Have You Been in a Motorcycle Accident in North Carolina?
Why Should You Call Motorcycle Law Group?
- We are The Firm that Rides®, and we understand the challenges that motorcyclists face on a daily basis.
- We are local, with an office conveniently located in Raleigh.
- We have decades of experience representing injured motorcyclists throughout the Atlantic region.
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Motorcycle Laws in North Carolina
Motorcycle laws and statutes are different in each state—and they’re constantly evolving. In North Carolina, these laws affect whether motorcyclists can drive side-by-side in a single lane, use HOV lanes while carrying a single rider and what types of modifications they can have on their bikes.
Knowing and understanding these regulations is important for riders, and not just to ensure you don’t get pulled over. If you were to get into an accident while doing something North Carolina law deems “illegal,” it could negatively impact your chance for winning compensation.
As part of our service to motorcycle riders in North Carolina, we maintain up-to-date, annotated versions of state laws and statutes for North Carolina, as well as several other states where we practice.
Getting accurate information starts by choosing a trusted source, and our North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers are immersed in these laws on a daily basis.
What You Should Know About Motorcycle Injury Cases
Motorcycle injury and wrongful death cases are governed by most of the same laws that apply to car and truck accident injury cases. However, there are some significant additional challenges your legal team needs to overcome.
Many drivers have either a conscious or unconscious bias against riders of all types. This means juries are often predisposed to rule against the injured motorcyclist.
The majority of auto accidents cases don’t make it to trial, but are instead settled during pre-trial negotiations with the other driver’s insurance company. Those insurance companies know that juries are biased against riders and will negotiate with the assumption that you will have to settle for less than you deserve or risk losing in court.
This bias against riders is often rooted in ignorance. The average juror who drives a car doesn’t appreciate just how much of a rider’s attention is focused on accident prevention. They don’t understand evasive maneuvers and may be confused at some actions you took in an attempt to protect yourself.
In some of these scenarios the defense may try to argue that you, the rider, was more at fault than the driver who hit you – and the jury might buy it.
The North Carolina motorcycle attorneys at the Motorcycle Law Group know how to counter these bogus arguments because our lawyers are dedicated riders. We’ve seen all the insurance company strategies and know how best to fight them. Our lawyers also know how to humanize you, the rider, and get the jury to empathize and understand you rather than root against you.
When you begin interviewing attorneys to represent you in your motorcycle injury accident or motorcycle wrongful death case, we encourage you to ask relevant motorcycle-related questions.
How many motorcycle riders have you represented? In your experience, what are some of the challenges facing riders in court? How will you counter the jury’s inherent bias against motorcycle riders?
Contact the Motorcycle Law Group in North Carolina at 919-615-1185 or 1-855-LAW-RIDERS to learn our answers to these questions and more.
The Best (and Worst) Places to Ride in North Carolina
North Carolina offers motorcyclists some exceptional rides, like the Tail of the Dragon (Deals Gap), which crosses from Tennessee into southwestern North Carolina.
But, of course, there is always a balance of risk and reward. The same scenic routes that attract motorcyclists have their own risks. According to a 2014 study by AAA, these counties are home to the most dangerous and safest roads in North Carolina:
- Counties with the most motorcycle accidents: Graham, Transylvania, Macon, Madison, Swain
- Counties with the greatest chance of any vehicle collision: Pitt, New Hanover, Person, Watauga, Union
- Counties with the lowest chance of any vehicle collision: Swain, Haywood, Currituck, Camden, Polk
We are advocates for North Carolina motorcyclists.
We work tirelessly to ensure that your right to ride is protected in North Carolina.
If you believe your right to ride has been violated, contact us today and let us help you.
More than Just Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Our law firm has certainly made a name for itself as a trusted group of lawyers who aggressively fight for motorcycle accident injury victims, but that’s not the extent of what we do. Our North Carolina personal injury lawyers represent injury victims and families who have lost a loved one to wrongful death in:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Medical malpractice
Ask any personal injury lawyer and they will tell you motorcycle cases can be some of the toughest in business. Our attorneys are used to tough cases, whether they involve a car wreck or a medical mistake.
Motorcycle accidents also frequently involve catastrophic injuries, a specific category of injury with which many personal injury lawyers aren’t intimately familiar. Our attorneys have working relationships with a variety of medical specialists, accident reconstruction professionals and expert witnesses who we can call on to assist with your case.
Experienced Auto and Truck Accident Attorneys
The major differences between auto accidents and motorcycle accidents tend to be perception and bias based. These differences primarily manifest in how plaintiffs are treated by the insurance company, juries and judges.
Not every auto accident lawyer is cut out for representing clients injured in motorcycle accidents, but every competent motorcycle accident lawyer should excel at representing all types of auto accident injury clients.
The accident and injury understanding developed by motorcycle lawyers is especially applicable in truck accident cases, where the weight differential between a car and motorcycle is similar to the difference between a truck and the average commuter vehicle.
Severe brain, head and spine injuries occur far too often in both of those accident scenarios. Our attorneys are familiar with trucking companies, the way their insurance companies negotiate and understand how to hold them accountable after difficult injuries or the loss of a loved one.