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Motorcycles Can Be Accidents Waiting to Happen

According to the federal government, motorcyclists suffered more than 35 times as many deaths per mile driven in 2006 accidents in which they were involved than people suffered in automobile accidents. If you are a motorcyclist, you need to be aware of the increased risks and potential causes of an accident, so that you are Read More

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Most Harmful Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle registrations in the United States have grown overall for the past two decades. While there has been a small decline in recent years of riders (––, mostly among Boomers who fueled the Big Bike cruising craze getting to an age where they can no longer ride), there are other sectors that are growing, such Read More

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An Overview of Motorcycle Helmet Laws in Tennessee

In Tennessee, almost everyone who rides on a motorcycle is legally required to wear a helmet. That helmet must meet the federal standards found in 49 CFR 571.218. If the driver or passenger of the motorcycle is at least 21 years old, the helmet must meet the following requirements: Ventilation airways may penetrate the helmet’s Read More

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Legal Options When You’re Injured as a Motorcycle Passenger

If you are injured in an accident as a motorcycle passenger, you may wish to consider your legal options. In fact, you may even have more options available to you than the motorcyclist himself. Because Tennessee is a “fault” state for accident and insurance claims, you are not limited to simply filing a claim with Read More

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How Does Tennessee’s Motorcycle Helmet Law Affect an Accident Claim?

Tennessee law requires all motorcycle operators and passengers to wear a helmet that meets safety specifications. If the person is under age 21, the helmet must meet federal standards set in 49 CFR 571.218. If the person is age 21 or older, the helmet must only pass the lesser standards set in Tenn. Code Ann. Read More

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Motorcycle Riders: Dress for the Crash, Not for the Weather

If you are planning to ride a motorcycle, you need to think in terms of safety, especially when it comes to what you’re wearing while riding. Too many motorcycle riders decide that summer is a time to forego hot, sweaty protective garb, so they ditch the gloves, jackets, long pants, boots and helmet, or they decide Read More

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