I Will Fight For Your Rights After A Motorcycle Accident
I’m attorney Rodney Caudill at Northstate Auto Law. As an experienced personal injury lawyer serving North Wilkesboro, I believe that riders experience daily challenges that other motor vehicle drivers just don’t understand. Vulnerable to the dangers of the road, motorcycle riders need someone to fight for them in a way that proves an understanding of those dangers and challenges. I’m that someone.
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle crash due to the negligence or oversight of an inattentive or inexperienced driver, you have a legal right to seek full compensation under the law. I can represent your claim to the insurance companies and fight until I’ve obtained the most favorable outcome for you and your motorcycle crash case.
Fighting For The Compensation You Deserve
I fight for the following compensation:
- Property damage
- Medical expenses
- Future medical treatment and care
- Lost wages
- Loss of future potential earnings
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral costs (in cases where wrongful death can be proven)
Read more about claims and damages you can pursue after a motorcycle crash.
What Are The Common Causes Of Motorcycle Crashes In North Carolina?
The most common cause of motorcycle collisions in North Carolina is that the other driver doesn’t see the motorcycle. They either pull out in front of them or don’t stop quickly enough. Motorcycles tend to get rear-ended a lot.
What Types Of Injuries Do Motorcycle Riders Generally Sustain From Such Kind Of Crashes?
Most of the time, motorcycle wrecks are pretty catastrophic to the driver of the motorcycle because they lack the general protection of a passenger vehicle.
Motorcycle riders generally sustain:
- Broken bones
- Severe back injuries
- Leg injuries
- Road rash
Road rash is when a person’s skin comes into contact with the pavement.
As A Driver And A Passenger, Am I Required To Wear A Helmet Or Safety Gear As Well?
Yes, North Carolina requires anyone operating or as a passenger on a motorcycle to wear a helmet.
If Either The Passenger Or Driver Is Not Wearing A Helmet, What Would Be The Consequences?
If the passenger or driver of a motorcycle isn’t wearing a helmet, the adverse party wouldn’t be able to argue that their failure to wear a helmet would negate their liability for doing a wrongful act. However, they could still argue that the driver or passenger failed to mitigate any injury they sustained as a result of not wearing a helmet.
What Are The Common Defenses Used By Insurance Companies In Motorcycle Injury Cases To Deny Or Limit Settlements?
North Carolina has a very archaic law called contributory negligence. In North Carolina, if the injured party is deemed to be 1% at fault, they’re barred from recovery. In other words, they cannot collect any compensation for their injuries.
I had a lot of issues with insurance companies claiming that the injured party contributed to the crash and therefore is not entitled to collect any money in North Carolina.
Do I Need To Hire An Attorney For My Motorcycle Crash?
The decision to hire an attorney for your motorcycle crash should be based on:
- The nature of the crash
- The nature of the injury suffered
- Whether or not you’re going to have a claim that they can pursue with the insurance company
The ultimate decision to hire an attorney should be made after consulting with an attorney to determine what rights or possible settlements they may be entitled to.
Learn How I Can Make A Difference
Discover the difference having an experienced local attorney on your side can truly make. Call Northstate Auto Law at 336-781-4606 now. I offer free consultations and competitive rates, saving you money throughout your case.