John Whitfield, an experienced motorcycle rider and personal injury lawyer with Whitfield, Bryson & Mason, discusses motorcycle accident claims in Nashville, Tennessee. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident in the Nashville area and would like to discuss your case with an experienced lawyer, contact attorney John Whitfield today.
Whitfield, Bryson & Mason, LLP
518 Monroe Street
Nashville, TN 37208
My name’s John Whitfield. I’m a trial lawyer. I’ve been practicing law for almost 40 years. I’m a member of the firm of Whitfield Bryson & Mason. We have offices in four states; one of which being in Nashville.
I’m going to talk to you today about motorcycle accidents. I’ve been riding motorcycles my whole life, ever since I was a kid. About 20 years ago, I started prosecuting motorcycle cases and learned how they worked. The first thing I learned about motorcycle cases is when you go down on a bike nothing good happens. You either get some significant road rash, and the worst case is you can die. Riding a motorcycle is extremely dangerous, and it’s important to find somebody that rides and knows how to prosecute your case.
There are three things I’m looking for when somebody walks in my office and has a motorcycle accident. The first thing is, did somebody make a mistake? Is somebody liable? And trust me, I ride and I know how these things work. People out on the road more often than not, don’t see people on bikes. They don’t see motorcycles, and nine times out of ten the fault lies in the other person that pulls in front of you or doesn’t see you when you’re on a motorcycle. It’s important to know that. It’s important to understand that. So I’m trying to figure out who’s at fault.
The second thing I’m always concerned about in maximizing the recovery are that what we call damages. Is somebody hurt, are there medical bills? Is there pain and suffering? Is their work affected in some way? All those things are important for me to try to understand in order to maximize the recovery.
The final thing I’m always worried about is, is there appropriate insurance coverage, or is there an appropriate way to recover for you so that you can get your medical bills paid and get your future and lost wages paid and get money for pain and suffering. All those things are very important. We’ve got the ability in Nashville and in all of our offices, to protect you, and we’ve got the resources to even the playing field in a motorcycle case.
It’s very important that you go to somebody that has the ability to go toe-to-toe with an insurance company and fight them all along the way. Because trust me, they will fight you in a case just like this one. We know motorcycle cases. I’m a rider, I know how they work. If you have a motorcycle case, if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, call somebody that knows motorcycles and knows how they work. Call our Nashville office, 615-921-6500.