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Motorcycle Accidents Archives

Are Tennessee's roads getting any safer?

If you are one of the many people in Tennessee who has watched the evolution of automotive technology in recent years, you might assume that the advances being made are able to help lead to a reduction in motor vehicle accidents. Certainly this is part of the goal of the improving safety features and other elements in vehicles however it seems that progress in saving lives is not yet being seen.

Can correct braking prevent accidents?

Tennessee motorcyclists have likely considered what they might do if they get into a situation that requires quick braking. Will you be able to stop in time? Will you end up skidding or falling from your bike? These are all reasonable questions. Fortunately, correct braking can actually keep you safe and lower your chances of crashing, rather than add to them.

Motorcycle accidents and alcohol

While Tennessee residents may know it is dangerous to drink alcohol before driving their car, they may not always consider the hazards of riding a motorcycle while intoxicated. It is important for people to understand that they may be involved in a fatal collision if they drink before getting on their motorcycle.

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. 

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