When it comes to motorcycle accidents, motorcycle drivers and riders often sustain serious injuries, as they do not have seatbelts, airbags, and other forms of protection that the body of a car or truck offers. Instead, all they have are helmets and thin layers of clothing to protect them from crashing into the pavement. In fact, studies show that motorcyclists are approximately 8 times more likely to be injured compared to those in passenger cars, and 35 times more likely to be killed.
Motorists have the impression that motorcyclists are generally reckless drivers who ignore the speed limit and swerve from lane to lane. With such a notion, motorcycle accident victims often experience difficulty filing a claim and obtaining compensation for their injuries. While it sometimes may truly be the rider’s fault, this is not always the case.
Unfortunately, injuries arising from motorcycle accidents can be severe and can involve physical rehabilitation, surgery, costly hospital stays, traumatic brain injury, intensive medication, and extended periods away from work.
The law holds negligent drivers liable to the state’s motorcyclists. If a biker is involved in a North Carolina motorcycle accident and sustains injuries, then he or she may obtain compensation for injuries resulting from the other driver’s negligence or carelessness. Damages may include economic and non-economic losses, such as medical expenses, scarring, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and the loss of enjoyment of life.
Contact Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another individual or entity, contact Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. as soon as possible. We will help you fight for you and your loved one’s rights and will ensure that you are compensated fairly and justly for your injuries and losses.
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