Motorcycles carry a reputation as a risky form of transportation. As every motorcycle rider knows, however, the biggest danger to a motorcyclist comes from the negligence of car and truck drivers, who often fail to notice motorcycles and either crash into them or force them off the road.
The dangers that these accidents pose to motorcycle riders are very real: Based on data from 2013, motorcyclists were about 26 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a vehicle crash per mile traveled and about five times more likely to be injured, according to the Insurance Information Institute.
Myers Law Firm can help if you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident. If you choose our firm to handle your personal injury claim, we will put our experience to work for you right away by investigating your motorcycle crash and finding important evidence that helps your case. We will also make sure the other party’s insurance company knows you won’t go away or accept a minimal settlement, and we will fight aggressively on your behalf in court if necessary.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to receive compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Any wages lost as a result of the crash
- Related property damage (such as damage to your motorcycle)
- Pain and suffering
Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents can lead to catastrophic injuries that have life-long consequences for injured riders. In such cases, the injured person also has the right to pursue compensation for the cost of future care or medical treatment as well as for any loss in earning ability related to their injury.
Contact Myers Law Firm Today
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, Myers Law Firm can help. We offer free initial consultations for all personal injury cases. If you choose our firm to represent you, we will spare no effort in fighting for you, and we will use all our available resources to deliver the best results we can in your case.
Keep in mind that North Carolina has a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases, so waiting to contact us could take away your right to file a lawsuit and receive compensation.
To schedule your free consultation, please call our Charlotte office toll-free at 1-888-376-ATTY (2889) or fill out and submit our online contact form. We will follow up and get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Insurance Information Institute. (2016, May). Motorcycle Crashes. Retrieved from http://www.iii.org/issue-update/motorcycle-crashes