Even at similar speeds, motorcycle collisions tend to cause far more severe injuries than most automobile accidents, including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and permanent scarring. These types of severe injuries not only cause very real economic hardships, they also can result in weeks, months, or years of physical pain and mental suffering. The at-fault driver’s insurance company should fairly compensate you for these harms but the reality is that these insurance companies are incentivized to offer you as little as possible in motorcycle crash cases. Our Raleigh attorneys can assist you with standing up to the insurance company and pressing for a full and fair settlement or verdict.
Jury Bias Against Motorcyclists
One of the many reasons that insurance companies often times fight motorcycle cases so vigorously is that they know juries sometimes have a bias against motorcyclists. The truth is that most folks don’t ride motorcycles and tend to think that riders are reckless or dangerous and take the risk of bad injuries when they ride a motorcycle. They can allow this bias to creep into their consideration of a case – even if the Judge instructs them that it shouldn’t. Our attorneys will show that you did everything you could to operate your motorcycle in a safe, prudent manner, including wearing a helmet and protective clothing, and that the real reason the accident occurred was the recklessness of the defendant.
Monetary Compensation Available
If you have sustained serious injuries in a North Carolina motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to recover personal injury compensation for your past and future: (1) medical costs; (2) lost wages; (3) physical, mental, and emotional pain and suffering; (4) temporary and/or permanent disability; and (5) punitive damages if the defendant’s conduct is gross or willful and wanton (such as where he or she was intoxicated while driving).
Our motorcycle collisions attorneys offer free case evaluations to North Carolinians injured across the state. We also represent clients on a contingency fee basis so that you pay no attorneys’ fees unless we recover monetary compensation on your behalf. We will travel to meet with you. Call our firm or visit our contact page to send a confidential email with the facts of your case.