The experience of riding a motorcycle down an open road can be adequately described only by those who have done it themselves. Every rider knows this exhilarating feeling.
The camaraderie among bikers is a long-lasting and unique bond. At Tenn And Tenn, our New Hampshire motorcycle accident attorneys are long-time riders themselves, so we understand the enjoyment — and the risks — that come with motorcycling.
As is the case with all other car accidents, it only takes a single moment for a lifetime of consequences to follow. With motorcycle accidents in particular, motorcyclists and their passengers are even more susceptible to suffering serious physical harm.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Tenn And Tenn for a free consultation from attorneys who have represented injured bikers for more than 30 years.
Meet Our New Hampshire Motorcycle Injury Attorney John Tenn
John Tenn is an avid motorcyclist and aggressive personal injury lawyer. Attorney Tenn is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum, having recovered multimillion-dollar recoveries for a number of his clients. Attorney Tenn understands the devastation a motorcycle accident injury can wreak on the victim and the victim's family.
"We help our clients pursue legal action against the people who caused or contributed to their injuries. Our firm’s philosophy is one of aggressive representation, sensible strategy, and widespread success."
Motorcyclists injured in an accident can file a legal claim against any responsible party. Having an experienced motorcycle injury lawyer in your corner is the critical first step to a recovery.
Winning your legal action requires meeting your burden of proof by showing that:
- The defendant, usually the other driver, owed a duty to the rider, the plaintiff;
- The defendant breached that duty of care; and
- The rider’s injuries were proximately caused by the defendant’s actions.
All drivers have an obligation and legal duty to drive reasonably. A driver who changes lanes without looking, texts while driving, or runs a red light has breached this universal duty. If you have been injured due to another’s negligence, our motorcycle accident lawyers in New Hampshire can help.
Injured bikers have three years from the date of the accident to file a negligence suit. Time is of the essence. If you do not file a claim within the statute of limitations, you will not be able to obtain a recovery.
Motorcycle Accident Damages & Injuries
New Hampshire law provides for full, fair, and adequate compensation for injured motorcycle riders. Let our experienced lawyers help you recover compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and loss of consortium.
At Tenn And Tenn, we prepare every case for trial and know how to properly document your losses and damages.
Motorcycle Accidents Can Happen to Anyone
There is a saying among bikers — it’s not whether you will crash, but when. New Hampshire Department of Transportation statistics document that there are more than 1,000 motorcycle crashes each year. In one year alone, the total costs of hospital bills and lost wages that result from New Hampshire motorcycle accidents is $37 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in consideration to each traversed vehicle mile, motorcyclists were approximately 26 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic collision in 2012. In that year, the fatality rate for motorcyclists was six times the fatality rate for automobile occupants. In two-vehicle crashes, 75% of the motorcyclists collided with the vehicle in front of them.
Riders know that many motorcycle collisions involve unsafe or negligent automobile drivers. If you are injured because of a negligent driver, you have a remedy and recourse under New Hampshire law. You need the advice of an experienced lawyer who knows how to best represent and protect your interests.
Although negligent drivers are not the only cause of motorcyclist injury and death, many drivers do not take the required precaution of checking blind spots for motorcyclists when changing lanes. Drivers also tend to not check rear-view and side mirrors when changing lanes, which puts motorcyclists in an extremely vulnerable position.
These motorcycle accident causes, in addition to hazardous roads, motorcycle design defects, and other various causes, can all inflict catastrophic injuries to motorcyclists. Lower-extremity injuries are most common in motorcycle accidents, but head, chest, and abdominal injuries tend to be more severe.
Some common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injury
- Herniated discs
- Neck injury
The various injuries that can result from a motorcycle accident not only cause a victim physical pain and emotional grief but can also inflict great financial hardship on a victim and their family. Even for those that have good health insurance and medical coverage, the expenses required to recover from a motorcycle accident can quickly add up. This is why many motorcycle accident victims seek compensation from those responsible for causing their collision.
Our New Hampshire Lawyers Are Bikers Helping Bikers
Our New Hampshire motorcycle accident attorneys ride motorcycles themselves. Our lawyers are familiar with the unique operation of a motorcycle, including turning and stopping characteristics, panic braking, and hazard avoidance techniques. We know how to handle the special details of a motorcycle accident case. Our goal is to help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
Whether you ride your motorcycle to work every day or just cruise the open roads on sunny weekends, a motorcycle wreck can happen at any time. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact the New Hampshire motorcycle accident lawyers and fellow riders at Tenn And Tenn.
Our New Hampshire motorcycle accident lawyers can help you obtain the money you deserve and help get you back on the road. The initial consultation is always free and completely confidential.
Call (888) 332-5855 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation.
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