North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Experienced in Car, Truck & Motorcycle Accidents
Why Should You Call Motorcycle Law Group?
- We are The Firm that Rides®, and we understand the challenges that motorcyclists face on a daily basis.
- We are local, with an office conveniently located in Raleigh.
- We have decades of experience representing injured motorcyclists throughout the Atlantic region.
Motorcycle Laws in North Carolina
Motorcycle laws and statutes are different in each state—and they’re constantly evolving. In North Carolina, these laws affect whether motorcyclists can drive side-by-side in a single lane, use HOV lanes while carrying a single rider and what types of modifications they can have on their bikes.
Motorcycle accidents also frequently involve catastrophic injuries, a specific category of injury with which many personal injury lawyers aren’t intimately familiar. Our attorneys have working relationships with a variety of medical specialists, accident reconstruction professionals and expert witnesses who we can call on to assist with your case.
Knowing and understanding these regulations is important for riders, and not just to ensure you don’t get pulled over. If you were to get into an accident while doing something North Carolina law deems “illegal,” it could negatively impact your chance for winning compensation.
As part of our service to motorcycle riders in North Carolina, we maintain up-to-date, annotated versions of state laws and statutes for North Carolina, as well as several other states where we practice.
Getting accurate information starts by choosing a trusted source, and our North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers are immersed in these laws on a daily basis.
What You Should Know About Motorcycle Injury Cases
Motorcycle injury and wrongful death cases are governed by most of the same laws that apply to car and truck accident injury cases. However, there are some significant additional challenges your legal team needs to overcome.
Many drivers have either a conscious or unconscious bias against riders of all types. This means juries are often predisposed to rule against the injured motorcyclist.
The majority of auto accidents cases don’t make it to trial, but are instead settled during pre-trial negotiations with the other driver’s insurance company. Those insurance companies know that juries are biased against riders and will negotiate with the assumption that you will have to settle for less than you deserve or risk losing in court.
This bias against riders is often rooted in ignorance. The average juror who drives a car doesn’t appreciate just how much of a rider’s attention is focused on accident prevention. They don’t understand evasive maneuvers and may be confused at some actions you took in an attempt to protect yourself.
In some of these scenarios the defense may try to argue that you, the rider, was more at fault than the driver who hit you – and the jury might buy it.
The North Carolina motorcycle attorneys at the Motorcycle Law Group know how to counter these bogus arguments because our lawyers are dedicated riders. We’ve seen all the insurance company strategies and know how best to fight them. Our lawyers also know how to humanize you, the rider, and get the jury to empathize and understand you rather than root against you.
When you begin interviewing attorneys to represent you in your motorcycle injury accident or motorcycle wrongful death case, we encourage you to ask relevant motorcycle-related questions.
How many motorcycle riders have you represented? In your experience, what are some of the challenges facing riders in court? How will you counter the jury’s inherent bias against motorcycle riders?
Contact the Motorcycle Law Group in North Carolina at 919-615-1185 to learn our answers to these questions and more.