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4 Things You Must Know About Motorcycle Accidents – Call a Memphis Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Ah, motorcycles. The open road, the wind in your hair, and that unmatched feeling of freedom. Then there’s the distracted drivers nearly missing you, potholes so deep you think you might find Nessie in them, and motorcycle prejudice to overcome. Wait, what? Considering there are over 160,000 registered motorcycles on the streets of Tennessee alone, it’s time we raised motorcycle accident awareness and learned when to call a Memphis motorcycle accident lawyer. Whether you’re an avid rider or just want to be a responsible, informed driver, you need to know these 4 reasons why motorcycle accidents are different.  1. More likely to be injured or killed There’s a reason the bike makes your mom worry! According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, you’re 5 times more likely to be injured in a motorcycle accident. Not only that, but the injuries tend to be catastrophic; anything from traumatic brain injuries to spinal injuries to severed limbs. That’s enough to make motorcycle accidents drastically different from other vehicle accidents, but there’s more. You’re 26 times more likely to die from a motorcycle accident than from a car accident. That’s a pretty big reason why you need to call a Memphis motorcycle accident lawyer who’s extremely experienced!   Have you or a loved one been injured in a motorcycle accident? We can help! 2. Vehicles fail to see motorcycles often These days, cars just keep getting bigger and bigger, right? It seems like the bigger the cars get, the more likely drivers are to miss motorcyclists. Not only that, today’s drivers are distracted, trying to catch Pokémon on their commute to work or Googling the address of that doctor’s appointment they’re running late to. Failing to see a motorcycle near them on the road can result in catastrophic injury or death for the motorcyclist, whereas large SUV’s are much more forgiving. This is another major reason why motorcycle accidents are different and you need to call an experienced Memphis motorcycle accident lawyer in the event of injury. 3. More subject to road hazards Taking other drivers out of the equation, motorcycle drivers are more subject to road hazards. Whether it’s hitting a deep Memphis pothole or skidding in the rain, motorcycles are far more susceptible to typical road hazards than are other vehicles. This is reason #3 why motorcycle accidents are different and why it’s imperative to call an experienced Memphis motorcycle accident lawyer in the case of a wreck. 4. Prejudice against riders You were going the speed limit, wearing your helmet, keeping a safe distance, and staying out of blind spots… but that distracted driver ran you off the road and caused you major injuries anyway. Receiving compensation for this wreck should seem like a given, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, there’s a prejudice against motorcycle drivers that must be overcome in a lawsuit. People tend to relate motorcycles to biker gangs and other unsavory types, even if they have no experience with motorcycle drivers at all. You and your motorcycle accident lawyer must work to overcome this prejudice in order to receive compensation, which is a huge reason why finding an experienced Memphis motorcycle accident lawyer is so critical. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, call my team of lawyers and me for a free consultation. My experience as a Memphis motorcycle accident lawyer will help you receive the compensation you deserve.  

Slip and Fall in Memphis Fast Food Restaurant Shows They’re Not All Bogus

A lot of people assume all slip and fall lawsuits are bogus, and as a Memphis slip and fall lawyer I understand their concern, but the cases are often more serious than you realize.

Hiring a Bankruptcy Lawyer If You Need Workers Comp or SSDI

If you’ve been injured or suffer from a disability and you’re considering bankruptcy, don’t wait to contact our Memphis bankruptcy lawyers who also handle worker’s comp and SSDI.

Should you call a Memphis slip and fall lawyer?

Businesses have a duty to the public and their customers to maintain safe premises at all times. When they fall short of this duty, it can lead to serious injury! This disregard for potentially hazardous conditions is called negligence, and negligence can be a  very  dangerous thing. If you've slipped and fallen at a place of business or private property, should you call a Memphis slip and fall lawyer ? Well, like so many other things in life, that depends! We're here to help you know if you should call. Should you call a Memphis slip and fall lawyer? For any case to be viable, it needs to satisfy certain elements. All this means is that certain things have to happen for you to be eligible to recover compensation for your injury. If each of these things has happened to you, it's definitely time to call a Memphis slip and fall lawyer ! 1. You fell This might seem obvious, but for you to have a slip and fall case, you must have fallen! Pretty self-explanatory, right? However, did you know that even private property can qualify in a slip and fall case? If you are invited to enter private property, the property owner has a duty to protect guests from reasonable, foreseeable injury. If you have slipped, fallen, and injured yourself–no matter where–you might need to call a Memphis slip and fall lawyer. 2. You were injured Simply slipping and falling isn't enough to recover compensation; you  must have suffered an injury.  As with car wrecks, you must go to the doctor if you're injured. A medical diagnosis is needed to support your case and serve as evidence of your injury. Without it, your chance of recovering any compensation is very low. 3. Someone else must be at fault If you drop a grape in line at the grocery store and then slip and fall on it, breaking your hip, are you entitled to compensation? Nope. To recover compensation in a slip and fall case, there must be  negligence  at play. In other words, it must have been someone else's fault–namely, the business or individual you're making a claim against! Examples of this sort of negligence might include: a leaking roof that led to a puddle on a slick floor, a hole on the grounds over which grass had grown, or even five grapes left on the floor in a grocery store for a couple hours! Have you injured yourself at a business? We can help! 4. The business or individual had reasonable time to notice and fix the situation Again with the grape example, if grapes are dropped on the floor by the family in line in front of you, and you immediately fall and injure yourself, is the business at fault? The answer is…likely not. The grocery store most likely did not have a reasonable amount of time to notice the spill and clean it up. Of course, the question of what is "reasonable" is a tricky one, so it's always best to call a Memphis slip and fall lawyer if there is any uncertainty. If you slip and fall on a property, and you believe that the business or property owners are at fault, speak with the business or property owner before you leave. They're entitled to know what happened, and this statement will help your case in the long run. However, don't give a recorded statement without an attorney present! 5. You know why you fell It's not enough to say you don't know why you fell. To prove your slip and fall case, you need to know what caused the slip. You skidded on smushed grapes; you slipped on a puddle from the leaky roof; you fell into the hole over which grass had grown. Without knowing smushed grapes; you slipped on a puddle from the leaky roof; you fell into the hole over which grass had grown. Without knowing  why , it will be impossible to prove your slip and fall case. If you have slipped, fallen, and injured yourself, don't worry about proving each of these elements before calling a Memphis slip and fall lawyer. Call now, and we'll handle the legal details for you!

The War on Workers’ Comp and Getting a Lawyer

TN is at work against workers’ comp, but our Memphis workers’ compensation firm has chosen not to give up on workers. We’re here for you if you’ve been injured on the job.

Baby Powder Can Leave a Mark

If you've ever used baby powder, you've come in contact with something called talc. Talc is a mineral that contains magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. It absorbs moisture well, so it's used in a lot of products meant to prevent rashes, like hygienic powders for adult women.  But researchers have found talc might be very dangerous. Some studies have connected talcum powder and ovarian cancer, and the courts have taken notice:  In February 2016, a jury awarded $72 million against Johnson & Johnson for their products' link to ovarian cancer, in part because the company was apparently aware of the risks and didn't warn consumers. The case has led to many similar lawsuits.  Injured by talc? We can help!   There's a very interesting finding from all these talcum powder cases: talc can remain in the ovaries as evidence. That means not only can talcum powder likely cause this extremely dangerous disease – sometimes it can even be proven with the product itself.  My Memphis baby powder injury firm is currently taking talcum powder cases. I'm speaking with potential clients now.  If a woman you know has used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder or shower to shower product consistently and developed ovarian cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact me today  to discuss your situation for free.

That Time We Shamed an Injured Aunt

Memphis personal injury lawyer Darrell Castle discusses the injury lawsuit of a CT aunt against her 12-year-old nephew.

When to Call a Memphis Car Wreck Lawyer

Today’s drivers are distracted; there are no two ways about it. Whether they’re checking how many likes their photo got, fighting with their spouse via text, or simply not paying attention to the task at hand, driving these days is dangerous. When an accident does occur, we’re traveling at high speeds in huge machines–a recipe for disaster. When this happens, you need to call a Memphis car wreck lawyer ASAP. But why? When you’re injured in a car wreck, you often find yourself facing massive medical and vehicle repair bills. You might have been so injured that you even missed work and wages! It would seem logical that insurance companies would help you pay for these bills and lost wages, right? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Why hire a Memphis car wreck lawyer? Insurance companies want to minimize the payouts they give in the event of injury to save money, but what about the people, the victims? Hiring a lawyer to represent you in a car accident settlement can get you the compensation you need to pay your bills, cover your lost wages, and help repair or replace your vehicle. But there are a few things you need to do before seeing a Memphis car wreck lawyer to ensure that you prepare him or her as best you can! Have you or a loved one been injured in a car wreck? We can help! 1. Get Witness Information When you know you did not cause the accident, it’s critical to take down the contact information of witnesses at the scene. Police may list a witness or two at the scene in your police report, but there might be unreported witnesses with much better information about the collision. If you’re physically able to, ask anyone who might have seen the accident for their name and phone number so you can call them later. Otherwise, you risk losing their eyewitness information for good! 2. Take or obtain photos of the damages Another crucial part of your evidence, photos of the damage to your car and to your person will help support your case to the insurance company. Sometimes insurance companies will try to downplay the severity of your injuries or lost wages by claiming that the damage to the vehicle “doesn’t look too bad.” However, the bruises that covered your body and the burns from the seatbelt tell a different story! Make sure you have photos of your injuries, as well as photos of any damage to miscellaneous property, like cell phones or laptops that were broken in the crash. 3. Go to the doctor Too often according to insurance companies, if you were injured, you’d have gone to the doctor, right? Don’t try to “tough it out” in this situation; make sure you visit a doctor promptly so they can assess and make note of your injuries. If you’re injured and an ambulance is offered at the scene, take the ambulance!   Don’t have health insurance? That’s no excuse. An emergency room can survey your injuries, take x-rays, and provide you with any necessary medication. Your auto insurance should pay for these medical bills. If you were a passenger without your own auto insurance policy, you have no excuses, either! The driver’s insurance should pay for your medical care. Don’t skip this step. You’ll regret it if you do. 4. Call a Memphis car wreck lawyer ASAP The most important step is calling an attorney as soon as possible. Not only will the details of the case be fresh in the minds of the witnesses and you, the victim, but your attorney will be able to counsel you as to what you should and should not say to support your case. If you do find yourself in a hospital, now is the time to call . Your attorney will obtain the police report and begin the investigation without delay. Our Memphis car wreck lawyers are here to help you get the compensation you need and deserve. We treat our clients with respect – you’re not just a statistic here. If you’ve been in a car wreck, don’t hesitate. Contact us today to speak with a lawyer for free, or call us anytime at 901.327.1212 . 

What We Can Learn from the Gawker Bankruptcy Case

Memphis bankruptcy lawyer Darrell Castle discusses the Gawker bankruptcy and what individuals can learn from the company’s financial troubles.

Debt Collectors Harassing You? Filing for Bankruptcy Can Put an End to That

End credit harassment and get out of debt through a bankruptcy By: Darrell Castle If you’re behind on your bills, debt collectors can be a big pain. They’ll call you when you wake up, when you’re at work, when you’re eating dinner with your family and when you’re asleep. They can be relentless. Read More