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Last updated on June 28, 2024

Bicycling is a popular mode of transportation and recreation. However, it also comes with unseen risks, especially when sharing the road with motor vehicles. Bicycle accidents can result in serious injuries or fatalities, making the aftermath of such incidents highly stressful and complex for victims.

Capps & Byrd LLP is a full-service law firm with an office in Morristown, serving clients in the Lakeway area of Tennessee, Hamblen, Grainger and Jefferson counties for the past 70 years. With a connection to the community and personalized services, our attorneys are dedicated to helping victims throughout the area.

Bicycles Have The Same Rights As Other Vehicles

According to Tennessee law, bicycles are considered vehicles, giving cyclists the same rights and responsibilities as motor vehicle drivers.

Despite these protections, other motor vehicle drivers frequently violate the rights of bicyclists, leading to devastating accidents. These violations can range from failure to yield the right of way to aggressive driving behaviors that endanger cyclists. The consequences of such accidents can be severe, often resulting in life-altering injuries or the wrongful death of the cyclist.

Can You Still Recover Damages If You Were Partially At Fault?

Yes. Tennessee follows a modified comparative fault rule, meaning you can still recover damages so long as you were less than 50% to blame for the crash. However, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of your fault.

Are There Time Limits On Bicycle Accident Claims In Tennessee?

In Tennessee, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including bicycle accidents, is one year from the date of the accident – which gives you only a narrow window in which to act. Early consultation with an attorney is the best way to avoid losing your right to compensation.

Let Our Attorneys Help You After A Bicycle Injury

Understanding your rights as a bicyclist under Tennessee law and seeking the assistance of an experienced attorney can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

Call Capps & Byrd LLP at 423-616-1921 or contact us online today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.