Seeking Compensation For Morehead City Motorcycle Accident Survivors
North Carolina is a beautiful state for riding motorcycles. Unfortunately, the roads can also prove dangerous for motorcycle riders. Reckless and negligent drivers are everywhere, and innocent riders are often their victims.
At Murrelle, Hughes & Majstoravich, P.A., we represent motorcycle riders who suffered serious injuries in accidents. We have a team of experienced motorcycle accident and car accident lawyers who serve clients in Morehead City and the surrounding communities. They treat you with the respect you deserve as they advocate for your right to fair compensation.
What Compensation Can I Recover?
The damages in motorcycle crashes are often very high since motorcycle riders do not have the safety of a steel cage around them. Some common damages we recover include:
- Ambulance bills
- Hospital stays
- Doctor’s office copays
- Prescription medications
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Pain and suffering
The sooner you speak with a personal injury attorney, the more accurate an idea they can give you about the value of your claim. We’re here to not only provide insights into your entitlements but also to shed light on the array of choices at your disposal following a motorcycle accident. Let us take a look into the details of your situation with a free legal consultation so you can make informed decisions about your rights and potential steps forward.
What Are Common Causes Of Motorcycle Accidents?
Though outside factors can contribute to accidents on the road, the reality is that most motorcycle accidents are caused by human negligence and can easily be avoided if individuals remain focused on the road and practice safe driving. Common causes of motorcycle accidents our team has seen include:
- Unsafe lane changes
- Left-turn accidents
- Intoxicated driving
- Car doors
- Lane splitting
- Dangerous road conditions
- Motorcycle defects
- Inexperienced drivers
- Sudden stops
Motorcyclists often experience catastrophic injuries, or long-lasting and sometimes permanent injuries, after accidents. Examples of catastrophic injuries include:
- Spinal cord Injuries
- Neck injuries
- Head and brain trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
Though often motor vehicle drivers are found responsible for accidents, other parties can be liable, too. Motorcycle manufacturers can be responsible for damages if a faulty part contributed to the accident, like broken brakes. Similarly, local governments can be guilty if their failure to repair damaged or loose roads is what caused the motorcycle accident.
What Are North Carolina’s Contributory Negligence Laws?
In a motorcycle accident, proving who was at fault can make or break your case. Pure contributory negligence, as defined by the law of North Carolina, prohibits accident victims from suing for damages if they were even slightly at fault for the collision. While your personal insurance coverage could potentially offer you some compensation, it might not fully cover all your expenses.
Why Should I Hire A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?
When it comes to establishing who’s at fault, you need an experienced attorney to fight for your compensation. Many law officers, claims adjusters, insurance lawyers, and even judges or jurors are quick to place blame for a car crash on the rider, even if you had nothing to do with it.
Our experienced personal injury lawyers are well-versed in the North Carolina legal landscape and the strategies that can protect your right to compensation. You need us to stand up for you and your rights under the law.
Set Up A Free Personal Injury Consultation With A Motorcycle Accident Attorney
After a motorcycle crash, please contact the motorcycle accident lawyers at Murrelle, Hughes & Majstoravich, P.A. We work on a contingency fee basis and offer your first confidential personal injury consultation for free. Get yours by calling 252-515-7036 or by using our online contact form.