Sevierville Attorneys Representing Motorcyclists After an Accident Involving a Distracted Drivers
Fighting for the rights of motorcycle victims in Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge
Even when they are paying attention, car and truck drivers have enough trouble seeing motorcycles on the road. They often fail to anticipate motorcycles and to adjust for them properly when they are in plain sight. Distracted driving just compounds the problem. According to the Centers for Disease Control, eight people are killed every day and more than 30,000 people are injured each month due to a distracted driver.
The Sevierville distracted driving attorneys at Delius & McKenzie, PLLC understand how tragic distracted driving can be. Our legal team works to prove the cause of distracted driving and to hold wrongdoers accountable. If you have been hurt in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Seymour or anywhere in Tennessee, we can help.
Common causes of driver distraction
Automobiles and trucks are vastly larger than motorcycles. They also offer more protection than motorcycles. When collisions happen, the force can kill the motorcyclist and passengers. Falls can cause catastrophic harm, such as brain trauma or spinal cord damage. Many survivors endure broken bones, scarring, and disfigurement.
Some of the most common causes of driver distraction include:
- Talking on a cellphone
- Eating or drinking
- Personal grooming
- Examining a GPS system or a map
- Playing with the radio or a CD player
- Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of alcohol
In motorcycle accident cases, our Sevierville distracted driving lawyers understand the first task is to determine how the accident occurred, then we help you pursue damages from the liable party.
Who is responsible when a motorcycle rider is injured by a distracted driver?
Distracted drivers can be held liable for punitive damages in addition to standard at-fault damages. When motorcycle accidents happen, the following people may be held accountable:
- The driver of a car or truck. Drivers need to focus their eyes on the road and have both hands on the steering wheel. Cognitive and manual attention to the road is necessary to handle any type of traffic danger or emergency. Drivers who are distracted are much less likely to look for people operating motorcycles.
- The owner the vehicle that was driven by a distracted driver. Parents and anyone who allows someone else to drive their car generally has a duty to advise the driver about the dangers of distracted driving.
- Motorcycle operators. Motorcycle drivers who cause an accident may be accountable to their passengers for any injuries they cause.
Our experienced Sevierville motorcycle accident lawyers have the skills and resources to help you file a claim against the liable party.
Get help now. Call a Sevierville distracted driver lawyer for advice
Distracted driving accidents are often deadly. Survivors usually suffer permanent or long-term injuries. Victims are entitled to demand every dollar the law allows from the negligent parties. The Sevierville motorcycle accident lawyers at Delius & McKenzie, PLLC have been helping clients in Sevierville, Gatlinburg, Seymour, and Pigeon Forge for more than 20 years. To speak with our office now, please call 865-428-8780 or fill out our contact form to schedule a no-obligation consultation.