Fayetteville Motorcycle Accident Attorney
In 2018, Cumberland County had 174 reported crashes involving motorcycles. The result was 183 injuries and 8 deaths. The statistics say it all: if you’re in a motorcycle accident, it’s very likely you’ll be injured.
A Fayetteville motorcycle accident attorney can help you protect your rights and seek the compensation you may deserve.
What Should I Do After a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle crashes, as noted above, tend to involve injuries. At the scene, call 911. Following the accident, you should absolutely seek medical attention as soon as possible. (If appropriate, get pictures of the property damage and your injuries. These may help your case later.)
Seeking treatment for your injury accomplishes two things. First, it will hopefully put you on the road to recovery and give you some relief. Second, it creates a track record of your injury. An insurance company isn’t likely going to compensate you for an injury that you never treat.
Can I Still File a Claim If I Wasn’t Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet?
Yes! North Carolina’s contributory negligence doctrine does not apply to helmet usage on a motorcycle. Your claim for compensation may not be affected by your not wearing a helmet, though you may be cited if you were not wearing one at the time of the crash.
How Can I Prove That I Wasn’t at Fault for My Motorcycle Accident?
In personal injury law, the person who is injured must prove that their injury resulted from someone else’s negligence. Many people believe that the accident report is the last word on fault in a motorcycle accident, but that’s not necessarily true.
In traffic collisions, there’s potentially evidence that can be gathered, possible witnesses to question, and an officer on the scene. A motorcycle accident attorney in Fayetteville knows what evidence to look for and how to try to find it. Your attorney can work with you, law enforcement, and others as necessary – such as accident reconstruction specialists and medical experts – to build your case.
What Is the Trend in Motorcycle Accidents in Fayetteville?
Despite a dip in 2016, Cumberland County motorcycle accidents seem to be holding relatively steady. For the five years ending in 2018, the average number of accidents per year was 191. The highest number during that span was 2015, with 218 crashes, with the low being the following year in 2016 with just 172.
If you’ve been injured by someone else’s negligence, seek help from a motorcycle accident attorney in Fayetteville, NC
Why Hire Us as Your Fayetteville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
We understand the challenges riders face on the road. Distracted or careless drivers pose a real threat, and for riders, that threat can be much greater than a simple fender bender. It’s a life-changing injury. The motorcycle accident lawyers at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin are prepared to fight for you, protect your rights, and seek the compensation you may deserve for your injuries. Call us any time, 24/7, at 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation or contact our Fayetteville office for more information.