company and notify them about the accident as soon as possible. If you do not do this, it can hurt your claim for compensation.