A motorcycle accident can change your life in a heartbeat–and the lives of loved ones.
Take the example of a motorcyclist killed November 11 by a driver on I-40 in Nashville, Tennessee. The motorcycle accident happened after midnight, according to WSMV-TV. Jose Miguel Castillo-Calles, 30, was driving a Volkswagen Passat when he crashed into the motorcycle heading east near the I-40/I-24 split. The motorcycle was pinned against the guardrail, dragged across traffic lanes and crashed into the guardrail on the opposite side. Castillo-Calles exited his vehicle and fled the scene. He was later taken into custody.
Castillo-Calles was not injured in the accident. He failed field sobriety tests, according to police.
The motorcycle driver, John R. Johnson of Mt.Juliet, 48, was pronounced dead at VanderbiltUniversityMedicalCenter.
Castillo-Calles has been charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication and driving without a license.
Accidents and injuries are an inevitable part of our daily lives. The pain, loss and suffering that happens to you or a loved one after a accident must be taken seriously, especially if the accident could have been avoided if not caused by someone else’s negligence.
What to Do If You Are In a Motorcycle Accident
There are three things you need to do if you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Tennessee:
- Get prompt medical attention to document the injuries.
- Take photographs of the injuries, crash site and property damage.
- If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident due to another person’s negligence or unsafe roadways, hire an experienced motorcycle injury attorney to receive the compassion and compensation you deserve.
The physical injuries, property damage, lost wages, medical bills, dealing with insurance adjusters and managing future medical care can be overwhelming. You do not have to endure it alone. We can help.
Contact Tennessee car and motorcycle accident attorneys at Gilreath Law to review your case, gather evidence, and obtain compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages, and ensure you are financially prepared if future medical treatment is needed.
Don’t hesitate—schedule a free consultation today.