Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Tennessee

Motorcycle accident attorneys helping families in Alcoa and Oak Ridge, and throughout the region

No amount of money can compensate a family that loses a loved one in an accident caused by a careless driver. And after a tragic loss, families may face a potential mountain of medical bills at a time when they also experience a sudden reduction of funds due to loss of income.

According to the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, 114 motorcycle traffic fatalities occurred in the state in 2011 alone. Experienced motorcycle accident lawyers can help reduce the financial burden in these difficult times. I am motorcycle accident lawyer Kevin W. Shepherd, and I provide compassionate support as I help families in Oak Ridge and throughout the region pursue the compensation they need to move forward.

Your rights under Tennessee law

When a person dies from injuries caused by negligent or wrongful acts of others, certain survivors have the right to pursue a wrongful death claim against any party who has liability for the death. This means as a motorcycle accident lawyer I can help pursue medical and other expenses incurred before the death. The law also considers losses sustained by immediate family members, such as the following:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of future financial support, benefits and inheritance
  • Loss of companionship
  • Mental and emotional anguish

Special issues pertaining to motorcycle accident fatalities

Families seeking compensation from the responsible parties in fatal motorcycle accidents face the same issues as injury victims from these accidents. They must provide convincing evidence that establishes liability even when public perception tends to assume fault on the part of motorcyclists. Families seldom have access to direct evidence from the scene of the accident, adding challenges to these claims. As an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in Maryville, I enlist the assistance of investigative professionals when needed to develop an effective case for my clients.

For a free consultation, contact an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in Maryville

If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in Alcoa, Maryville or anywhere in the region, you need motorcycle accident attorneys with the knowledge and skills to provide sensitive guidance through the legal issues you need to face. For more information, or to schedule a consultation with the Maryville motorcycle accident lawyers at Shepherd and Associates, P.C., call 865-225-9655 or fill out the contact form on this website.

I handle motorcycle accident claims on a contingency fee basis. You pay no attorney fees until I successfully obtain compensation for you.