Motorcycle Accident Attorney Winston-Salem
In an accident involving a car or truck, the occupants are protected by seatbelts, airbags, and other safety features. Even the vehicle itself can shield the occupants from the life-changing injuries that could occur if the occupant were ejected.
In a motorcycle accident, the victim is completely exposed – to the road, other vehicles, and stationary objects into which he or she can be thrown. Even when wearing a motorcycle helmet and other protective gear, the motorcyclist can suffer exponentially more severe injuries than those suffered by many other car accident victims.
At Comerford, Chilson, & Moser, our motorcycle accident lawyers offer sincere compassion and empathy to clients overcoming the devastation and aftermath of a serious or fatal motorcycle crash.
Recovering Injury Compensation Following a Motorcycle Crash
The cost of motorcycle accident-related injuries can be staggering, reaching hundreds of thousands of dollars in the days and weeks following the crash. If the victim sustains a catastrophic injury, the financial burden can be overwhelming.
Ongoing treatment expenses can include, but are not limited to:
- Medical treatments, surgeries
- Inpatient rehabilitation
- Long-term physical therapy
- Medical supplies
- Vocational rehabilitation
These costs can quickly consume all the resources of the entire family. The key to getting these necessary expenses paid is to work with an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Many people immediately place the blame for the crash on the motorcyclist, but an experienced attorney will know how to investigate the accidents and identify all potential sources of liability.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Many motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of inattentive drivers on the road.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- The driver fails to comply with following-distance laws
- The driver fails to make turns without checking blind spots
- The driver fails to comply with other traffic laws
- Unsafe road hazards
- Cars making left-hand turns in front of a motorcyclist
- The driver is under the influence
Are You Required to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in North Carolina?
In North Carolina, all motorcycle riders have to wear a helmet while operating a motorcycle to be in accordance with the law. The state has universal helmet laws in place to help improve the safety of all riders and passengers on the road. This means no matter how old or how experienced a rider is, all motorcyclists must wear a helmet that meets the safety standards set by the Department of Transportation (DOT).
While helmets are the most important piece of protective gear, it is also recommended that riders wear other safety gear to help protect themselves in the event of a crash. Sturdy boots or riding shoes can help protect the feet and ankles from injury in the event of a crash, while gloves can help protect the hands and wrists. A jacket made of leather or a strong synthetic material can provide protection for the upper body, including the chest, back, and arms. Durable pants, such as leather chaps or reinforced jeans, can help protect the legs and hips.
It is important to note that while wearing protective gear can help reduce the risk of injury in the event of a crash, it is not a guarantee of safety. Riders should always follow traffic laws, ride defensively, and stay alert to potential hazards on the road. Additionally, riders should make sure their motorcycle is in good working order and properly maintained to help prevent accidents caused by mechanical issues.
Commercial Vehicle Wreck Resulting in Death
Through our diligent investigation and case preparation, many of our lawyers are AV-rated* and work relentlessly to advocate for clients’ interests by demonstrating how the other driver’s negligence caused our clients’ suffering. With a combined 90 years of experience, our lawyers have handled every type of catastrophic injury case and are willing to go to trial if they think it necessary to get the best results.
Insurance adjusters know who we are, and they know that we will not settle for less when it comes to our clients. We have the resources needed to follow through on even the most complex cases and we are not afraid to use them. We receive many referrals from other attorneys but only take on a small caseload, so you know when you hire us, you can be confident that we will give your case the attention it deserves.
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"During our first meeting, he assured me that he would take this anxiety and responsibility from me. Emotionally, I felt a deep sense of relief that stayed with me during the months he was working for me."- Roberta T.