National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Drops Motorcyclists from 2013 Top Ten Most Wanted List
Motorcycle safety typically involves the use of helmets and safe driving techniques. Beginning in 2010, the NTSB started including motorcyclists in their list of top safety priorities, recommending mandatory state helmet laws and a focus on crash prevention across the United States based on motorcycle accident statistical data. If you suffer injuries in a motorcycle accident caused by the negligence of other parties, you need a North Carolina motorcycle accident attorney with the experience and resources to fully investigate the details behind your accident.
As of 2013, the NTSB Most Wanted List no longer mentions motorcycles in any capacity, which can be a source of pride for lawmakers and motorcyclists. However, both motorcyclists and drivers of other vehicles need to continue their focus on sharing the road safely. The fact remains that drivers of larger vehicles often fail to see motorcycles, resulting in lane changes and intersection incidents that can easily cause severe injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists and their passengers. In addition, by taking the state-approved motorcycle safety course in North Carolina, motorcyclists can learn valuable methods for reducing visibility issues – and severe accidents.
Unfortunately, even motorcyclists who follow all safety techniques can face challenges when pursuing insurance claims or taking other legal actions to protect their rights to compensation. After obtaining medical attention, motorcyclists should seek advice and support from an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer in North Carolina. An attorney with experience in this area of the law can help dispel any preconceived notions about motorcyclists held by insurers, judges or juries to ensure you receive fair treatment.
At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we can help support your interests in an insurance claim or settle your claim through negotiation. However, we are fully prepared to fight your case in court when needed. Call us at 855.234.7619 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.