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Motorcyclists require the same amount of respect and acknowledgement on the road as do any other motorists. Unfortunately, many motorcyclists throughout Raleigh are ignored by other drivers and are often involved in serious accidents due to this type of negligent driving.
Motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than those driving passenger cars, according to the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
When other drivers fail to observe a motorcycle, are driving while intoxicated, or simply do not care, their actions can result in severe and life-altering injuries. A Raleigh motorcycle accident lawyer with experience handling these cases can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Since a motorcyclist is more vulnerable in a motorcycle accident, they usually sustain more serious injuries than the motorist that caused the accident. Here is more information on the injuries in motorcycle accidents.
Some of the types of injuries that occur include:
The most common cause of motorcycle accidents is in a head on collision. According to studies, 56% of motorcycle accidents occur when a motorcycle and a car crash head on. Within this group, many of the accidents are when the car collides with the motorcycle 78% of the time; very few accidents occur by rear ending. This specific type of collision tends to be the most deadly for motorcyclists. Another common cause of these accidents is when a car is making a left hand turn in front of the motorcycle.
As commonly known, cars that are going straight have the right of way, and any left turning vehicles are required to yield until there is a safe distance opening for them. Well, according to statistics, accidents occur for motorcycles left turn accidents account for close to half of the accidents between a motorcycle and a vehicle. Generally, the car will collide into the bike as it is going straight and they are attempting to turn. This can result in a disastrous collision for the motorcyclist.
Many insurance companies have preconceived notions regarding the fault in motorcycle accidents. They frequently blame motorcyclists under a misplaced assumption that riding a motorcycle equates to a level of assumed risk on the roads. A Raleigh motorcycle accident lawyer at our firm can take the time to explain your rights and how we can go about negotiating with the insurance company to obtain a settlement that serves your current best interests and needs you may have in the future.
A Raleigh motorcycle accident attorney at Whitley Law Firm can provide comprehensive advice and guidance to injured motorcyclists in Raleigh and throughout many other communities in North Carolina.
What Whitley Law Firm offers its clients:
If you have been in a motorcycle accident, then you need to speak with a personal injury attorney. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.