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Greenville Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Advocating for the Rights of Injured Bikers

Unfortunately, the fact that motorcycles are smaller and less visible than other vehicles on the road puts them at a greater risk of being involved in an accident. In fact, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), motorcyclists are 24 times more likely to die in a crash than occupants in passenger vehicles.

At Lanier Law Group, P.A., our Greenville motorcycle accident lawyers understand that these accidents can result in devastating and fatal injuries. We are here to help you fight for the fair compensation you are owed for your losses.

Contact us at (252) 429-5161 today to discuss your case with a member of our team. We offer free initial consultations.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?

According to the IIHS, there are several common causes of motorcycle accidents. Like other types of motor vehicle accidents, many motorcycle crashes are the result of driver negligence.

Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Driver Negligence: Many motorcycle accidents are caused by distracted, drunk, drowsy, and otherwise negligent drivers.
  • Unsafe Lane Changes: When drivers fail to check their blind spots or use their mirrors properly, they may cause a serious accident when they change lanes.
  • Speeding: Speeding is one of the most common causes of all types of motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycle crashes.
  • Left-Turn Accidents: When drivers are trying to turn left at an intersection or into a driveway, they may fail to see an oncoming motorcycle, causing a serious accident.
  • Dooring: Dooring accidents occur when a driver or passenger opens their car door directly into the path of an oncoming motorcyclist.
  • Poor Road Conditions: When roads are poorly maintained, motorists may have a harder time seeing motorcycles and may be more likely to lose control of their vehicles.
  • Defective Motorcycle Parts: In some cases, motorcycle accidents are caused by defective and dangerous motorcycle parts, such as tires, brakes, and steering systems.
  • Motorcycle Lane-Splitting: Lane-splitting is the practice of riding a motorcycle between two lanes of traffic. While lane-splitting is legal in some states, it is not legal in North Carolina.

What Are the Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries?

When motorcyclists are involved in accidents, they are at a much higher risk of being seriously injured or killed than occupants in other types of vehicles. This is because motorcycles do not offer the same level of protection as cars and trucks.

Some of the most common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents include:

  • Head Injuries: Head injuries, including concussions, skull fractures, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), are common in motorcycle accidents. These injuries can result in long-term complications and may be permanently disabling.
  • Road Rash: When a motorcyclist is thrown from their bike, they may slide along the pavement, causing painful and debilitating road rash. In some cases, road rash may become infected and require extensive medical treatment.
  • Broken Bones: Many motorcyclists suffer broken bones in accidents, particularly in accidents in which they are thrown from their bikes.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Motorcyclists who suffer spinal cord injuries may be partially or completely paralyzed. These injuries are often permanent and require extensive medical treatment.
  • Internal Injuries: Internal injuries, including internal bleeding, are common in motorcycle accidents. These injuries can be life-threatening and may not be immediately apparent.

How Can a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Help?

After a motorcycle accident, it is important to consult with an experienced attorney. At Lanier Law Group, P.A., our Greenville motorcycle accident lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and options and guide you through the process of filing a claim.

We can help you gather the evidence you need to prove fault, including police reports, photos of the accident scene, surveillance footage, and eyewitness testimony. Our team can also help you determine the value of your claim and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. 

If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, our firm can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit. While a lawsuit can never bring your loved one back, it can help you secure the resources you need to move forward after this devastating loss.

Call our office at (252) 429-5161 today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our team.

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*Featured Case Results, Settlements, & Trial Wins From Our Attorneys
  • $5.95 Million Permanent Brain Failure

    Our client had a brick fly off of a utility trailer and go through their windshield and hit her on the face.

  • $4.8 Million Settlement

    A case with multiple plaintiffs who were potentially exposed to a deadly disease while in the hospital.

  • $4.3 Million Head-On Collision

    Personal injury litigation settlement for a client who was involved in a head-on collision with a commercial tractor-trailer.

  • $3.1 Million Birth Injury/Hypoxic Brain Injury

    The OB doctor’s negligence caused a delay in the baby’s birth which resulted in the baby suffering of a severe hypoxic brain injury.

  • $1.8 Million Litigation Settlement

    Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a meat truck.

  • $1.375 Million Medication Overdose/Hospital Negligence

    Our client died following an overdose of medication that occurred as a result of the negligence of the nursery staff while they were in the hospital.

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