If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s carelessness, you have rights and you deserve to be compensated for the harm you’ve suffered. You’ve come to the right place, because collecting the damages you’re owed can be stressful and complex, and an experienced Nashville motorcycle accident lawyer like Phillip S. Georges, PLLC will fight every step of the way to protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Whether you’re in Nashville, Nolensville, Smyrna, La Vergne, Antioch, or anywhere in Tennessee, give us a call or fill out our online form for a consultation and help with your case today.
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
The Wolf Pack at Phillip S. Georges, PLLC, is here to help you fight for your right to compensation.
Let Us Fight for Your Rights
The Wolf Pack is here to fight tooth and nail to protect your rights every step of the way. We’ll help you seek the damages to which you’re entitled to under the law.
The Wolf Pack works on contingency. That means there’s no up-front fees and no costs at all if we don’t win your case. That translates to zero risk to you when seeking our help!
Motorcycle Accidents Are Devastating
Unlike in a car accident, on a motorcycle you’re completely exposed. That means that the damage from a motorcycle accident can be truly devastating. While you’re dealing with life-altering and even permanent injuries you shouldn’t have to stress about insurance companies bullying you at the same time. You deserve to focus on getting back on your feet and regaining control of your life. The Wolf Pack is here for you every step of the way.
As your dedicated Nashville motorcycle accident lawyer, we’re here to take on the stress of handling the legal aspects of your case. We’ll fight back against the strongarm tactics of the insurance company. When you choose The Wolf Pack, you’ll be fiercely protected like a member of our pack.
Did You Suffer Any of These Injuries?
There are a whole range of injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident due to your exposure to elements and other vehicles. Because of this, injuries can be life-changing and tragic. If you’ve suffered one of these injuries, or any injury at all, we’re here to help.
Head and brain injuries can cause permanent personality changes, depression, rage, and other conditions. You don’t even need to have a direct head impact to suffer a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. Just having your head whip one way or the other can do it.
Injuries to your spine and neck can be devastating, leading to some of the same conditions as a TBI (and even being combined with a brain injury). They can also result in balance issues, loss of function in limbs, or even paralysis.
Soft tissue injuries cover everything from your basic bumps and bruises to sprains, muscle tears, and even conditions like whiplash. If you have a serious soft tissue injury that will affect you for a long time to come, an experienced motorcycle crash attorney can help.
Damage to your extremities such as nerve damage and loss of feeling in your arms, or even having one or more limbs amputated or paralyzed, can certainly change your life forever. A motorcycle wreck attorney can help you get the compensation you need to get your life back.
The above are the physical, visible injuries. You can also suffer invisible damage, like emotional trauma, panic attacks, mood swings, and other personality shifts that can seriously impair your ability to form relationships and live a normal life. You deserve compensation for these, too.
What Caused Your Motorcycle Accident?
Every day, hundreds of motorcycle riders are injured in tragic accidents with other drivers who are negligent, careless, and irresponsible behind the wheel. When you go for a motorcycle ride that results in an accident, the results are often catastrophic, because of the lack of protection motorcycles provide. If the accident you’ve suffered was caused by any of these reasons, or by any other person’s negligence, you may have a case for compensation.
- Reckless driving
- Failing to obey traffic signs or signals
- Drunk or otherwise intoxicated driving (DUI/DWI)
- Distracted driving (texting, talking on cell phones, eating or drinking)
- Malicious deliberate acts
- Bad road conditions
- Simple poor decision making
What Kind of Compensation Can I Collect?
There are a number of different kinds of compensation to which you may be entitled. Talk to an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer at The Wolf Pack to determine which may apply to your case.
Medical expenses can refer to your doctor’s visits, medication, physical therapy costs, medical procedures, imaging sessions (X-rays, MRIs and the like), or even travel costs to get to and from appointments. You can also collect for the potential future cost of appointments and care you’ll need moving forward.
All too often when you’re hurt in a motorcycle accident, you’re unable to work for a time. Sometimes you won’t ever be able to go back to your prior job. If this is the case, you can collect compensation for the wages you’ve lost. This can include compensation for potential future earnings you could have gotten but now no longer will.
Pain and suffering refers to the invisible harm you suffer from your accident. Things like emotional trauma, loss of comfort, your reduced ability to take pleasure from life, and even personality changes that affect your ability to perform relationships all fall under pain and suffering.
If you have a committed romantic relationship with another person such as a spouse or domestic partner, and the accident renders you unable to maintain a physical relationship with them, this is called “loss of consortium.” You can often collect damages for this kind of injury.
Frequently Asked Questions
The first thing you should do after a motorcycle accident is call 911 to get medical attention. Even if you don’t feel hurt, the adrenaline could be covering up injuries you don’t realize you have. Take pictures of the accident scene if you can from as many different angles as possible. Exchange information with the other driver and get contact information from any witnesses. Never apologize for anything while you’re at the scene of the accident.
After being hurt in a motorcycle accident you’ll likely be dealing with an insurance company that will try to pay you as little as possible for your injuries and losses. While the insurance adjuster might seem nice at first, they will almost certainly try every trick in the book to get you to sign away your rights. They may even threaten to pay you nothing at all for your claim. Also, the insurance adjuster often does not ride a motorcycle and cannot relate to the risks and trauma that riders experience on the roads. That is why you need an experienced attorney who also rides, Attorney Phillip S. Georges.
Fighting back against an insurance company in these situations can be an uphill battle if you don’t know the complexities of the law surrounding personal injury and motorcycle accident claims. While you can handle your claim alone, your best shot at receiving maximum compensation for your injuries is to have an experienced attorney in your corner who can level the playing field and fight the insurance company to protect your rights.
Trusting an insurance company to treat you fairly and cover your damages after a motorcycle accident is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. Insurance adjusters will likely come off as compassionate and caring when they first approach you. But make no mistake, they are not your friend and can quickly turn to tactics to get you to sign off on a lowball settlement offer.
If this has happened to you, it’s important to remember that you are not alone. Our team at Phillip S. Georges, PLLC, the Wolf Pack Lawyers will be your ally. We know what to do and aren’t afraid to stand up to insurance companies. Always remember that you are not required to talk to the insurance company. Instead, refer them to the Wolf Pack Lawyers. We will handle the insurance company so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Hiring a qualified and experienced Nashville, TN, motorcycle accident lawyer like Attorney Phil Georges at The Wolf Pack to fight for you is built to be affordable. In fact, you won’t pay anything upfront. There are no costs at all to sit down and discuss your case with us. We also won’t charge you a thing at all unless we actually win your case and get you compensation. So, if you’re wondering if you can afford a motorcycle accident attorney like The Wolf Pack, the answer is yes, you can!
A statute of limitations is a strict time frame during which you have to take legal action against the party responsible for your injuries. In Tennessee, you only have one year from the date you suffered your accident-related injuries, but this can vary depending upon the specific circumstances of your accident.
No! The Statute of Limitations doesn’t apply to your insurance company. Check your insurance policy to see what your company’s requirements are, and be sure to report the accident to them. When you do, be honest, but don’t editorialize. Keep it simple and stick to the facts of what happened. Don’t omit anything, but don’t volunteer things you don’t have to.
No! Usually you’ll get contacted within a few days by the insurance adjuster from the other side, who will make a very low offer after acting concerned and compassionate. If you sign their offer, you may sign away your right to compensation. When you refuse, however, they may turn hostile and even try to bully or threaten you. You are always within your rights to refer them to your Nashville, TN, motorcycle accident lawyer.
Negotiations are how most vehicle accident cases are resolved. During negotiations, there’s a back-and-forth process of give and take that allows us to come to a middle ground that everyone can agree with to get you compensated. It starts when we value your case and submit a demand letter to the insurance company. The insurance company will often respond with a lower counteroffer and tell us why our demand was unacceptable. We then come back with a new demand, and so on until the case is resolved.
Negligence is the concept at the center of every civil case like a motorcycle accident. What it means is that people both owe a duty of reasonable care to others with regard to their own actions and that they must obey the laws that are in place that keep others safe. If they do not act responsibly or if they break a law that results in someone else’s injury, that person may be negligent. We need to be able to demonstrate four things in order to get you compensated for the motorcycle accident and injury you’ve suffered. First, we must be able to prove that the person who caused your accident needed to act in a certain way, that they had a duty to follow a law or rule of the road. Second, we must show that they unreasonably or irresponsibly through their conduct violated that duty. Third, we must demonstrate that you were injured as a result of the actions of the driver that struck you and finally that you suffered damages as a result of the motorcycle accident.
Comparative negligence is a standard used in Tennessee that says if you hold partial responsibility for an accident, your award can be reduced by the amount of blame you hold. So, if you are 25% responsible for an accident worth $100,000, you can only receive $75,000 in damages (the $100,000 is reduced by 25%). In addition, the law states that if you’re found to be more than 50% responsible for the accident, you can’t receive any compensation at all. This is another reason why it’s a good idea to have an experienced motorcycle wreck lawyer on your side to give you the best shot at the maximum value of your case.
It’s important to understand that no two injury cases are alike. That being said, for the most part, injury cases don’t end up in court. The reason for this is that it’s just best all around to come to an agreement. Court cases are expensive in both time and money, and when you go to court you either get everything you asked for, or nothing. There’s no middle ground. For this reason both sides generally work hard to come to an agreement. Still, sometimes there’s no other option.
There’s no way to know how long your case will take until we begin the negotiation process. First, we need to build the case and gather facts and information. Then, we enter negotiations, which can resolve very quickly but can also sometimes take months or even years to resolve. We will always work to resolve your case as quickly as we can because we know that you may not be able to afford to wait, but the process can require patience and time.