Our accident attorneys help you hold responsible drivers accountable for your injuries.
Bicyclists have little to protect them in collisions involving motor vehicles. Unfortunately, as a result, the injuries they suffer have the tendency to be severe. When these types of accidents impact you or someone you love, the law offices of Burch & Lockhart are here to help. As experienced Manchester, Tennessee bicycle accident attorneys, we know that the reckless actions of drivers are often to blame. We provide the trusted legal guidance and professional representation needed to hold these drivers accountable, so you can get the compensation you need to recover.
According to statistics from the Tennessee Department of Safety , close to 400 people are involved in bicycle accidents each year in our state. Unfortunately, even if it was a minor collision or you were wearing the appropriate helmet and other safety gear, the injuries you suffer are likely to be severe. As a result, you may be unable to work or engage in even simple hobbies or activities, while needing ongoing medical attention. These types of accidents can leave you suffering permanent disabilities, which can impact you for years to come.
At the law offices of Burch & Lockhart, we act as a strong legal advocate on your side in these situations, protecting your rights in a claim while you focus on your recovery. As experienced Tennessee bicycle accident attorneys, we represent clients who have suffered the following types of injuries:
● Soft tissue injuries, such as muscle and tendon strains or sprains;
● Broken bones and dislocated joints;
● Abdominal injuries, causing damage to internal organs;
● Back and neck injuries, such as whiplash, fractured vertebrae, and herniated discs;
● Head injuries, such as concussion and traumatic brain injuries (TBI);
● Spinal cord injuries, result in temporary or permanent paralysis.
While bicyclists are required to take the necessary safety precautions and must obey the rules of the road, the fact is that the majority of bicycle accidents are due to the reckless actions of drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) , the most common types of driving behaviors responsible for bike accidents include:
● Speeding and going too fast for conditions;
● Running traffic signs and signals;
● Driving distracted, such as using cell phones or texting;
● Driving under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or medications.
In these cases, our Tennessee bicycle accident attorneys can help hold these drivers accountable for the damages you suffer. We can advise you on your rights in a claim, seeking compensation for your medical costs and lost wages, along with the pain and suffering you endure.
At the law offices of Burch & Lockhart, we are here to help you get the compensation you are entitled to when accidents and injuries happen. To request a free initial consultation in our Manchester office to discuss how we can assist you, reach out and contact our Tennessee bicycle accident attorneys today.