Do You Need an Asheville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Who Believes in You?
Because some insurance companies, and even some juries, unfairly believe that motorcyclists are “reckless,” at fault, or at least partially at fault for any accident. They couldn’t be more wrong, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
Everyone Knows an Accident Can Happen, But No One Expects It
It could happen on the Mount Mitchell Scenic Byway or the Blue Ridge Parkway. Or somewhere along The Dragon. Or just driving on any old Asheville road. Somebody might fling their car door open or take a left in front of you without looking. And, of course, we’ve seen drivers pull out from a scenic overlook into the path of a biker. These things are inevitable, but ideally they just end up as a footnote to your day. For those lucky times you don’t need a lawyer but just to catch your breath, here are a few tips on what to do in the aftermath of a small collision or fall.
What to Do After a Minor Motorcycle Wreck in Asheville
If you get in a high-speed motorcycle wreck, you don’t really need us to remind you to call the police, go to the hospital for your injuries, and get a lawyer. But even a minor crash can pose challenges and risks. Keep in mind that your symptoms following a wreck may be delayed by days or even longer. Adrenaline is a powerful drug. Getting yourself checked out immediately can give your loved ones peace of mind and create important documentation.
Here is some more guidance on what to do after a minor motorcycle crash:
- Don’t leave the scene until the police clear you to do so or EMS transports you
- Move your bike out of the way
- Call the police if there is damage to public property
- Check your helmet and gear for damage
- Get the contact info for any eyewitness
- Take pictures of the scene
- Admit nothing
- Inspect your bike for damage before riding off
How an Asheville Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help You
In 2019, there were over 3,500 motorcycle crashes across the state. In Buncombe County, the NCDOT estimates that it’s less than an hour to the next crash of some kind. And from 2017-2019, Asheville alone saw nearly 20,000 crashes.
Of course, if you’ve been seriously injured through a driver’s reckless actions, it doesn’t matter whether it was statistically likely or not. What matters is that you recover and seek the maximum possible compensation to assist you with that.
North Carolina is a contributory negligence state. This means it’s possible you may get no compensation after a wreck — even if the other person was clearly in the wrong — if you contributed even a little bit to the accident yourself. Fair or not, that’s the rule in North Carolina.
That’s why you don’t want to give a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster or try to handle this on your own. They are specifically trained in finding any possible ambiguity in your words and framing it to their advantage. Even your polite answer to a basic question like “how are you” can come back to haunt you. Trying to avoid those pitfalls is just one way a skilled Asheville motorcycle accident attorney can help you.
But How Much Is Hiring a Lawyer Going to Cost?
If you hire us, we’ll take your case on a contingency fee basis.2
That means you don’t pay an attorney’s fee unless we win your case. Period.
Why Hire One of Our Asheville Motorcycle Accident Lawyers?
First, here are some key questions to ask your personal injury lawyer before you hire them. You’ll see that many of the questions focus on experience and results.
We know how the other side works. We have former adjusters and insurance company defense lawyers on the team. Our attorneys combine for over 850 years of experience.
Our team includes shrewd and highly-skilled negotiators — but also award-winning trial attorneys. Having trial attorneys in your corner can make a huge impact, even if your case never goes to court.
Meet Alex. Driving home from work one day on his motorcycle, Alex was hit. Injured and dealing with an uncooperative insurance company, he decided to call us. Hear his story.
In 2020, we recovered over $125 million in total for over 4,500 clients. We’ve recovered more than $1.2 billion in total compensation for more than 50,000 clients since 1997.1 And counting.
Unsafe Biker is An Unfair Label: Get a Free Case Evaluation
At our firm, we have attorneys and other staff who are proud riders. We know that many motorcyclists are among the safest drivers on the road. Don’t let the insurance company tell you you’re at fault just for riding a motorcycle. Protect yourself with a free case evaluation.
Call us at 1-866-900-7078, any day, any time. Tell them you mean business!
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