Pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists tend to be at a greater risk of injury when involved in motor vehicle collisions. Victims of these crashes in Tennessee may be able to file civil claims. One such recent car accident involved a single vehicle and a bicyclist, leaving one man needing medical attention.
One sunny day, two men were out for a bike ride before the incident occurred. The roadway on which they were riding has signs permitting the bicyclists to ride in the lane of travel. As they moved along the street, two vehicles attempted to pass them in the opposing lane of traffic. While the first car successfully passed the bicyclists, the second vehicle slammed into the side of one of the men on a bike.
The second bicyclist was uninjured, while the one hit suffered injury and was rather banged up. Since the parkway on which they were riding is part of a national park, federal authorities will continue to investigate this car accident. As they proceed with the investigation, officials may view a video that was taken of the crash.
The victim injured during the course of this Tennessee car accident has the right to file civil claims for his personal injury and his pain and suffering. If successfully litigated, these claims may result in some financial compensation for any expenses incurred as a result of this collision. Lawyers in this field can assist this victim and victims of other motor vehicle collisions. With their guidance, victims can gain a better understanding of what their rights are and what action they can take.
Source: wtsp.com, "Video shows SUV hit-and-run on cyclist in Tennessee", Emily West, July 9, 2017