If you live in the Cary area and you are a motorcyclist, chances are that you’ve chosen to ride a motorcycle because you enjoy the unique experience that it offers. Many motorcyclists love the beauty of the outdoors, and in North Carolina, there is certainly no shortage of beautiful scenery and nature to enjoy. While many motorcyclists love the open road and all that it offers, it is also necessary to know that motorcyclists on the roadway have certain risks to look out for.
According to the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, in 2018, there were 3,566 motorcycle accidents in North Carolina. Of those accidents, 176 were fatal, and 2,806 caused injuries. It is clear that while riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating and a great way to enjoy fresh air and nature, it can be dangerous, and it is important for drivers to take every precaution. Being aware of the risks, and knowing that other drivers on the roadway may not always be acting responsibly is important. Finding yourself as the sudden victim of an accident can be a shocking and unsettling experience, to say the very least.
If you’ve recently been the victim of a motorcycle accident, you may have experienced significant injuries as a result. It goes without saying that motorcyclists can easily experience more severe injuries after an accident than drivers of standard passenger cars because they have no exterior protection aside from a helmet when an accident occurs. Some of the injuries commonly experienced as a result of motorcycle accidents include:
All of these injuries are fairly common, and as statistics show, it is unfortunately not uncommon for motorcycle accidents to be so severe that they result in the death of the motorcyclist involved. In those cases, if you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one.
If you have personally suffered any of these injuries, or other consequences as a result of a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to a variety of damages. You might be entitled to payment of your medical expenses – both those you have already incurred, and those that you might have for ongoing treatment into the future. You may receive compensation for lost wages because of an inability to work after the accident, and for anticipated lost earnings if you are unable to return to work in the future. In some cases, damages for pain and suffering are awarded, and in other cases, damages for loss of consortium (an inability to enjoy your close relationships as you did prior to the accident) are provided. Often, you may be able to recover compensation for damage to your car, or other personal property in the car at the time of the accident. An attorney who knows and understands the law will be able to look at the circumstances of your particular case, and advise you as to what type of damages you may be entitled to.
Do you live in the Cary area? Are you the victim of a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault? If so, you need a team of dedicated motorcycle accident attorneys on your side to help you fight for your rights and for the compensation you deserve. We understand the law, and we are proud of our track record of successfully representing countless clients who, just like you, found their lives turned upside down because of an accident that wasn’t their fault. Dealing with injuries and ongoing medical treatment, and being unable to enjoy the usual activities of everyday life can be overwhelming and frustrating, to say the least. That’s why we’re here to help.
At The Clauson Law Firm, we want you to have the peace of mind in knowing that when you choose our team of Cary motorcycle accident attorneys, you can leave the legal matters to us. We’ll fight for you while you focus on your recovery. We know and understand the best legal strategies to pursue as you seek the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. We’ll keep you informed and involved every step of the way, and we’ll be here to help you move forward with confidence and optimism about the next chapter ahead. If you’re ready to get started, visit our website at www.clausonlaw.com, or call us at (833)680-0177. We look forward to learning how we can help you soon.