According to the Nashville Scene, legendary rock ’n’ roll road manager Phil Kaufman was critically injured in a motorcycle accident in Montgomery County recently.
The news source reported that Kaufman, 80, the former manager of the Flying Burrito Brothers, suffered an ankle fracture, rib fractures and a spine fracture in the accident. He reportedly had to undergo emergency surgery at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center trauma unit. Following the accident, he was listed in ICU at the hospital in “critical but stable” condition.
The Scene did not have details about the accident itself, only about Kaufman’s injuries. It was not reported if he was at-fault.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries are Often Devastating
Our Nashville injury attorney hopes that Kaufman makes a full recovery. We understand how devastating motorcycle accident injuries can be, as bikes offer fewer protections for riders than other vehicles on the road.
In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that motorcycle accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries in the U.S. Aside from these debilitating injuries, victims often suffer broken bones and severe burns.
This is why is important to speak to our attorney following a motorcycle accident. If another driver negligently strikes you and you suffer catastrophic injuries, your medical bills could be extremely high. Items like rehabilitation, physical therapy or assisted living can place a tremendous financial burden on a victim.
Our Nashville injury attorney has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlement for motorcycle accident victims. Call us at (615) 845-6141 for a free consultation if you have been injured in a Nashville motorcycle accident.
Keep in mind, Tennessee has modified comparative fault laws, meaning you may be able to obtain damages even if you were partly responsible for a crash occurring. You can discuss your motorcycle accident with our attorney, who can explain how to get help after an accident.
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