North Carolina Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident through no fault of your own, it’s important that you speak to a motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible.
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Experienced North Carolina Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Owning and driving a motorcycle brings a lot of pleasure and fun experiences to millions of riders each year. But, because a motorcycle lacks the protection and safety features of a passenger vehicle, a collision can result in serious injury. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, motorcycle accidents have an 80% injury or death rate as compared to 20% for passenger vehicles.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to a motorcycle collision that wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and the pain and suffering you have experienced. Our motorcycle accident injury lawyer serving North Carolina, Harry H. Albritton, has a track record of securing fair compensation for his clients and will fight on your behalf to ensure you receive the favorable outcome you deserve.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motorcycles by virtue of their design have the potential to severely injure riders. As stated before, motorcycles have no protection of an enclosed frame or safety features like airbags to cushion a collision. More than half of all motorcycle accidents may be caused by passenger vehicles. Motorcycles are less visible on the road to other drivers. Furthermore, drivers of larger vehicles may not see or even look for motorcyclists, thus leading to a variety of accidents caused by other drivers.
Some of the most common reasons other drivers cause motorcycle accidents:
- Negligent vehicle driver
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Neglecting to factor in blind spots
- Incorrect judgment of speed and distance
- Distracted driver
- Driving while impaired
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle riders are extremely vulnerable when accidents occur. Even with protective gear such as full-face helmets, Kevlar vests, boots, and gloves, the potential for serious injury is high.
Here are some of the most common motorcycle accident injuries:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord and neck injuries
- Skull fractures
- Broken bones
- Severe skin lacerations and burns
Why You Need a Motorcycle Accident Attorney When Injured
After a motorcycle accident, you may have many struggles. Not only will you have high medical bills and lost income, you may also experience chronic pain, loss of a limb, or loss of brain functionality. The laws addressing vehicular accidents are complex. In North Carolina, the law of pure contributory negligence makes it very challenging to receive the damages you are owed. This means that if you are found to be responsible in any way for the accident, you cannot collect damages, even when the other party was undeniably at fault.
In addition, another hurdle is receiving payment from insurance. Insurance companies are notorious for resisting, being slow, and stalling when claims are made.
A North Carolina motorcycle injury lawyer will work to negotiate a fair settlement and, if that isn’t obtained, will take the case in front of a jury to get you the damages you deserve.
Statute of Limitations
In North Carolina, an accident victim has three years from the date of the accident to file a claim. Often, insurance companies will attempt to stall negotiations and other tactics to run out the clock, knowing that once the statute of limitations ends, the victim will not be able to pursue a legal claim.
Motorcycle Collision Injury Compensation
If the defendant is found to be at fault for the accident and the case goes in front of a jury, the jury will award damages.
Damages include both economic and noneconomic damages, such as:
- Medical bills and future expenses for surgery, physical therapy, medication, and other treatment
- Lost wages and potentially future lost wages if the victim is unable to return to work
- Pain and suffering, including emotional distress
- Punitive damages are designed to punish the plaintiff in severe cases of negligence or malicious intent
Why You Should Choose Irons & Irons, P.A.
Our team, led by Attorney Harry H. Albritton, is dedicated to fighting on our clients’ behalfs to negotiate positive settlements and achieve fair outcomes in court. We are an experienced team that is able to thoroughly investigate your case. Our investigation involves scouring through accident reports and interviewing eyewitnesses as well as working with medical experts in an effort to understand your medical challenges in the future. All actions we take are designed to help secure a favorable and advantageous outcome in your case in order for you to move forward from your accident knowing that justice has been served.
Our History of Successful Outcomes for Clients
We have a well-earned reputation for success and have helped our clients secure millions of dollars in damages for accident cases, including:
- $850,000 to a former airline pilot who suffered a head injury during a low-speed automobile accident
- $300,000 to a college student with orthopedic injuries sustained when his motorcycle was forced off the road by a negligent driver changing lanes
- $100,000 to a client who suffered orthopedic injuries as the result of being struck by a driver who ran a stop sign
Schedule a Free Case Review with Our North Carolina Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a motorcycle accident through no fault of your own, Harry H. Albritton and the team at Irons & Irons, P.A. will fight to secure fair compensation. Irons & Irons, P.A. accepts motorcycle accident personal injury cases in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greenville, Wilmington, Asheville, Winston-Salem, and throughout the state of North Carolina. Don’t wait. The clock is ticking. Contact us today by calling 919-899-7200 or completing the free case review form.