motorcycle accident injury

Crash alert: Motorcycle rider injured in Crossville crash

by Ponce Law | August 3rd, 2020

CROSSVILLE, TN – A motorcyclist was injured in an accident on a Cumberland County road Sunday afternoon, according to a report by 1057 News.

The incident happened on Genesis Road near Interstate Drive in Crossville. Authorities said police and medics responding to the scene were able to free the man, who was sitting up near the spot where the motorcycle had come to rest.

The rider was said to be alert, and his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.

Motorcycles are popular on our area roadways, but don’t always provide enough protection for riders who face serious accidents every time they ride. Our Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers are fully committed to obtaining the best possible results for our clients. We’re here take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call us at (844) 204-6765 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Are Traffic Signals Putting Tennessee Motorcycle Riders at Risk?

by Staff Blogger | December 1st, 2014

Traffic signals are designed to keep motorists safe, but one particularly dangerous intersection in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, has many local citizens up in arms.

The intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Sonya Drive was the location where a 9-year-old girl was struck by a vehicle and suffered a brain injury while attempting to cross the street where there was no crosswalk.

According to WSMV News, the incident resulted in new signage and traffic signals, but some say this has created a whole new set of problems for those on motorcycles. The traffic signals change based on weight readings collected by sensors in the road. When traffic backs up, the lights change—but the lights often don’t change for motorcycles because they’re only a fraction of the size of a car or truck.

This causes motorcyclists to have to pull into moving traffic, putting them at serious risk of  motorcycle accidents. Officials are working to address the problem, but no solutions have been pinpointed.

At Ponce Law, we recognize the dangers motorcyclists face on a daily basis. That’s why our Nashville personal injury lawyers are hopeful a solution to the issue is implemented soon.