Raleigh Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Motorcycle Accidents in Wake County
Were you injured in a motorcycle accident in Wake County, NC? Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group can help you fight for the fair compensation you are owed. From our office in Raleigh, our motorcycle accident attorneys provide highly personalized and professional legal services tailored to each client’s unique needs. Our attorneys are avid bikers; they understand the specific challenges you are facing, and they are here to help.
What Is the Most Common Cause of Motorcycle Accidents?
The most common cause of motorcycle accidents is negligence. Although there is a common belief that motorcyclists are inherently reckless, risky drivers, we at Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group know that this is simply not true. In fact, bikers are among the most highly skilled and defensive of all motorists on the road. The reality is that most motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligent and wrongful conduct of others.
Specifically, some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Fatigued driving
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Dangerous turns
- Failing to check blind spots
- Failing to yield
- Running red lights/stop signs
- Unsafe merging
- Illegal passing
When fellow drivers fail to keep a proper lookout for smaller, harder-to-see motorcyclists, the consequences can be devastating. At Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group, our Raleigh motorcycle accident attorneys are prepared to hold negligent parties accountable and seek the maximum compensation you are owed.
Compensation for Injured Bikers
North Carolina is one of the few states to follow contributory negligence rules. Under this rule, you may not recover compensation after a motor vehicle accident if you are even one percent at fault. Because of this, it is important that you work with an experienced attorney who can establish the other party’s fault and liability.
At Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group, we help our clients recover compensation for the following and more:
- Emergency medical care
- Hospital and ambulance fees
- Surgeries and other treatments
- Medications and medical devices
- Medical equipment
- Travel to and from medical appointments
- Future projected medical care costs
- Lost income/wages, including future earnings
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost quality of life
Our goal is to recover the full compensation you are owed for your physical, emotional, and financial damages. In some cases, we may also be able to recover punitive damages, which are meant to punish the defendant for egregious negligence or wrongdoing.