Cary Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
During an auto accident involving a motorcycle rider, the motorcyclist is often seen in the eyes of the law as the negligent party. North Carolina is one of few states with “contributory negligence” laws, meaning if you are seen as contributing to your own injury, you are at fault. This means by simply riding a motorcycle, the operator has contributed to the accident since motorcycles are more dangerous to operate than cars.
Although statistics show that in the majority of motorcycle accident cases, the driver of the car is at fault, it can be hard to receive fair compensation due to the contributory negligence laws. For that reason, you need an attorney with experience in this area. That’s our job. Our dedicated Motorcycle Accident Attorneys will tackle your case from every angle, ensuring that you receive the best possible representation and that we capture every bit of compensation you’re entitled to. Remember, it is important to talk to an attorney after an accident to ensure your rights are protected and you receive fair compensation. If you have a pre-existing condition, insurance companies may claim the injury resulted from the condition rather than the accident. In fact, insurance companies would still be required to pay if their insured client was responsible for the accident.
We’re ready to stand behind you when you’ve suffered from common injuries from a motorcycle accident involving (but not limited to):
- Traumatic brain injury or head injury
- Psychological trauma
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck or back problems
- Facial lacerations
- Internal damage
The injuries that result from a motorcycle-involved accident are often more devastating than your ordinary car accident, resulting in higher medical bills and increased recovery time. The rider is much more vulnerable to serious injuries because of the lack of protection.
Our passionate attorneys are skilled in accident investigation and evidence gathering. We will examine the actual scene of the crash to collect as much evidence as possible – interviewing witnesses and police officers to validate all the pertinent facts. Unlike many law firms who overlook these details, the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood will put all of our energy toward fighting for you in the best way we can.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Crashes
Many of the most common behaviors that cause car accidents, also cause motorcycle crashes.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents are:
- Lane changes
- Road hazards
- Distracted driving
- Driving Under the Influence
- Sudden stops
What to Do If You’re in a Motorcycle Accident
Immediately after a motorcycle crash, you should get the information of the other drivers or people involved in the accident. Next, call the police and then begin to assess the damage. Make sure to take photos of the damage to the vehicles and speak to witnesses. Never admit fault as this will make it more difficult to prove your case. Call your insurance company and begin filing a motorcycle accident claim.
What to Do If You Have Motorcycle Accident Injuries
If you or a loved one was injured while riding a motorcycle, it’s important to contact a motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. In addition to your injury claim to pay for medical expenses, you will likely have property damage to your bike. An experienced injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve.
You’re More Than a Case Number to Us
At the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood, your case is not just another project. Once we have the initial facts, our attorneys will travel to your home to visit with you and develop a more personal connection. We take the time to empathize with our clients and fight for them on both a professional and emotional level, providing you with the most caring and effective representation.
Our attorney will educate you on the different factors to take into consideration when dealing with a motorcycle injury. Motorcycle accidents come with their own dynamics and could quite possibly break into other areas of the law, so you need an attorney that understands each of these areas and are will get you the compensation you need for your recovery.
Let Us Fight for You Today
You need an established motorcycle attorney fighting alongside you after an accident. Contact our team at Law Office of D. Hardison Wood if you or someone you care about has encountered a motorcycle accident.