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Nashville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle riders frequently encounter severe injuries in accidents, resulting in emotional distress and financial burden caused by escalating medical costs. At Weir & Kestner, our legal team comprehends the obstacles motorcyclists confront, navigating through biases and intricate legal challenges. Contact our Nashville personal injury lawyers if you or a family member has suffered injuries in a motorcycle collision.

Complete the form or dial (615) 220-4180 to arrange a complimentary consultation.

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How much does it cost to hire a motorcycle accident attorney in Nashville?

Weir & Kestner is committed to ensuring that legal assistance is accessible to everyone. Our lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis, which means clients only incur fees if we effectively settle their claims. This structure aligns our interests and eliminates financial obstacles to pursuing justice.

Additionally, we provide free initial consultations, enabling prospective clients to initiate their legal journey without any financial risk.

“Accident” is a misleading term

When you hear “accident,” you may think of a situation where no one could have done anything to prevent what happened, but motorcycle collisions rarely occur this way.

Many drivers have personal biases against bikers, dangerously directing their aggression by cutting off bikers, tailgating, or engaging in other threatening behaviors.

Why are motorcycle collisions so serious?

Motorcycles leave their drivers especially exposed, compared to other vehicles, and they lack certain safety features. When you do not have seat belts, airbags, and other safety features, encountering a dangerous driver can be much more dangerous. 

Additionally, you may find yourself facing blame for your own accident. Many people stereotype all motorcycle riders as dangerous, reckless bikers. Without a lawyer’s guidance, the situation can leave you without compensation. 

Our hard work pays off for clients

Here is the good news: we work hard to help our clients recover, and our results show it. If you are unsure we are the right team for you, check out our testimonials to see the scope of cases we cover. 

What should I do after being in a motorcycle crash?

Unsure where to start when a careless driver has struck you? Here is what you need to know. 

1. Get to a safe location, but leave your bike

If your accident left you on the road, get out of traffic, but do not move your motorcycle until the scene is well-documented. This can provide evidence for your case. 

2. Keep on your safety gear

The at-fault party and their insurer may try to hurt your motorcycle accident Nashville case by claiming you never wore your safety gear. Stay safe and prove you were wearing this gear the entire time. 

3. Call 911 and ask for an ambulance and the police

Even if you feel fine, you may need medical care. Likewise, a police report may be necessary according to state reporting laws. Contacting emergency services can save your life and prevent you from facing any difficulties or legal issues related to your accident. 

4. Gather evidence at the scene

If you can, take pictures of the scene and gather contact information from any eyewitnesses. This evidence can be vital once the accident scene is cleaned up. 

5. Notify your insurance company

Even if you were not at fault, your insurance company needs to be alerted to your accident. However, it’s important to remeber that your insurance carrier could be an adversary on your injury case, so keep discussion of any injruies to a minimum.

6. Meet with a Nashville motorcycle accident lawyer

All these steps are difficult enough, but filing a claim can be confusing. Avoid making mistakes by seeking a Nashville motorcycle accident attorney, who can guide you through your claim. 

How long do I have to file a claim?

Motor vehicle accidents have hard deadlines which, if passed, may bar you from compensation. In Tennessee, you only have one year to file a lawsuit. 

What types of damages can I claim?

We will assess all aspects of your Tennessee motorcycle accident case and help you get the most for your injury claim.

Medical bills

Your motorcycle accident compensation should cover all of your past, current and future medical expenses. We will fight to ensure the insurance adjusters don’t take advantage of the fear that comes following a motorcycle accident.

Lost wages

You need to be compensated for the income you lost if you missed work due to your motorcycle accident as well as any sick or vacation time you had to utilize to recover. Our Tennessee motorcycle accident lawyers will fight to ensure this money is also addressed in your claim.

Permanent impairment

If your motorcycle wreck left you with a permanent disability we will put the highest consideration into your future financial needs to ensure the insurance adjusters don’t try to settle by presenting a low offer.

Pain and suffering

We ensure your damages include consideration for the pain, suffering, and trauma you experienced due to the motorcycle accident. The insurance adjusters know it’s difficult to calculate these damages, however, Tony and Joe are experienced in documenting and fighting for what you deserve following an unexpected motorcycle crash.

Who could be liable for the crash?

Determining who caused your accident and who is financially liable can be difficult. These may be different parties, and you may find yourself facing powerful figures. 

Your lawyer is here to help. Below are just a few possibilities for at-fault parties you may sue for your compensation. 

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Another driver

When another driver is careless behind the wheel, they may be held liable for your injuries. Any instances of drunk, drowsy, or distracted driving could leave them at fault. 

Parts manufacturer

If your brakes or other vital parts failed, you may not have been injured by any driver, but by the manufacturer. They are required to act with care and check for defects. 

Government entity

Road hazards like potholes can be dangerous for a motorcyclist. If the government agency responsible for road maintenance fails to repair the roads, they may be held responsible for your injuries. 

Motor carrier or employer 

Employers accept responsibility for the people they hire. Because of this, you may need to sue, not the driver, but the group they work for if they injured you in the scope of their employment. 

How do you prove negligence?

You need to prove the other person was negligent, but this specific legal term has specific guidelines to determine it. Talk to your lawyer about proving these aspects of negligence

1. Duty of care

First, you need to show the person has a responsibility to avoid harming you. Generally, we all are responsible for driving in a way that does not actively cause accidents. 

2. Breach of duty

Once you have proven the other party had a responsibility to you, you need to prove they failed to uphold that duty. For example, a driver with a duty to prevent accidents breaches this duty by texting while driving. 

3. Causation

When you prove the at-fault party breached their duty, you will then prove that breach of duty caused your accident. 

4. Damages

Now that you have evidence that the negligence of another party caused your accident, you need to prove the accident left you with damages that the at-fault party should cover. That includes economic and non-economic damages. 

We fight the insurance company to get you full compensation

Riding a motorcycle may give you a sense of freedom, but you don’t feel so free when a careless driver cuts you off or rear-ends you. This probably happens far too often on the streets of Nashville, but when the incident is more than a minor scuffle, and you end up on the road with serious injuries, you need a personal injury attorney who will stand up to the insurance company for the negligent driver to get you the compensation you deserve for your losses.

We proudly represent motorcycle riders when negligent drivers in the Nashville area injure them. An accident claim involving a serious injury can be an uphill battle for a biker, but with us by your side, it will at least be a fair fight.

Motorcycle accidents are more frequent and more dangerous

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are not a rare occurrence. Motorcycles have low visibility, meaning drivers who are not careful may not see them until too late. 

When these accidents happen, the accident may be more dangerous because of that. The other car, for example, may not have braked at all before striking you at high speeds. 

Tennessee motorcycle requirements

State laws vary across the country, and many states are lax on motorcycle safety laws. So where does Tennessee stand? Here is what you can expect. 

Safety gear

To keep you safe, Tennessee has helmet laws that include nearly every state resident. Those 21 and older may be exempt in certain situations, like funeral processions, but wearing your helmet is necessary for most people on the road. 


Unlike some states, Tennessee law requires motorcyclists to maintain and carry proof of motorcycle accident insurance. This insurance coverage includes bodily injury and property damage liability coverage. 

Common motorcycle accident injuries

Even when wearing safety gear such as a helmet, boots, gloves, and protective clothing, motorcyclists are vulnerable. If they are knocked off their bike and hit the pavement, they are likely to suffer serious injuries. Some of the typical motorcycle accident injuries we see in our office include the following:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injures
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Road rash and other lacerations

Fatalities are far too prevalent in motorcycle collisions

Sadly, motorcycle accidents are some of the deadliest crashes on the road. You are distinctly exposed, and the traumatic impact can take a life. Loved ones may have grounds for a wrongful death claim when tragedy strikes. 

Why do I need to go to the doctor?

While you may feel fine now, you may have serious injuries you are unaware of. Going to the doctor now prevents your injuries from worsening, which can be a fatal concern. 

Why work with Weir & Kestner?

If you’ve worked with a lawyer in the past, you may not have been left with the best impression. Even if you were happy with the way the case was resolved, you might not have thought much of the attorney on a personal level. 

At Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers, we focus on building relationships with clients and providing them with the support they need right away rather than overwhelming them with many questions, deadlines, and worst-case scenarios. When you contact Weir & Kestner Injury Lawyers, we will:

  • Make sure you are getting the medical care you need
  • Explain each step of the legal process and make sure you understand the how and why
  • Get the insurance company off your back
  • Investigate the crash to get the evidence we need to support your claim
  • Fight for the compensation you deserve from the negligent driver

You are not just another case file to us. We are committed to providing the best possible customer service. Call us today to discover the Weir & Kestner difference.

Our Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers are ready to help

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in Tennessee, you need to speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or at (615) 220-4180 to schedule your free consultation. 


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