motorcycle safety

“Miles & Music For Kids” Motorcycle Event Will Take Place in Nashville

by Staff Blogger | August 17th, 2015

Most motorcyclists will tell you they share a special bond with other bikers on the road, and one of the best ways to share this connection is to participate in group rides. It also helps if the ride can benefit a good cause!

The Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers at Ponce Law point out that it should come as no surprise that motorcyclists across Middle Tennessee were excited when Dierks Bentley’s 10th annual “Miles & Music For Kids” motorcycle ride and concert was announced earlier today. The event is scheduled as a kickoff to CMA Awards week in Nashville.

Reports from WKRN News indicate the ride is scheduled to begin at the Harley-Davidson dealership in Columbia, Tennessee. Participants will then begin the hour-long commute to downtown Nashville’s new Ascend Amphitheater, where they have access to an exclusive concert featuring today biggest country music acts, including Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, and The Cadillac Three.

All of the proceeds from the event will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. The event has brought in more than $3 million to the organization since it’s inception in 2005.

Those who plan to participate should keep in mind that riding in tight formations can increase the chances of a motorcycle accident. That’s why the Nashville personal injury attorneys at Ponce Law would like to remind motorcyclists to be extra careful and always wear a helmet.

Nashville Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Talk Safety as Warm Weather Approaches

by Staff Blogger | January 21st, 2015

Spring weather will soon be upon us in Tennessee and you can soon expect to see more motorcycles on the road. The Nashville motorcycle accident lawyers with Ponce Law point out that an increase in motorcycle traffic volume correlates with a rise in the number of accidents involving bikes. In fact, 122 motorcyclists lost their lives in 2014, with a majority of those accidents occurring during the spring and summer.

Numbers like these leave many motorcyclists wondering what they can do to stay safe on the road. A few suggestions include:

  • Wearing Safety Gear– Most experts agree that wearing a helmet is one of the best ways to protect your health and safety on a motorcycle. Eye protection is also vital to safety.
  • Getting Training– A majority of motorcycle accidents involve riders who have never had formal safety training. That’s why we suggest signing up to take a motorcycle safety course before taking your bike out on the road this year. The Tennessee Motorcycle Rider Education program facilitates these courses at different locations across the state throughout the year. Classes are available for all levels of riders. In fact, the organization sponsors Learn To Ride, which is sponsoring an experienced rider safety course this coming Saturday, Jan. 24. There are still four seats available, so sign up now.
  • Being Vigilant- Many motorcycle accidents occur because motorists simply don’t see oncoming motorcycles. That’s why motorcyclists should drive defensively, and drivers of other vehicles should look twice before maneuvering into or out of traffic.

Our Nashville personal injury lawyers hope these tips help you to stay safe on the road!

Toy Run and Party Benefiting Needy Families in Clarksville This Weekend

by Staff Blogger | September 19th, 2014

Helping people in our community is something the Nashville personal injury lawyers at Ponce Law take seriously. That’s why we would like to tell you about an event taking place this weekend that will benefit underprivileged children here in Middle Tennessee.

The 33rd Annual Leslie W. Watson Memorial Toy Run and Benefit Party will kick off at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Clarksville Speedway. Registration begins an hour prior to the ride, which will make its way to the Governor’s Square Mall. A concert will be held at the conclusion of the ride that will feature the acts Moccasin Creek and the Jeff Vaughn Band.

The Leaf-Chronicle explains the cost to participate in the ride is one new and unwrapped children’s toy or a monetary donation from each participant. The toys will be distributed to families in need this Christmas.

The weekend’s events are being put on by the organization Bikers Who Care.

The legal team at Ponce Law would like to recognize the efforts being made to support needy families in our community. We would also like to remind those attending these events to ride safe to help avoid Tennessee motorcycle accidents.

As Temperatures Increase, So Do Nashville Motorcycle Accidents

by Staff Blogger | June 20th, 2014

The weather has been hot in Nashville, which has led to an increasing number of motorcycles on the road. Unfortunately, the increase in bike volume is typically accompanied by an increase in motorcycle accidents—many of which are unavoidable for bikers.

Take the Nashville motorcycle accident that claimed one biker’s life yesterday. Reports indicate the crash happened at around 1 p.m. on Highway 70, near Old Hickory Boulevard.

News Channel 5 explains the victim was heading eastbound on a 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when a westbound truck hauling a trailer attempted to turn left in front of the bike. The motorcyclist didn’t have time to stop and collided with the trailer of the truck, leaving him dead at the scene.

This incident leaves many riders wondering what they can do to protect themselves from the dangers posed by other vehicles on the road. Some precautionary measures include:

  • Wear Protective Equipment– Helmets, eye protection, gloves, and a leather jacket can each help prevent injuries in the event of a motorcycle accident.
  • Get Educated– Training courses are available to teach motorcycle riders the rules of the road, as well as certain maneuvers that can be used to avoid crashes.
  • Be Vigilant– Bikers should assume other vehicles do not see them and ride accordingly.

At Ponce Law, our team of Nashville personal injury lawyers understands the importance of motorcycle safety and would like to send our deepest sympathies to the family of the victim of the crash.