Henderson Motorcycle Accident Lawyer on Your Side
It would be nice if, every time you thought of Henderson and motorcycles, it was about the classic bike company or a sale at Brewer Cycles. Unfortunately, riders get injured all the time by negligent drivers in Henderson motorcycle wrecks, and they need someone to defend their best interests.
If you’ve been injured, the at-fault driver is responsible for making you financially whole. We have the talent, experience, and resources to help, and we offer a free case evaluation.
Are Motorcycle Wrecks in Henderson Common?
Henderson is an hour and a world away from Raleigh. With only about 45,000 residents, you might expect to be able to take your motorcycle out and enjoy the city without constantly worrying about reckless drivers. But with the interstate nearby, there’s plenty of traffic from all over. And, during events like the Vance County Regional Fair, outsiders also congregate from across the area.
From 2018-19, there was a nearly 9% increase statewide in motorcycle crashes resulting in fatalities, and Vance County was not immune to its share of wrecks and injuries. Now it’s your health and financial future on the line.
A Nationwide Crisis
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are at serious risk on the roads. In 2019, motorcyclists were four times more likely to be injured in a wreck than occupants of a passenger vehicle. And when motorcyclists get injured, the consequences can be dire. In 2019, motorcyclists were 29 times more likely to die in a wreck than those in a passenger vehicle.
Do I Need to Wear a Helmet?
As you can see from the numbers above, motorcyclists in Henderson, North Carolina, and across the country get injured a lot and get injured seriously. Those risks won’t stop you from taking a thrilling ride, but wear protective gear – especially a helmet. A DOT-approved helmet must be worn by all passengers and drivers.
What Are Common Ways Motorcyclists in Henderson Get Injured?
There are a number of ways that motorcycle riders can be injured by reckless drivers of passenger vehicles. This includes, first and foremost, when a negligent car driver turns left into the path of an oncoming motorcycle. This all-too-common occurrence creates a head-on collision for the motorcycle rider and drastically increases the rider’s prospects of suffering a catastrophic injury.
But any collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle can create disastrous consequences for motorcycle riders and passengers. In one Vance County hit-and-run, a child passenger on a motorcycle was hurt when a vehicle struck the motorcycle from behind. This was on US 39, but negligent drivers can be anywhere. An accident can happen at any point, too. The victim injured in the US 39 accident was riding on a motorcycle for the first time.
What Damages Might I Receive After a Motorcycle Wreck?
If you or a loved one was injured in a Henderson motorcycle wreck, you may be entitled to compensation to try to make you financially whole. Trying to hold the guilty party accountable for their behavior is an important act as we fight to increase motorist awareness of motorcyclists rightfully enjoying the road.
A negligent driver may owe you compensation after a crash, including:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
Henderson Motorcycle Wrongful Death Claims
When your loved one is killed in a wreck, a motorcycle accident lawyer in Henderson can help you seek justice. If your family is entitled to compensation, we want to get it for you. You may need compensation to cover new and ongoing expenses in the absence of your loved one.
In addition to the damages above, you may be owed:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of support
- Loss of future income
- Loss of benefits, such as health insurance
There may also be damages for non-monetary losses, such as the loss of companionship and affection. If you’ve suffered tragedy, a motorcycle accident lawyer in Henderson can help you pursue a motorcycle wrongful death claim.
Can a Henderson Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Fight the Insurance Company for Me?
The at-fault driver probably has insurance. That means you’ll likely be seeking compensation for your injuries from the insurance company by way of the insurance adjuster. And the insurance adjuster is not your friend.
You don’t want to talk to the insurance adjuster without your Henderson motorcycle accident attorney by your side. The insurance adjuster is protecting the insurance company’s interests, and you should assume the insurance company is interested in paying you as little as possible. To try to accomplish this, your adjuster may ask you for a recorded interview, during which they will be on high alert for any signs that you might have contributed to the accident in some way.
Under North Carolina’s contributory negligence rule, injured victims may be completely barred from compensation if they were even 1% at fault in the accident. There’s not much that can’t be argued with the benefit of hindsight, and the insurance adjuster is trained in ferreting out the slightest hints of possible fault. You want to level the playing field with a highly-trained authority in the law with the knowledge and skill to fight back.
Learn More: Injured by an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist?
Why Hire One of Our Henderson Motorcycle Accident Attorneys?
We understand how difficult your life can become after a serious motorcycle accident in Henderson. Let a motorcycle accident lawyer guide you or a loved one through a challenging ordeal. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of our clients who are facing serious injuries from motorcycle wrecks.
Put your trust in our skill, experience, and resources:
Skill: The 60+ attorneys on our team are recognized professionals. Since 1997, our firm has recovered over $1.6 billion in total compensation for more than 60,000 people.1
Experience: Many of our attorneys and paralegals have inside experience from working on the insurance defense side. Our attorneys know how to take on the insurance company.
Resources: You shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden of trying to relieve your financial burden. We have the resources to front all expenses of your case so you can fight for what’s right. And to try to ensure our clients never have to wait around, we’ve used our resources to develop patented technology and processes for managing your case and keeping you informed throughout.
Learn More: No attorney’s fee unless we win2
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