A Nashville Lawyer Concerned About Motorcycle Safety
An attorney who gets results in Davidson and surrounding counties
Motorcyclists are vulnerable out on the road. Most motorcyclists are careful and responsible when on their bikes. It only takes one negligent driver to cause a motorcycle accident that can leave you injured. Thompson Law has been fighting for the rights of the injured in Davidson and surrounding counties for decades.
Attorney Christopher “Kim” Thompson is very familiar with the dangers that motorcyclists face every day. He’s a motorcyclist, too. He has seen firsthand how drivers act irresponsibly when motorcycles are near. They seem to consider motorcycles as a nuisance they have to drive around. Sometimes, they don’t even seem to see the motorcycle at all.
As an attorney, Kim Thompson holds negligent drivers accountable. He fights to help injured motorcyclists recover the financial compensation they deserve. Motorcyclists have almost no protection in an accident but there are some steps they can take to help them stay safe on the road:
- Use protective gear – In Tennessee, motorcyclists and their passengers are required to wear helmets. These can provide some protection if there’s a rash. Protective clothing can also help reduce road rash and other injuries. Wear leather or denim, and full-fingered leather gloves. Choose motorcycle boots that offer good ankle and foot support.
- Keep your motorcycle maintained – Change oil and brake pads as recommended by the manufacturer. Check your tire pressure often and add air to the tires when needed. Check fluid levels and chain tension regularly.
- Watch for blind spots – The drivers of cars and trucks have blind spots in their field of vision. These are usually located in the rear quarter section of their vehicles. The safest approach is to always assume that the driver can’t see you.
- Adjust to conditions – Always follow the posted speed limits but remember those only apply to normal road conditions. All vehicles are expected to slow down in heavy rain or wind, or if there is road construction up ahead.
- Be aware of your condition – All of us make better judgments and have a better response time on the road when we are sober and well-rested. When we have had a few drinks or are very tired, it’s probably not the best idea to be on the road.
- Use extra care at intersections – Intersections are common locations for motorcycle accidents. There are a lot of vehicles traveling in several different directions. Drivers either don’t see motorcycles or don’t yield the right of way.
- Take a motorcycle rider education program – Even experienced motorcyclists can improve existing skills and learn new ones. Check with the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security to learn more about taking basic or advanced courses.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s important to talk to an attorney as soon as possible. You generally have only one year from the date of the accident to take legal action, and it can take time to build a case. Attorney Thompson can review the details of your accident, explain your options and answer your question.
When you are represented by Thompson Law, you can expect personal attention every step of the way. Attorney Thompson will keep you informed about the progress of your case. If you have questions or concerns, just contact us. Attorney Thompson will return your call as soon as possible.
Learn more about how a motorcycle accident lawyer can help. Contact attorney Thompson to schedule a free consultation.