Help for Tennessee Riders after a Serious Motorcycle Accident
Protecting families in and around Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
East Tennessee has some of the most beautiful roads in the country, and nothing beats taking your bike out for a ride through the Great Smoky Mountains. But every year, park rangers are called in to investigate multiple motorcycle accidents, and our law firm is called to help protect riders’ rights both in the park and on the roads surrounding it.
Delius & McKenzie, PLLC provides aggressive and comprehensive legal counsel to motorcycle accident victims in and around Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We understand the laws governing the state and federal roads, and we know just how quickly a great day out on the bike can turn into a tragic one. When you need a skilled Sevierville motorcycle accident attorney to uphold your rights and protect your interests, our team is ready to help.
The dangers facing motorcycle riders in East Tennessee
Even when you follow Tennessee’s helmet laws, you are at risk of being seriously injured in the event of an accident. Motorcycles offer virtually no protection to the rider, making a collision with a car a catastrophic event; a collision with a truck is almost sure to be fatal. Our motorcycle injury attorneys have helped countless riders get the help they need after they have suffered:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Full, partial, temporary and permanent paralysis
- Severe lacerations or burns, called “road rash,” leading to permanent disfigurement
- Loss of limbs
- Permanent brain damage
- Broken, fractures or crushed bones, leading to life-long mobility issues
- Wrongful death
We fight for riders and for their passengers’ rights after a crash or an accident. If you were hurt because of a distracted driver or a drunk driver, or suffered additional injury because one of the parts of your motorcycle was defective, you can trust a personal injury lawyer at Delius & McKenzie, PLLC to fight tirelessly for your future in jury trials and in settlement negotiations; our results speak for themselves.
What you should know about riding in the Park
Hazardous roadways are a motorcycle rider’s worst enemy – especially because there is often no way to know what you’re up against before the accident happens. The risk of a crash increases in certain parts of the Smoky Mountains, where unknown variable like elevation, vegetation and animal life can change the conditions of the road in a heartbeat. The National Park Service warns that riders and the passengers must be alert to:
- Distracted tourists paying more attention to the scenery to the road, increasing their chances of crossing a center line – or of not seeing riders at all.
- Animals darting out in the road.
- Debris like rocks, silt or tree branches littered across the road after a big storm. Tree limbs may also come down on roadways with poor visibility, which can cause you to crash.
- Unexpected changes in weather, such as sleet or snow in higher elevations, or a low-hanging mist or fog in the early hours.
It takes a local Sevierville motorcycle accident attorney who knows the park and its surrounding roadways to truly understand what is at risk after a crash. The lawyers of the Delius & McKenzie, PLLC are Tennessee born and raised, and know the areas of Sevierville, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge inside and out. They have dedicated their lives to helping people just like you get the compensation they need to cover their medical and household bills, their rehabilitation costs, the expenses related to their damaged motorcycles, and in the event of a wrongful death, the funeral expenses for their loved ones. We also fight for compensation for your pain and suffering. We focus on the fight so you can focus on rebuilding your life after a motorcycle accident.
Experienced motorcycle accident lawyers who put your needs first
When you are seriously injured, you have enough to worry about without the added anxiety of a lawsuit. That is where Delius & McKenzie, PLLC comes in: we fight on your behalf in court so you can put your energy into getting well and protecting your family. If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident in or around Sevierville, Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, please call 865-428-8780 or fill out our contact form to set up your no-obligation consultation.