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Representing Injured Bikers in Alamance County & Guilford County

Motorcycle riders in Burlington and elsewhere in the state know that they are at a higher risk of being involved in an accident than occupants of other types of vehicles. Motorcycles are harder to see than cars and trucks, and their smaller size makes them less visible to other drivers. This can make it more difficult for other motorists to judge the speed at which a motorcycle is traveling, and it can also make it more difficult for drivers to gauge the distance at which a motorcycle is from their vehicle.

Motorcyclists are also less protected than car and truck occupants. While those riding in cars and trucks are protected by the vehicle's frame, airbags, and other safety features, motorcyclists are exposed to the open road and its dangers. They may be thrown from their bikes and can suffer serious injuries as a result.

If you've been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you need to seek legal representation from a qualified attorney to recover the compensation you may be entitled to. At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we have helped many injured bikers and their families, and we are ready to help you, too.

Call us today at (336) 361-2569 to request a free case review and speak with our Burlington motorcycle accident attorney.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Unfortunately, many motorcycle accidents are caused by negligent motorists. Some common causes of motorcycle accidents involving other drivers include:

  • Driver Inattention or Distraction: Many accidents occur because drivers fail to notice motorcycles due to distractions such as texting, talking on the phone, adjusting the radio, or even daydreaming. Inattention can lead to failure to yield, sudden lane changes, or turning in front of an approaching motorcycle.
  • Unsafe Lane Changes: Drivers may fail to check their blind spots before changing lanes, leading to collisions with motorcycles that are already occupying the adjacent lane.
  • Failure to Yield Right of Way: Motorists may violate the right of way of motorcyclists at intersections, during lane merging, or when making left-hand turns, resulting in crashes.
  • Speeding: Excessive speed reduces a driver's ability to react to unexpected situations, increasing the likelihood of colliding with motorcycles. Speeding also reduces the time available to stop or maneuver to avoid a collision.
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI): Alcohol or drug impairment can significantly impair a driver's judgment, coordination, and reaction time, making them more prone to accidents involving motorcycles.
  • Unsafe Passing: Drivers may attempt to pass motorcycles without leaving sufficient space or misjudge the speed of an approaching motorcycle, leading to sideswipe accidents or forcing the motorcycle off the road.
  • Dooring Accidents: A driver or passenger opening a car door without checking for approaching motorcycles can cause a collision, particularly in urban areas with parallel parking.
  • Drowsy Driving: Fatigued drivers may exhibit impaired judgment, slower reaction times, and decreased awareness of their surroundings, increasing the risk of colliding with motorcycles.
  • Road Hazards: Poor road conditions, such as potholes, debris, uneven surfaces, or slick pavement, pose additional dangers to motorcyclists. Drivers may fail to notice these hazards or may swerve suddenly to avoid them, potentially causing accidents involving nearby motorcycles.
  • Aggressive Driving Behavior: Tailgating, sudden braking, and aggressive maneuvers by motorists can startle or intimidate motorcyclists, leading to accidents.
  • Limited Visibility: Conditions such as fog, rain, or darkness can impair visibility for both drivers and motorcyclists, increasing the risk of accidents, particularly if motorcycles' smaller size makes them harder to see.
  • Failure to Signal: Drivers may neglect to use turn signals or may signal incorrectly, leading to confusion for nearby motorcyclists and increasing the likelihood of accidents during maneuvers.

Common Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, some of which are more serious than others. Some of the most common types of injuries that are caused by motorcycle crashes include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Road rash
  • Internal organ damage
  • Lacerations and cuts
  • Emotional and psychological trauma

Many of these injuries require extensive medical treatment, including surgery and rehabilitation. The injured motorcyclist may be unable to return to work for a significant period of time and may be left with permanent disabilities that prevent him or her from ever returning to work. In the most tragic cases, the motorcyclist may be killed as a result of the accident, and his or her family may be left to deal with the aftermath.

How Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help Me?

Motorcycle accidents can be life-altering events for those who are involved in them. The person who is hit by a car or truck while on a bike can suffer several serious injuries, including broken bones, head injuries, and even spinal cord injuries. In the most tragic cases, the motorcyclist may be killed as a result of the impact, and his or her family may be left to deal with the aftermath.

Motorcycle accident claims can be complex and difficult to handle. The insurance company may place blame on the motorcyclist, arguing that he or she was speeding or was otherwise negligent in causing the accident. The insurer may also offer a low settlement that does not fully compensate the victim for his or her losses.

When you work with a Burlington motorcycle accident attorney, you can get the legal help you need to recover the compensation you need and deserve. At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we can help you by:

  • Investigating the crash to determine its cause and identify the responsible party
  • Helping you file a claim with the appropriate insurance company
  • Calculating the full cost of your damages, including your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering
  • Negotiating with the insurance company to seek a fair settlement on your behalf
  • Representing you in court, if necessary, to seek a judgment in your favor

Our team of legal professionals can handle every aspect of your case, from start to finish. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Call us today at (336) 361-2569 to schedule a free consultation with our Burlington motorcycle accident lawyer. You can also fill out our convenient online contact form.

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