Thousands of motorcycle accidents occur every year in North Carolina. Motorcycle accidents almost always result in severe injuries and fatalities. Charlotte is a major city and commercial hub filled with riders who love the freedom of traveling on motorcycles. This joy and freedom can quickly turn into a tragic event when a fateful collision occurs. Whether it’s because of a factory defect in the motorcycle’s apparatus, faulty roads, or the carelessness of another motorist, you can seek compensation for your injuries if someone else’s failure to follow safety standards has caused your injuries.
There are laws designed to protect against individuals who fail to apply known practices and necessary precautions that could have prevented the accident. If you or someone you know suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, contact the law office of Dewey, Ramsay, and Hunt, PA. We have a successful track record, with over 20 years’ experience working on personal injury cases. Our knowledge gives us sharp insight into the complexities of personal injury cases. To schedule a consultation, call us at (704) 377-3737.
Overview of Motorcycle Accidents in North Carolina
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, motorcycle crashes commonly result in head and neck injuries, with potentially fatal consequences. Other life-changing injuries include broken and dislocated bones, disfigurement, traumatic brain injuries, and burns. According to the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, motorcycle accidents cause more fatalities than other motor vehicle types in North Carolina.
North Carolina requires all motorcycle drivers to wear a helmet. While helmets can help prevent severe head and neck injuries, our experience has been that if a driver is not wearing a helmet, this oversight becomes the focus to deny legal responsibility. However, not wearing a helmet doesn’t mean the individuals or entity responsible for injuries is relieved of responsibility.
North Carolina law directs an apportionment or allocation of legal responsibility based on percentages of fault. If this is your situation, you should talk to an attorney who can explain this legal issue at greater length. The team of attorneys working at Dewey, Ramsay, and Hunt know the tactics typically utilized to avoid legal responsibility in motorcycle accidents. With our skill and experience, we can tackle any attempts to discredit or minimize the enormous pain and losses our clients go through. If necessary, we work with recognized professionals in accident reconstruction and analysis to successfully challenge these tactics.
The team of attorneys of Dewey, Ramsay, and Hunt PA are compassionate and dedicated to helping clients obtain just financial compensation. When opposing parties try to avoid legal responsibility for their actions, we fight relentlessly for the rights of our clients. We listen attentively to your situation after the crash and the circumstances surrounding your crash, and we give you trustworthy guidance throughout the entire process. With our decades of experience, we are familiar with respected professionals and experts in the field of motorcycle injuries and crashes. We will discuss with you all the intricacies of your situation to determine what is the best course of action.
Common motorcycle crashes in North Carolina:
- Head-on collision when a car strikes a motorcyclist from the front
- Tailgating a motorcycle at high speeds
- Left-hand turn accidents, such as when the motorcyclist is passing or being passed by another vehicle
- A distracted driver strikes or hits the motorcyclist
- A motorist takes a turn too fast and hits the motorcyclist
- Someone throws an object in the air and hits the person traveling on the motorcycle
- Hitting fixed objects
- Road hazards
Wrongful Death in Motorcycle Collisions in North Carolina
When a loved one dies on a motorcycle, you can file a wrongful death suit against the individual or entity responsible for the injuries. North Carolina enacted a Wrongful Death Act designed to remedy the losses suffered when a loved one dies due to negligence; this act defines a wrongful death as a death resulting from the “wrongful act, neglect or fault of another.”
There is a time limit of two years to file a lawsuit in North Carolina. As experienced personal injury practitioners, we know that it is essential to meet all deadlines without delay. The timely filing of judicial documents is vital to securing your legal rights. The question of what constitutes a wrongful act can become complicated; this is where experience makes a difference.
The definition of legal causation of a motorcycle crash can be cumbersome. Frequently, there is not just one way in which an accident occurs, but a combination of factors that we anticipate and prepare to analyze as issues arise. Legal causation can be heavily contested in negligence lawsuits.
As experienced motorcycle injury attorneys, we are keenly familiar with the concept of legal causation in relation to the area of motorcycle accidents. We work closely with our clients to learn about the details of the crash and to review the strategies that will be most effective throughout the legal proceedings.
Motorcycle Injury Attorneys You Can Trust in Charlotte, NC
If medical care for the injuries is overwhelmingly expensive and unpredictable, you should seek the help of the trustworthy and reliable team of attorneys of Dewey, Ramsay, and Hunt, PA. You may be rightly worried that these injuries will haunt you with a lifetime of medical complications and rehabilitation. Dewey, Ramsay, and Hunt, PA, are known for their enduring commitment to helping clients meet the massive financial burdens they or a loved may be facing as a result of a motorcycle crash.
This process can be too painful to endure alone. We work alongside our clients to design a plan for pursuing legal action. Remuneration of legal fees occurs if we win your case. To schedule a free and confidential consultation, call (704) 377-3737.