Tennessee

Beautiful scenery and rolling hills (as well as steep climbs) make Tennessee a cycling paradise. Several Tennessee bike accident cases, however, have made national headlines and led to a poor reputation on the national scene. Positive developments are cities (especially Memphis) beginning to embrace the bike culture and a strong bike advocacy movement.

Memphis

Representation in Tennessee Bicycle Crash Cases

Bike accident attorney Amy Benner has been riding a bike as a triathlete and a commuter since 2005. After experiencing cyclist infrastructure elsewhere, Amy made it her goal to see these same options available in Tennessee. Along the way, Amy realized she is in a position to fight for cyclists and their family members who have been injured or lost loved ones as a result of unsafe road conditions or negligent and hostile drivers. Amy lives, works and plays in Knoxville, but can be found practicing law throughout the state of Tennessee. In March of 2014, Amy attended the League of American Cyclists’ National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., where she met Peter Wilborn, and was inspired by the Bike Law mission of client and cause advocacy.

Amy is affiliated with Bike Walk Tennessee, and speaks at Bike Walk Tennessee’s annual summit, which rotates throughout the state each year.  She is headquartered in Knoxville, and represents bicyclists in Memphis, Nashville, Chattanooga, and everywhere in between.

Read Amy's analysis of the rights and duties of cyclists in Tennessee: Tennessee Bicycle Laws.

Read Bob Mionske's interview of Amy.

Amy employs a private investigator, an accident reconstructionist who specializes in bicycle accidents, and a bilingual receptionist to meet the needs of her clients. Additionally, Amy has developed a positive working relationship with law enforcement officials, whom she can reach out to when a new incident occurs. If you or a family member have been injured in a cycling accident, and you wish to discuss your legal options with Amy, email her at amy@bikelaw.com or call her at 844-531-7530.

If you would like Bike Law to come speak to your club or at your shop, please contact us.

Tennessee Blog Posts

Mike Dayton
Apr 15, 2016

I got hit. Put me down for 44 years without an injury, save for the occasional tired knee and lungs. A careful rider with a mirror to see cars that approach too quickly. A careful rider who watches and slows for riders off the back. Yes, a careful rider, but I don’t remember seeing the […]

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Apr 07, 2016

A Man Died Today.   I / Bruce didn’t know him.   So why am I so sad? John Harsch was killed doing something that he apparently loved. Riding his bicycle.   I use the word “apparently” because I didn’t know him.   But there are a lot of things I know about him without having to have met […]

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Feb 26, 2016

The crash that sent our webmaster and blogger Mike Dayton to the ICU (still in critical condition) and that injured three others has garnered much attention around the country.  We have reported on his condition, and the weak charges filed against the reckless driver. Thanks to so many for your kind words and thoughts to […]

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