Charlotte Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Have you been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident?
The severe injuries or loss of a loved one because of a motorcycle accident can lead to serious physical, emotional and financial harm. At The Nye Law Group, our Charlotte motorcycle accident lawyers are committed to helping motorcycle victims and their families obtain the compensation they need to put their life back together. We have decades of experience helping injury victims recover millions in compensation that helped pay for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Because you have only a limited amount of time to file a claim, you should contact our team as soon as possible to schedule a free, no obligation consultation to discuss the merits of your claim.
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Why Hire a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
Dealing with the insurance company after a motorcycle accident can be a complicated process. The insurer may have a misplaced assumption that riding a motorcycle means the rider has assumed a certain level of risk on the roads.
At The Nye Law Group, we know that motorcyclists deserve the same amount of respect on the road as any other motorist and that they too should be treated equally by the insurance company.
With our team of accomplished Charlotte motorcycle accident lawyers on your side, we can make sure your best interests are protected throughout the claims process. We will explain all of your options for recovering the compensation you need, whether through an insurance settlement or a personal injury lawsuit.
In order to do this, we will conduct an independent investigation into the accident to determine what caused the accident and who was at fault. We will:
- Review the accident and police reports
- Analyze evidence gathered from the accident scene, including photos and videos
- Review your medical records and injuries with medical experts to determine the extent of your injuries and how they will impact your life
- Reconstruct the accident scene
- Investigate the other motorist’s driving history
- Communicate with the insurance company on your behalf.
You can trust that our team will utilize our full resources to investigate your claim and will guide you through every step of the process.
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Fighting for the Compensation You Deserve
Because of the lack of protections offered by motorcycles, accidents can cause devastating injuries. Our attorneys have experience handling cases involving:
- Road rash
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Broken bones
These injuries can require expensive medical care and may change the victim’s life forever. Because of this, our team is dedicated to helping you get the maximum compensation you need to cover all of the damages you have suffered. This can include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages from missed time at work
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life
As skilled negotiators and litigators, our Charlotte motorcycle accident lawyers will not accept any settlement offer that does not meet your needs. If necessary, we are willing to take a case to court in order to recover the compensation you deserve.
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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents are often the caused by negligent motorists who fail to obey traffic laws or are not paying proper attention to the road. Some of the most common causes can include:
- Swerving in front of or cutting off a motorcyclist
- Failing to yield when appropriate
- Failing to leave enough space between vehicles
- Failing to see a motorcyclist
- Driving while under the influence
- Distracted driving
- Careless or reckless driving
- Road defects or poor road maintenance
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident, our team will work tirelessly to investigate the accident and determine if the at fault driver engaged in any of these or other negligent behaviors. If so, you may have grounds to file a legal claim seeking compensation for your injuries or loss.
Taking Legal Action After an Accident
Through a free, no obligation consultation, our Charlotte motorcycle accident lawyers can advise you of your legal options after a motorcycle accident. In certain circumstances it may be in your best interest to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party in order to get the compensation you need to cover the full cost of your injuries or the death of a loved one.
In order to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit, our attorneys will have to prove that the other party’s negligence was a direct cause of your injuries. This will include gathering evidence to show:
- The at-fault motorist was required by law to operate a vehicle with reasonable care, which is also known as a duty of care. This includes following all traffic and safety laws.
- The motorist breached this duty of care by acting irresponsibly and causing the accident.
- That breach or negligent behavior directly caused you harm
North Carolina has strict laws in place for determining who was negligent in causing an accident. We are among a handful of states that follows a pure contributory negligence law. This means that if a victim is even partially to blame for causing their injuries, he or she will be barred from recovering compensation.
However, there are some rare exceptions to the rule, with which our Charlotte motorcycle accident lawyers are familiar. If you believe you may have a case, you should not wait to contact The Nye Law Group to schedule a free, no obligation consultation and learn more about your legal options.
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Can I File a Claim if I was Not Wearing a Helmet?
According to North Carolina’s helmet law, the operator and all passengers on a motorcycle are required to wear a helmet that is properly strapped into place and complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
Although all motorcyclists must wear a helmet, North Carolina General Statutes section 20-140.4 states that a failure to do so is not considered negligence in any civil action. This means that a person’s failure to wear a helmet cannot be used against them in a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
What if the State is Liable for My Accident?
In some situations, the state or local government may have caused an accident. This can include situations in which a government-owned vehicle or a police officer caused an accident.
It can also include situations in which a road is poorly built or maintained, as motorcycles are particularly susceptible to imperfections in a roadway, such as potholes, uneven lanes, loose gravel, large cracks, steep shoulder drop-odds and more.
Under the State Tort Claims Act, citizens are allowed to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the state despite its sovereign immunity from most lawsuits. All claims against any state department are handled by the Industrial Commission.
If your accident involved the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County or the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, you must submit a written Notice of Claim with the Risk Management Office. Accidents involving a city, county or education vehicle require a separate form from those of general liability. When filing a claim against the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, your claim must be submitted in writing to the school’s contact person who will forward it to the Risk Management Office.
It is best to speak with a local attorney before submitting your Notice of Claim as it can be a complicated process. However, you should contact our Charlotte motorcycle accident lawyers as soon as possible because there are limitations on how long you have to file a claim.
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North Carolina Statutes of Limitations
If you are considering filing a lawsuit to recover the compensation you deserve, you should not hesitate to contact our Charlotte motorcycle accident lawyers. North Carolina statutes of limitations restrict the amount of time accident victims have to file a claim.
You must file a case within three years of the accident or you will lose your opportunity to file a lawsuit and recover compensation.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, your time-limit for filing a claim is restricted to two years from the date of the person’s death.
These statutes also apply to claims filed against the government.
You should contact a reputable attorney as soon as possible after an accident. Our team of Charlotte motorcycle accident lawyers has decades of experience practicing law in North Carolina and is familiar with all of the laws and statutes relevant to personal injury. We can help you determine which statutes are relevant to your claim.
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Contact Our Charlotte Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
As accomplished personal injury lawyers in Charlotte, our team is committed to fighting for the justice and compensation our clients deserve. This is especially true in motorcycle accident cases, as we know that these types of accidents can cause devastating injuries and loss of life.
If you were injured or lost a loved one, contact our Charlotte motorcycle accident lawyers today to schedule a free consultation. We will review the merits or your claim and discuss your legal options, however, there is no obligation to hire our firm.
If you do choose to go with our firm, we work on a contingency fee basis and will charge no fees unless we recover compensation for you.