A mother wrote a letter to two state legislators in Tennessee to announce her concerns for the new motorcycle legislation that they are sponsoring. The letter was written to State Representative Kelly Keisling from Byrdstown and Senator Mark Green from Clarksville and was in regards to the Motorcyclist Liberty Restoration Act.
The mother stated in her letter that her 20-year-old son is a motorcyclist. The new law would provide motorcyclists with the freedom to choose whether to wear a helmet or not. According to the mother, a motorcycle accident can occur at any time, and helmets offer protection that may save the motorcyclist’s life. She stated that some accidents might be caused by drivers who don’t see motorcyclists on the road.
Motorcyclists who are involved in a car accident might be seriously or even fatally injured. Helmets and other protective gear may be worn with effective results. However, any motorcycle accident could result in injury or death despite the use of protective gear, and those who are involved in a motorcycle accident may have to deal with financial expenses related to medical bills, property damage and lost wages. Families who have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident could also be faced with funeral costs.
When a motorcycle accident in Knoxville, Tenn., is caused by the actions of another party, victims and their families may seek punitive damages in a civil court by filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Punitive damages received from a civil lawsuit might decrease the financial burden that victims and their families experience after such an event. They may contact a Tennessee personal injury lawyer for more information about their legal rights.
Source: Oakridger, “Letter: Protect bikers with helmet laws,” Kim Hobson, March 4, 2013