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Durham Motorcycle Accident Attorneys


It’s a simple fact that motorcyclists are vulnerable on the roads. A motorcycle wreck can result in severe and devastating injuries due to lack of crash protection. In 2019, Durham County’s five-year average for fatal motorcycle wrecks was five per year – this accounts for nearly 18% of the county’s total fatal crashes. In an effort to reduce motorcycle fatalities, the Durham County Sheriff’s Office has joined forces with BikeSafe NC, a partnership formed by the N.C. State Highway Patrol and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.

When the weather turns warmer in May, the entire state sees an increased number of motorcycle accidents as more riders hit the roads. So be careful cruising around Durham – especially from May through October.

If you or a loved one has been a victim in a Durham motorcycle accident, consult with a lawyer as soon as possible. Call the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin today to arrange a free case evaluation and learn about your options: 1-866-900-7078.

What Is “Looked But Failed to See” and How Does It Affect Fault in Motorcycle Accidents?

Motorcycle driver reflection in the side-view mirror of a car driving on a Durham road.“Looked But Failed to See” (LBFS) is a phrase police often used to describe cause on many motorcycle accident reports. Due to the smaller size of motorcycles, other drivers often claim they looked but did not see a motorcycle approaching from the side or behind. While LBFS may be commonly cited, it does not mean that the driver’s negligence wasn’t the true cause of the wreck. If a driver’s negligence has left you injured, consult with a Durham motorcycle accident lawyer.

I’m Permanently Disabled Because of My Motorcycle Crash. What Are My Legal Options?

Yes, you may have options. Call a Durham motorcycle accident attorney immediately to discuss your case and explore these options. Making a claim for your injuries and losses will likely top the list. Filing a motorcycle accident lawsuit may also be a viable option. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

How Much Does a Durham Motorcycle Accident Attorney Cost?

After enduring something as stressful as a motorcycle accident, you should not have to worry about the cost of a lawyer. At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, we work with our clients on a contingency fee basis which means that they do not owe us an attorney’s fee unless we get them compensation.2  We focus on trying to get as much for our clients as possible, as quickly as possible, and do not bill our clients by the hour. This takes the worry of mounting legal fees off your plate as we work to try to get you compensation for your damages and losses.

Where Do Most Motorcycle Accidents Occur in Durham?

The top 5 most dangerous intersections in the Bull City from 2014-2018 all involved NC interstate highways:

  1. I-40/Fayetteville Road near the Streets of Southpoint Mall
  2. I-40/NC 55
  3. I-85/Guess Road
  4. I-40/US 15-501
  5. I-40/NC 54

While these crash-prone intersections are dangerous for all drivers, motorcyclists are undeniably more vulnerable when involved in a crash.

Why Hire Us as Your Durham Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

Hiring an experienced law firm can be essential when dealing with insurance companies for motorcycle accidents. With the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin on your side, you can “tell them you mean business.” Our Durham office attorneys are determined to protect the rights of our motorcycle wreck clients. We have settled $100,000 motorcycle cases in Durham and Fayetteville1, and we have employees who ride themselves and understand the risks of the road. Contact us online today or call us at 1-866-900-7078.

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After being pushed around by the adjusters, I decided to contact James Scott Farrin.
After being pushed around by the adjusters, I decided to contact James Scott Farrin...they educated me [about] the process. They not only worked things out to protect me, they also educated me on what could happen in the future. I recommend them to anyone! 1
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I received excellent care and communication from everyone.
I received excellent care and communication from everyone. … They kept me updated on my case, [and] they even called just to see how I was doing. It was obvious everyone genuinely cared and was going to do what was best for me. 1
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This has been the best experience with a law firm that I’ve experienced.
This has been the best experience with a law firm that I’ve experienced. The communication was great, -and even with COVID-19, the JSF was still working behind the scenes on both of my cases. I’m truly satisfied with the services that were provided to me and my family. 1

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