Greensboro Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
For those who ride, the roads are more dangerous. In 2018 in Guilford County, there were 148 motorcycle crashes, versus 14,764 total crashes. So, motorcycle crashes were only about 1% of the total. However, those motorcycle crashes resulted in 139 injuries and 10 deaths. Fully 94% of motorcycle crashes resulted in injuries, and 6% resulted in deaths. Motorcycle crashes only account for 1% of the total crashes in Guilford County, but they account for 6% of the fatalities.
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash, contact the Greensboro motorcycle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin.
Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents
There are a few common motorcycle accident injuries that we see fairly often as motorcycle accident lawyers. The two that spring immediately to mind are:
Road Rash: when bikers fall on the road at speed, they can receive road rash injuries.
Limb Fractures: during a crash, motorcycle riders’ limbs are exposed to greater risk than drivers in cars.
What Should I Do If I Was Seriously Injured in a Motorcycle Accident?
First and foremost, seek medical attention. The faster you seek treatment for your injuries, the better chance you may have of a full recovery. By seeking medical treatment, you also create a record of your injuries. As Greensboro motorcycle accident lawyers, we cannot stress enough how vital this can be to your claim for potential compensation. If you do not seek care, the insurance company may deny or reduce any compensation offer – if you can’t prove you’ve been injured, why would they compensate you?
Once you have sought medical care, we recommend speaking to an experienced motorcycle accident injury lawyer. The insurance company is going to be calling, and they’ll likely want a recorded statement. Before you speak to them, call us.
Is Lane Splitting Legal in Greensboro?
It’s more correct to say that it is not technically illegal, but there are other regulations that can be easily violated by the act of lane splitting. There is no current statute specifically outlawing the act of riding between vehicles or lanes. Even so, this may end in a reckless driving or some other form of citation, depending on circumstances, if observed by law enforcement – or worse if the cars you’re riding between do not see you! Lane-splitting can be risky so it’s probably best not to do it unless it’s necessary to avoid a collision.
If you’re injured in an accident that happens while you’re lane splitting, contact our Greensboro motorcycle accident attorneys immediately.
Is Helmet Wearing Required in Greensboro, NC?
North Carolina law requires motorcycle riders to wear DOT-approved helmets. If you decide not to wear a helmet, you can be cited and fined. However, even though North Carolina still holds to the doctrine of contributory negligence, the failure to wear a helmet is NOT generally considered contributory negligence under the law.
If you have questions about contributory negligence in your motorcycle accident, contact our motorcycle accident attorneys in Greensboro.
Why Hire Us as Your Greensboro Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
We understand the additional obstacles that motorcyclists face. Other drivers simply don’t always pay attention, or they “look but fail to see” (LBFS) – an excuse so common that it’s used on police reports. As motorcycle riders are a smaller part of the population, juries may not identify with them when cases go to court.
It’s crucial to have an attorney who understands what riders go through, and how to navigate the legal challenges in order to seek fair and just compensation to which you may be entitled. Not only have we helped many other injured bikers,1 we ride, too. Our Greensboro motorcycle accident lawyers stand ready to protect your rights. Call us any time at 866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation, or contact our Greensboro office for more information.