A North Carolina motorcycle accident is often more treacherous than an auto accident. A North Carolina motorcycle accident can involve serious injuries and have devastating results. Although motorcyclists are often stereotyped as reckless and fast drivers, it is negligent automobile drivers who cause most motorcycle accidents.
With little regard or respect for motorcycles, automobile drivers place motorcyclists at greater risk for serious injuries in a motorcycle accident.
The US Department of Transportation reported that in 2014 there were 4,586 motorcyclists killed and an additional 92,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States. More than 142,000 motorcyclists have died in traffic crashes since the enactment of the Highway Safety and National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966.
In North Carolina, 175 riders were fatally injured in 2014 due to motor vehicle accidents. Of those 175 fatally injured riders, only 15 were not wearing their helmet at the time of the accident.
However, because of the perceived increased dangers associated with motorcycles, the victim’s rights in a motorcycle accident may be difficult to defend, even if the cause is the other party’s negligence. A North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer is the best solution to guide you through this difficult legal process.
North Carolina motorcycle accident injuries can have a devastating impact on the life of the motorcyclist and his or her family. If you or someone you love has been in a motorcycle accident, the same laws apply as if you were in a North Carolina car accident or truck accident. These laws provide that the person or company responsible pay for your motorcycle accident repairs and injuries. It is important you understand the dangers associated with motorcycles and the rights you have if you’re ever in a motorcycle accident. Call Daggett Shuler, a North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer can help you today.
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