According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were over 34,000 motorcyclists killed and over 1,222,000 people treated for non-fatal motorcycle accident injuries throughout the United States between 2001 and 2008.
As many motorcyclists practice safe driving habits, there are many motorcyclists who believe the motorcycle rules of North Carolina do not apply to them, thus resulting in extreme damages, injuries, and possible fatalities to these riders. Due to the fact that motorcycles are much smaller than other vehicles and offer little protection, the rider has a greater chance of becoming injured following any type of accident.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys at Lewis & Keller believe that injuries caused by the negligent actions of another individual, must hold these negligent individuals responsible for their actions. Our attorneys have achieved millions in successful verdicts and settlements over the years and will help you to achieve justice.
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Types of Dangerous Motorcycle Actions
At the moment a motorcyclist decides to ride, they are immediately put at a higher risk for being involved in an accident, becoming injured or even death. Furthermore, motorcyclists who decide to perform dangerous maneuvers are put at an even greater chance of suffering from an accident fatality.
Some dangerous maneuvers include:
- Drinking while Driving
- Ignoring Motorcycle Laws
- Lane Splitting
- Multiple Motorcyclists in One Lane
- Not Wearing a DOT-Approved Helmet
- Reckless Driving
- Stunts and Tricks
- Texting while Driving
- Unsafe Lane Changes
- Weaving Through Traffic
Additionally, these motorcyclists who choose to practice these dangerous riding habits are put at an increased risk of tire blowouts, losing control, falling off the bike, and damaging the bike. In general, the causes of motorcycle crashes are due to some form of driver error, thus riders must be aware at all times.
Safety Tips for Motorcyclists
There are many hazards to motorcyclists across our North Carolina roadways, while a large number of these riders ignore these hazards and put themselves in extremely vulnerable situations which can result in accidents. Similar to that of a licensed driver, motorcyclists must also abide by a certain set of traffic laws and be licensed to operate their motorcycle safely on our roadways.
Some safety tips for motorcyclists include:
- Correct Insurance
- Correct Training and Licenses
- Knowledge of traffic laws, rules, and regulations
- Practice Defensive Driving
- Recognizing how to Drive in Different Conditions
- Safety Equipment
- Understanding How the Bike Controls
By recognizing these tips and doing some research, motorcyclists will be able to keep themselves safe across our roadways and enjoy the freedom of riding a motorcycle in North Carolina.
Injuries Caused By Riding Dangerously
The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2011 to 2020 to be the Decade of Action for Road Safety. In North Carolina alone it costs us an average of $1.50 billion in cost for traffic related deaths each year. While one of the most dangerous types of vehicles used to travel on our roadways is the motorcycle.
Some injuries caused by riding dangerously include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Injuries
- Bone Fractures
- Road Rash
- Facial Injuries
- Loss of Limb
- Internal Injuries
- Ankle Injuries
- Hand Injuries
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, it is advised to seek medical attention as soon as possible. By doing so, this will not only identify any unseen injuries and treat any other injuries, but also provide our attorneys with any medical documents needed to formulate a case against the negligent injury causing individual or entity.
Contact Our Winston-Salem Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today
At Lewis & Keller, our attorneys believe that if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault, it is imperative to seek an experienced accident injury lawyer to handle your case. Our law firm’s goal is to take the worries out of your injury compensation litigation, and allow you to concentrate on a full and healthy recovery.
With our primary office located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina we are able to serve throughout the entire state and elsewhere.
Some of the local Winston-Salem areas our attorneys serve include:
- Oak Ridge
If you would like to learn more about our services, or feel that you may have a case, we welcome you to contact our firm at 866-299-1769 today. At our law firm, we operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning we will not charge you for our services unless a successful verdict or settlement has been obtained.
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