Have you been involved in a motorcycle accident in Greensboro?
At Schlosser & Pritchett we handle all types of motorcycle accident cases involving injuries from road rash and broken bones to catastrophic brain, head and spinal cord injuries. We are sensitive to the effects these injuries have on your health, your job, your future and your family. As a dedicated team of Greensboro motorcycle accident lawyers, we consider all these factors when fighting for fair compensation.
Whether a negligent driver forced your bike off the road or ran into it, we can help protect your rights and explain your legal options. If you have lost a loved one to a motorcycle accident and are seeking a wrongful death claim, we will fight hard for the survivors who may be suffering not only an emotional loss, but a financial one as well.
North Carolina Motorcycle Accident Statistics
All motorcyclists in North Carolina must wear a helmet, which can dramatically reduce your risk of brain and spinal cord injuries. While helmets and motorcycle apparel offer some protection, riders and passengers can till sustain serious injuries. In 2007, per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclists were about 37 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA).
Additionally, according to the NHSTA, 5,290 motorcyclists were killed nationally in 2008 – 159 those in North Carolina. Approximately 148,000 motorcyclists have died in traffic crashes since 1966, when the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act created the first federal standards for motor vehicles.
Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
If you drive a motorcycle long enough, most motorcyclists have either been hit by a car or had a close call. Often, we hear “I never saw him.” According to studies by the NHSTA, nearly one-third of all motorcycle crashes are caused by a driver who never saw the motorcycle.
At the Law Firm of Schlosser & Pritchett, we have handled a wide variety of motorcycle accidents. Some of the most common causes are:
- Car or truck moves into motorcyclist’s right of way
- Driver distraction (texting, cell phone, etc)
- Reckless driving or speeding
- Motorcycle defects such as bad breaks or tires
- Road defects such as potholes, bumps
Schlosser & Pritchett – Responsive Greensboro Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
It is required by law that you have motorcycle insurance in North Carolina. You must carry a minimum for personal injury and for property damage liability.
Chances are the insurance company will try to blame the motorcyclist. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident due to someone else’s negligence, talk only to your insurance company. If the other party’s insurance company tries to contact you, we suggest you talk to a North Carolina motorcycle attorney first. Otherwise, you could jeopardize your claim by providing information the insurance company can later use against you.
In a wrongful death case, we understand that no amount of money will compensate you for your loss. At the same time, do not allow yourself to be financially ruined by someone else’s negligence.
Call 336.292.4076 or use the convenient online form at the right of the page to submit your information, and we will contact you promptly.