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Murfreesboro Bicycle Accident Attorney Seeks Justice for Injured Riders

Compassionate representation in the aftermath of a traumatic accident

Almost every bicycle accident involving a motor vehicle is caused by an inattentive driver. This carelessness often leave an innocent person either dead or with catastrophic injuries that they may never fully recover from. Bicyclists have the right to arrive at their destination safely. The injury attorneys at the Law Office of David L. Scott have represented accident victims for more than 20 years, in Murfreesboro, Nashville and throughout Tennessee. We have seen the horror that comes from a motor vehicle running into a bicyclist due to negligence and we are passionate about holding those drivers accountable.

What it takes to successfully recover damages in a bicycle accident lawsuit in Tennessee

Lawsuits involving bicyclists are almost always brought as negligence claims. There are only five key elements that must be proven in order to prevail in recovering damages in Tennessee. However, the elements are not always easy to prove. Our bicycle accident personal injury attorneys have been successful and recovering damages for Murfreesboro victims due to our detail-oriented approach we take to every case.

The elements of a bicycle accident negligence claim are:

·         Duty — The first element in a negligence claim is showing that the driver owed a duty of care to the bicyclist. This element is generally one of the easiest to prove in these cases because all drivers owe a duty of care to others while they are on the road. 

·         Breach of duty — This element requires a plaintiff to show that the driver failed to live up to the standard duty of care owed to others by not exercising caution while driving.

·         Cause in fact — Plaintiffs need to prove that the driver’s carelessness led to the bicyclist getting hit by the car. The simplest test for this element is whether the plaintiff would have been fine were it not for the driver’s breach of duty.  

·         Proximate cause — This element looks at the foreseeability of you being harmed by the driver. Your bicycle accident personal injury attorney must be able to prove to the court that the driver should have reasonably expected an accident like this to occur due to their lack of caution. 

·         Injury — This element is usually the easiest to prove, but the most highly contested element of a bicycle negligence claim. The extent of your injuries is what determines how much compensation you receive from the case.

 

 

Why hire an experienced bicycle accident attorney?

Tennessee is one of the states that use what is referred to as “comparative negligence” to assess damages in negligence claims. This means that your damages are reduced by the amount that the judge or jury find that you were also acting negligently at the time of the accident. Defense attorneys work hard to persuade that court in any way that they can that you were at least partially at fault so that you receive less compensation than you deserve. Our Murfreesboro personal injury attorneys take on these challenges tenaciously so that you are fully restored and compensated after your accident.

Call our experienced Tennessee personal injury attorney today for a free initial consultation

If you or someone you love has been injured in a bicycle accident, contact the Law Office of David L. Scott in Murfreesboro today. We are here to help you every step of the way. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 615-896-7656 or you can contact us online.

 

 
 
 

 

 

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722 South Church Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Phone: 615-896-7656

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4322 Harding Pike #417
Nashville, TN 37205

Phone: 615-203-8062

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Based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, we are pleased to serve clients throughout Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville, Woodbury, McMinnville, Manchester, Shelbyville, Lebanon, Mount Juliet and other communities in Rutherford County, Williamson County, Cannon County, Bedford County, Davidson County, Wilson County and Coffee County.

 
     

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