North Carolina is a beautiful state to experience the freedom on the open road on a motorcycle. In our immediate area, which includes Beaufort, Lenoxville and Morehead City, motorcycles are popular for touring, especially on day trips to Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach and Pine Knoll Shores. Unfortunately, if you are injured in a motorcycle accident, North Carolina law might make it difficult to recover compensation if you don’t have an attorney who can push back effectively against defendants, along with their lawyers and insurance companies.
Our state’s contributory negligence standard means that if you are even one percent responsible for the accident in which you were hurt, you cannot collect damages. Insurance companies know this and frequently try to exploit outdated attitudes about bikers’ recklessness to convince a jury that the injured plaintiff at least partly caused the crash. Accordingly, if you are hurt in a motorcycle collision, you need an experienced and determined attorney to build a compelling case on your behalf. You need the Carolina Law Group.
Lane splitting is the practice of riding a motorcycle between lanes of traffic. It’s a common tactic for bikers stuck in traffic that doesn’t seem to be moving and legal in some states. However, North Carolina prohibits this method of saving time and fuel. If you’ve been hurt in a collision with a car or truck, you might be unfairly accused of lane splitting by the defendant who will use this violation as evidence of your negligence. We will conduct a detailed review of the circumstances to demonstrate to jurors what really happened.
Motorcycles tip over more easily than four-wheeled vehicles, so they are more vulnerable to accidents that result from slipping wheels or unexpected objects in one’s path. These include crashes caused by wet surfaces or debris dropped from other vehicles. Other common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
Many motorcycle crashes occur because a car driver failed to see the bike and/or made a dangerous maneuver. Proving the cause of the accident is the first step in recovering compensation. Our attorneys take a meticulous approach to proving the defendant was liable for the collision.
Injuries in motorcycle crashes tend to be more severe than those in auto accidents under the same conditions. Motorcycle riders are fully exposed and therefore run a greater risk of severe trauma. Severe injuries often include:
With a severe personal injury, you need a trial lawyer who inspires confidence and can help you recover payment for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering and other types of compensable harm stemming from the crash.
Carolina Law Group represents clients who have been injured in motorcycle accidents in Beaufort, NC and vicinity. To speak to an experienced trial attorney who is determined to maximize your injury compensation, call us at 252-672-2059 or contact us online. Our Beaufort office is conveniently located at 214 Pollock Street, but we can come to your home or hospital room if necessary.