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Motorcycle accidents can lead to brain and spinal trauma

Many motorcycle riders do not realize how much a single accident can change their lives. Many of them feel like they are invincible while they are riding on the streets and toss safety to the wind. Some of them do not believe that a car accident is not the only type of incident that can result in spinal cord and brain trauma, paralysis and death. Motorcycle accidents in Knoxville often lead to brain damage, disability and death too. 

Fall motorcycle hazards

The days are getting shorter, colder and the leaves are starting to change color. Although summer is coming to an end, there are still plenty of riding days left for motorcyclists in Knoxville. With the changing seasons comes new hazards and road conditions that bikers should be aware of. 

What are 2 main causes of motorcycle accidents?

One thing that motorcyclists should do before hitting the roads in Knoxville this season is to learn about two main causes of accidents. The number of motorcycle crashes that occur is increasing. According to the Insurance Information Institute, riders have a 29 percent higher chance of dying in collisions. They are also more likely to suffer serious injuries than other types of vehicle operators. 

The breakdown of Tennessee's helmet law

Motorcycling in most parts of Tennessee can be a true thrill. With the state's beautiful valleys and scenic drives, it comes as no surprise that thousands of motorcyclists hit highways and interstates every day. Yet in addition to the undoubtedly carefree lifestyle that largely characterizes motorcycling, there also exists a significant number of motorcycle accidents each year. Yet many ask, who should call the verdict on helmet use, and should motorcyclists have the freedom to ride helmetless? 

A couple of motorcycle safety myths to ignore

Every day, there are motorcycle accidents on the roads of Knoxville. Many of them are the result of rider error and misinformation. Some bikers are not aware that some of the information they hear and believe about riding is false. Although these myths are meant to educate and inspire them to stay safe while they are out riding on the roads, they do the opposite. 

Accident near Fort Campbell kills motorcyclist

The many motorcyclists riding their bikes throughout Knox County may serve as a reminder to all those who drive on the area's roads of the need to share them with all vehicles. Motorists may often believe in a perceived heirarchy on the road, with themselves being at the top of it and motorcyclists needing to accomodate them. Yet that is not the case. Motorcycles are afforded the same freedoms as any other vehicle when it comes to the use of the roadway. Sadly, that fact may often not be realized, and when it is not, the results are often devastating for the motorcyclists involved. 

What are the biggest dangers for motorcyclists?

Most Tennessee motorcycle riders know that they're at a greater risk for injury in an accident than other drivers due to the open design of motorcycles. But did you know that certain common situations and locations can pose a bigger threat to you than you may think? Pryor Priest & Harber works to define all areas of danger for motorcyclists in order to help riders like you understand the risks better.

How bikers can avoid injuries while riding in the rain

One thing that bikers in Knoxville should not forget about before they take to the streets is the dangers of riding in the rain. The summer is when “60 percent of fatal motorcycle accidents occur," states Cars.com. Rain, construction, bad driving behaviors and other factors are all contributing factors. Wet weather conditions make the roads a more challenging terrain to drive on for all types of motorists. However, motorcyclists are more likely to crash their bikes and suffer serious injury than other types of drivers. 

Motorcycle awareness in the spotlight this month

Whether you ride a motorcycle or simply share the road with them in Tennessee, it is important to understand some of the safety issues that riders face. While cars’ bodies provide their drivers with protection, motorcycle riders do not have that same advantage. At Pryor Priest & Harber, we understand that accidents involving motorcycles are particularly serious and can result in grave injuries and even death.

2 major hazards that motorcyclist should be aware of

Motorcycle accidents are on the rise in Knoxville. According to ConsumerReports.org, in 2014, 4,586 riders died in motorcycle accidents. The number of deaths increased by 10 percent in 2015. Many riders are so in love with the roads that they throw all caution to the wind and ride out. As exciting as riding can be, there are dangers on the roads that can affect their safety and ability to ride again in the future. With the risk of severe injury and possible death looming, many motorcyclists should become more cautious when they are riding with other motorists. They should also become more aware of the dangers they face so they can avoid them. 

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