In collisions involving motorcycles, the driver of the car or truck that struck them is more likely to be at fault. Distracted driving particularly due to drivers being distracted by cell phones and texting is a huge problem. It is very common for other cars to not see motorcycles or misjudge their speed and run into or turn in front of them. But there is a bias against motorcycle riders, and they are often blamed for getting in the way.
The Law Offices of C. Douglas Maynard, Jr., PLLC can take your side after a motorcycle accident. In more than 50 combined years of work in auto accident litigation throughout the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area, we have successfully handled many motorcycle accident cases. We offer a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer, and work on a contingency fee, charging no attorneys' fees until you receive compensation from a settlement or jury verdict. Contact us.
Any motorcycle crash will probably cause a very serious injury or catastrophic, such as a head injury, straddle injury, fractured bones, paraplegia or maybe even death. The injured person or their family deserves compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and all other consequences. Getting all the money you need requires showing that the motorcycle rider was not to blame for the crash.
Despite the unfair public image of motorcycle riders among some car drivers as menaces, they are not found liable for accidents more often than automobiles. It is simply more common for other drivers to be at fault. But during a trial, a lawyer must work hard to convince jurors that the motorcycle rider wasn't "asking for it" simply for riding a motorcycle.
North Carolina law requires anyone who rides a motorcycle to wear a helmet. But, if you are in an accident and you are not wearing a helmet, it does not mean you are at fault or the cause of the accident. You may still be compensated for your injuries even though failing to wear a helmet may lead to more serious, or even fatal, injuries.