An Atlanta firm started by a DUI lawyer has entered the Chattanooga advertising market with an 888 number soliciting motorcycle accident cases. They have established a relationship with Buds Sports Bar and Thunder Creek Harley Davidson motorcycles in Chattanooga and with other groups in Knoxville, Nashville, and Myrtle Beach. Public relations people with be available to meet with bike riders and explain their reason of why you should hire an out-of-town law firm rather than local attorneys.
On Wednesday nights you can be admitted free to a private party area at Buds if you arrive on a motorcycle where you are provided discounted refreshments and beverages and a packet of information about Steelhorse Law and a beer opener made in China in the nature of a keyring. It starts at 7:00 p.m. and runs to 10:00 p.m. with free food, “discounted beverages,” and free entertainment.
As far as a local office they have a small office on the concierge floor at one of the downtown office buildings but are not listed on the list of tenants. They indicate they have been in existence for 10 years and do not have a fulltime Chattanooga office.
A motorcycle accident is like any other accident between vehicles and can be competently handled by many qualified attorneys in the Chattanooga legal community.
If you want to use an Atlanta law firm perhaps you might inform Thunder Creek that you will also buy your next motorcycle in Atlanta.
The record is silent as to whether they inform their guests and Thunder Creek and Buds as to the increased risk for liability if the participants cause or are involved in an accident or are comparatively at fault because of their consumption of “reduced priced beverages.”
I encourage you to buy local products and hire local, reputable attorneys!