Greensboro, North Carolina, offers motorcycle riders a broad array of scenic destinations to enjoy. However, the popularity of motorcycles comes at a high cost.
According to the most recent annual data available from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, motorcycles were involved in 3,566 collisions in which 176 people died and another 2,806 were injured. If you suffer an injury or a family member is killed while riding on a motorcycle, you may be entitled to compensation. A consultation with a Greensboro motorcycle accident lawyer from the Clauson Law Firm, PLLC, can help you understand your rights and offer options about how to proceed against the at-fault party responsible for causing the crash
The lack of the safety features that protect occupants of other types of vehicles make motorcycle riders and their passengers prone to serious, debilitating injuries in the event of a crash. A "fender bender" between two cars may result in nothing more serious than damage to the two vehicles, but if one of the vehicles is a motorcycle, a rider could suffer serious and life-threatening injuries.
Motorcycles leave riders exposed and unprotected in a crash. Some of the common injuries suffered by riders and passengers include:
The severity of the injuries suffered in a collision may leave a motorcycle rider with permanent disability or may cause the person to die.
Accident victims and their families experience dire financial hardship from the damages caused by a crash, including the following:
The attorneys at our Greensboro motorcycle accident law firm thoroughly investigate to identify the parties responsible for causing you to suffer injuries and gather evidence to build a strong case against them. They are committed to making the at-fault party pay for the damages you incurred whether through a negotiated settlement or through a trial.
No matter how skilled you may be at riding a motorcycle, you cannot control weather conditions and the behavior of other motorists that can cause accidents. Death and severe injuries are common occurrences when motorcycles collide with other vehicles or with roadside objects, such as trees and man-made structures. Common types and causes of a Greensboro NC motorcycle accident include the following:
Left-turn collisions: A car or truck making a left turn into the path of an oncoming motorcycle can have deadly consequences. These types of crashes may be caused by an inability of drivers of cars and trucks to judge the speed of a two-wheeled vehicle or by drivers failing to notice the smaller vehicle approaching. The impact may cause a rider to be catapulted into or over the other vehicle and into the path of other vehicles. Left-turn collisions also occur when an approaching car or truck fails to yield to a motorcycle making a left.
Failing to obey traffic laws: Speeding, failing to signal turns and lane changes, or failing to yield the right of way are only a few of the violations of state traffic laws that may cause a crash between a motorcycle and another vehicle or may cause a motorcyclist to lose control and crash in a single-vehicle accident.
Road conditions: A pothole or debris in the road that probably not cause a problem for a truck or car, can cause a rider to lose control of a motorcycle and crash. Depending upon the cause of the road hazard, a municipality may be liable for failing to maintain the roadway or for its unsafe design.
Unsafe lane changes: Drivers of cars and trucks who rely upon their rearview and sideview mirrors when changing lanes may not see a motorcycle traveling next to or approaching them in an adjacent lane. The smaller size of a motorcycle as compared to other types of motor vehicles may cause them to unseen by other drivers.
You can rely our Greensboro motorcycle accident lawyer to have experience successfully pursuing claims for damages on behalf of motorcycle riders and their passengers injured in all types of collisions.
When you want an experienced, skilled and knowledgeable Greensboro motorcycle accident lawyer capable of evaluating and pursuing your claim for compensation, contact the Clauson Law Firm, PLLC. A gifted personal injury lawyer from our Greensboro motorcycle accident law firm will thoroughly review the facts and circumstances of your accident, give you an honest assessment of the merits of your case and explain what we can do for you. Call us today at 833-680-0177, or contact us through our website for a free case review.