Our Outer Banks motorcycle accident lawyer at Glover Law Firm, Danny Glover, Jr., sees a troubling trend: Motorcycle accidents have increased across the state. At the same time, other types of traffic accidents have decreased. More than 3,200 motorcycle accidents happen in the state each year. Many of these crashes cause bodily injuries and deaths.
If you have been injured or lost a family member in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, talk to attorney Danny Glover, Jr. He will explain to you your legal rights. Danny has, for over 20 years, helped injured motorcyclists and their families throughout Northeastern North Carolina, including Elizabeth City, Currituck County, Dare County and the Outer Banks.
Motorcycle Accidents Are More Likely to Cause Injury
There may be nothing better than being in the open air, enjoying the sun and scenery of North Carolina’s Outer Banks with a motorcycle ride down N.C. 12. However, riding a motorcycle also provides less protection as driving other types of vehicles.
When motorcycle riders are involved in an accident, they can suffer severe head injuries, neck injuries, back injuries and other traumatic injuries. Motorcyclists also can be paralyzed or permanently disabled in a crash with another motor vehicle.
Motorcycle accidents account for 13 percent of total traffic fatalities in the U.S, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Based on miles traveled, motorcyclists also are about 25 times more likely than occupants of passenger cars to die in a traffic accident.
Causes of North Carolina Motorcycle Accidents
Circumstances that often cause motorcycle accidents on the Outer Banks and elsewhere in Northeastern North Carolina are other drivers:
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Driving too fast for conditions
- Failure to reduce speed
- Aggressive driving
- Alcohol use
- Failure to yield right of way
- Disregarding traffic signs or signals
- Crossing the center line
- Improper lane changes
In many cases, motorcyclists are hit by other motorists that do not see them. Too often, other motorists simply aren’t looking out for motorcycles.
Motorcyclists have the same rights and privileges as drivers of other motor vehicles. If another driver has caused you to be injured in a motorcycle accident on the Outer Banks or elsewhere in Northeastern North Carolina, Glover Law Firm will work hard to make sure your rights are protected.
Danny Glover, Jr. will seek to secure all of the money you deserve. Don’t let a negligent motorist’s insurance company try to shift the blame for the accident to you. Insurance companies are out to minimize your claim. At Glover Law Firm, our goal is to get you all of the money the law says you are entitled to.
Contact Our Outer Banks Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle accident lawyer Danny Glover, Jr. has practiced personal injury motorcycle law in North Carolina for over 20 years. He has obtained some of the largest verdicts and settlements in Northeastern North Carolina for motorcycle injury victims and their families. At Glover Law Firm, we never get paid for our services unless we get money for our clients.
Modified Transcript of “North Carolina Motorcycle Wreck Accident Lawyer” for the Hearing Impaired
Hey. I’m Danny Glover with Glover Law Firm. Thanks for visiting my website. The page you’re on now is some general information about motorcycle accidents. Feel free to look around the website, blog posts to find more specific answers about other areas. I want to use this video to show you how we approach motorcycle wrecks differently than any other type of automobile or car wreck. Motorcycle wrecks are unique in that number one, there is a certain problem that the public has with the perception of motorcycle riders. We have to approach the case in such a way that we can easily and naturally overcome the stigma of being some sort of daredevil or risk taker for riding a motorcycle. The fact of the matter is, motorcycles are very safe. Most motorcycle riders are very safe motorcycle operators.
The problem is, the other people around them not properly paying attention. In nine times out of 10, that’s what causes my clients’ motorcycle wrecks is the other drivers in attention, distraction. We have to make sure that we interview all of the witnesses, gather all of the physical evidence, utilize experts as necessary including human factors experts. These are experts who understand the science of how people see, perceive, react to certain stimulus, to certain things going on in their immediate environment so that we can show that this was not at all your fault. That this was totally the fault of the other driver. Then the other part that we have to deal with on a motorcycle wreck is typically the severity of the injury. By their nature, motorcycle riders are much less protected than someone inside of the cage of an automobile or truck.
We typically deal with much worse injuries to extremities. I’ve handled cases where legs have been amputated for motorcycle riders. I’ve handled cases where the motorcycle rider has lost the use of an arm. Head injuries can be very bad when the helmet helps save the life but it can’t completely protect from the concussion going on inside of the skull of the brain being bounced around and being damaged severely. We have to understand the mechanics of what’s going on internally with the motorcycle rider so that we can well show the level and nature and extent of injury.
I’ve worked with a number of neurosurgeons and neuro-psychologists in past motorcycle cases to show how these brain injuries affect the life and the employment opportunities of my clients because oftentimes, with a brain injury, the person looks fine when you look at them. What is injured is something that you can’t see. That can be difficult to effectively prove. That’s one way that the motorcycle accident cases differ from the car accident cases. The other is the timing of these wrecks. Oftentimes, these wrecks are happening in the summer because motorcyclists don’t want to be riding when it’s bitter cold winter, windy, rainy conditions. They’re here in the summer time, the spring and the fall when all of the tourists are here.
That causes some logistical problems because the tourists then go, “Our witnesses are now out of state.” The people who caused the wreck are now gone from the state. We have to utilize certain methods to track them down properly and effectively so that we can utilize their affidavits and their testimony at trial properly in a way that those are admissible into evidence and can be used to prove the value of your claim. If you have any questions at all about your motorcycle wreck, please feel free to call me. 252-299-5300 or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be more than happy to talk to you.