Motorcycles are a great source of enjoyment for many riders – especially in our state of North Carolina. Unfortunately, despite various awareness campaigns and commercials asking riders to be more careful on our roads, statistics from the National Highway Safety Administration (NHSA) show that motorcyclists are 18 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than any other type of driver.
In another study recently released by the North Carolina Dept Of Transportation, it was stated that there were 392 motorcycle crashes that resulted in serious injuries. Unfortunately, there were also 152 motorcyclists killed on our roads during that same calendar year (2009).
If you are involved in a North Carolina motorcycle accident through no fault of your own, both you and your passenger may be eligible for compensation from those that were responsible for causing injuries that you have received. Call a motorcycle accident attorney at Mike Lewis Attorney’s today for a free consultation.
Alternatively, if you are a passenger on a motorcycle, and are injured due to the carelessness of the motorcycle operator, the driver of the motorcycle may also be liable for your injuries.
By enlisting the services of a credible law firm, their team of motorcycle accident lawyers will be able to guide you through the motorcycle accident injury litigation process, making sure that your best interests are represented at all times during the litigation.
At our NC-based law firm, we are proud of our commitment to excellence, and have a proven track record of successfully handling many personal injury lawsuits throughout North Carolina. With offices in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, we are here to help.
For learn more, please fill in our strictly confidential “Free Case Review” form, located to the left – it’s free.
Potential Areas For Compensation After Your Accident
There are many factors that go into the recovery process from a motorcycle injury. Your recovery will often depend on liability, the severity of your injuries, your job, your marital status and many other factors.
As an accident victim, you may be eligible to recover:
- lost wages
- pain and suffering
- current and future medical bills
- probable loss of future wages
- property damage
- out-of-pocket expenses
- loss of marital privileges
Motorcyclists in North Carolina are protected under our state “at-fault”; motorcycle laws. What this means is that negligent drivers and riders are responsible for their actions, along with any damage that they cause to property or other people.
At our firm, we have a detailed understanding of these laws, and can appreciate the problems that injury victims often have to confront during their recovery. With this in mind, we will work with you to put together a comprehensive lawsuit, so that you can obtain the MAXIMUM compensation benefit that you may be entitled to.
What To Do After A Bike Crash
While it’s often difficult to keep track of things immediately after a motorcycle collision, it is important to try and document the situation as accurately as possible:
- ALWAYS be sure to promptly investigate your claim. By taking photographs of the scene (especially for any property damage and injuries) and keeping records for all of your medical care costs, strength will be added to your lawsuit.
- ALWAYS follow through with all medical treatment and do NOT sign any papers from the insurance company without speaking with an attorney.
- ALWAYS document the accident in writing, including the names of any witnesses along with the complete names and insurance information of all drivers involved.
- ALWAYS remember to call an experienced motorcycle accident attorney.
By remembering to do these things, it helps to strengthen the accident injury lawsuit that our Winston-Salem based motorcycle accident lawyers can assemble for you.
How To Contact A Reputable Motorcycle Accident Attorney
At our law firm, we are here to protect – and fight for – your rights. If you have been the victim of a motorcycle injury that was caused by the negligence of another person, we can help.
With many years of combined legal experience and millions of dollars in settlements and successful verdicts won for our clients, we have the knowledge and resources to handle your injury litigation.
Our No Fee Promise guarantees that you will receive a free case evaluation from our team, and will not be billed for our services unless we obtain a settlement for you.
Alternatively, for your FREE Case Evaluation, simply fill out the form located at the top of this page.