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Motorcycle Accidents Archives

What are the biggest dangers to motorcycles?

As the number of motorcyclists in Knoxville increases, so too does the number of bike-related accidents. Pryor, Priest & Harber can help out if you ever get into a harmful or serious crash with another vehicle. They can provide you with the information and support needed to help you get through this troubling time.

The pros and cons of motorcycling

For a motorcycle enthusiast, there is nothing quite like watching the world fly by while cruising on a beautiful bike. This perk just happens to be one of the many benefits of owning a motorcycle. Likewise, there are many who would disagree with this sentiment; some would claim that the risks of riding on open roadways alongside cars are far too great. Whether it is breezing through Tennessee's mesmerizing valleys or strolling through rush hour traffic, it is clear that motorcycle accidents are just as prominent as ever before. 

Helmet laws: a safe tactic or violation of freedom?

Any motorbike owner can attest to the pure joys of riding down a highway during perfect weather. After all, motorcycles offer a closeness with the outdoors unlike that of everyday motor vehicles. Yet the laws surrounding helmet requirements for motorcyclists have long been a point of controversy among both motorcyclists and the general public. Although Tennessee requires all motorists to wear helmets, is there room for future change? 

Common motorcycle riding myths debunked

Many motorists in Tennessee have false impressions about motorcycle riders that can lead them to make mistakes that endanger themselves and other drivers. According to the Insurance Information Institute, motor vehicle collisions involving motorcycles were the cause of 4,976 fatalities in 2015. 

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. 

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