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Wilmington Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Representing Injured Bikers in North Carolina

Motorcyclists are some of the most vulnerable people on the road. Without the protection of a vehicle to shield them, they are exposed to the elements and can easily be injured in a crash. Unfortunately, many drivers don't respect motorcyclists' rights, and bikers are often involved in collisions that are not their fault.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle crash, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. Our team at Lanier Law Group, P.A. is here to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Our Wilmington motorcycle accident lawyers have extensive experience handling personal injury claims, and we have a proven record of success helping clients like you.

Call (910) 613-6983 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

How Do Motorcycle Accidents Happen?

Motorcycle crashes occur for a variety of reasons. In some cases, the motorcyclist is to blame; in others, it is the other driver. In many cases, both parties share some degree of fault. Our Wilmington motorcycle accident lawyers can help you determine who is liable for your injuries and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.

Motorcycle accidents often occur due to the following:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Tailgating
  • Aggressive driving
  • Running red lights
  • Running stop signs
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Distracted driving
  • Dangerous roadways
  • Inclement weather

Motorcycle crashes also occur when other drivers don't see the motorcyclist or fail to yield the right of way. They may merge into the motorcyclist's lane or turn left in front of the motorcyclist. In these cases, the other motorist is usually at fault.

Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

As previously mentioned, motorcyclists are highly vulnerable to injury in a crash. They have very little protection, if any, and are often tossed from their bikes in a collision. Even when they wear helmets and other protective gear, they can still sustain severe injuries.

Some of the most common injuries in a motorcycle accident include:

  • Broken bones
  • Severe lacerations
  • Road rash
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Brain injuries
  • Head and neck injuries

Many of these injuries are life-threatening, and motorcyclists are often killed in a crash. Those who survive may be left with permanent disabilities.

    Motorcycle Laws in North Carolina

    Motorcyclists in North Carolina are required to follow the same traffic laws as other motorists. However, there are additional laws that only apply to motorcyclists.

    Some of the most important motorcycle laws in North Carolina include:

    • Helmet law: All motorcyclists who are under the age of 21 are required to wear a helmet when riding. Motorcyclists who are 21 and older are not required to wear a helmet as long as they have at least $10,000 in medical insurance coverage.
    • Eye protection law: All motorcyclists are required to wear eye protection, regardless of their age.
    • Passenger laws: If you are carrying a passenger on your motorcycle, you are required to have a passenger seat and footrests. Your passenger is also required to wear a helmet.
    • Motorcycle license: You are required to have a valid motorcycle license to operate a motorcycle in North Carolina. To receive a motorcycle license, you must pass a written test, a road sign test, and a skills test. If you are under the age of 18, you must also complete a motorcycle safety course.
    • Insurance laws: All motorists in North Carolina are required to have liability insurance. However, motorcyclists are not required to have insurance. If you are involved in a crash, you can still file a claim with the other motorist's insurance company.

    How Can a Wilmington Motorcycle Accident Attorney Help?

    If you've been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be wondering if you need to hire a lawyer. You are not required to have an attorney, but it is in your best interest to have one. Motorcycle accident claims can be complex, and an experienced attorney can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.

    Our Wilmington motorcycle accident lawyers can assist you with the following:

    • Investigating the crash: We will work to determine who is liable for your injuries. We will also work to gather evidence to support your claim, such as the police report, medical records, and witness statements. This may also involve working with accident reconstruction experts who can help us determine how the crash occurred.
    • Handling all communication: After a crash, the other driver's insurance company will likely contact you and ask for a statement. You should not give one. Anything you say can be used against you. We will handle all communication with the insurance company and fight to protect your rights.
    • Negotiating a settlement: Our team will work to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. We will calculate the value of your claim and make sure all your current and future expenses are taken into account. If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, we are prepared to take your case to trial.

    Contact us today at (910) 613-6983 to request a free case evaluation.

    We Fight for Our Clients

    *Featured Case Results, Settlements, & Trial Wins From Our Attorneys
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      A case with multiple plaintiffs who were potentially exposed to a deadly disease while in the hospital.

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

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      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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