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EXPERIENCED, LOCAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS THROUGHOUT NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, AND VIRGINIA
Our Team Proudly Fights for the Victims of Motorcycle Accidents
Unfortunately, many motorists see motorcycle riders a nuisance, when they’re only trying to get from one place to another like everyone else, safe and sound. Common misconceptions and a poor education of how motorcycle riders see the road, leads to blame being placed on their end when accidents take place.
At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban, we know what to look for when investigating any motorcycle accidents, and we take any step necessary to make sure that any doubt is swiftly put to rest. Our knowledgeable attorneys provide everything that our clients need to have the best possible advantages when attempting to recover the maximum compensation for any medical bills or future financial losses.
According to Forbes, the number of motorcycle deaths is down, but in 2017 alone, nearly 5,000 people were killed on a motorcycle, and fatalities are taking place 28 times more frequently than those of passenger-vehicles.
It’s also extremely important to remember to wear a helmet whenever you, or a loved one, plans to operate a motorcycle as it’s not only the law, but can certainly help aid in the effort to protect you if there is a crash.
Click below to review the helmet laws in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia
Contact Experienced Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys!
We pursue all theories of liability and all sources of insurance coverage
Often, your insurance company will either try to deny a claim or offer a quick settlement that falls short of your long-term needs. If fault is disputed, we use the services of investigators and accident reconstruction specialists to get to the scene and preserve important evidence.
- Did the driver turn left, pull out, switch lanes or otherwise fail to yield the right of way?
- Was the driver distracted by a passenger or cell phone call?
- Did the actions of a third driver force the motorcycle into the path of a car?
- Was there a defect in the motorcycle that contributed to the crash?
- Was the city or state negligent in design or maintenance of the road?
If the other driver is not insured or had a minimum liability policy, we pursue compensation under your uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance coverage. In the case of a passenger injured in a motorcycle accident, we may even look to a homeowner’s policy to ensure that our clients are not saddled with enormous medical bills.
Motorcycle crashes commonly result in head injury and brain damage, severe back or neck injury, mangled limbs, and other permanent disability. You should always wear a motorcycle helmet that meets federal standards. Depending on the laws of your state, failure to wear a helmet may limit the damages available to you in a negligence lawsuit.
Helmet Laws in North Carolina
In North Carolina, any motorcycle rider is required by law to wear a helmet that meets any and every federal standard put in place to ensure safety. However, it’s important to note, that failure to do so, doesn’t automatically aid in the factor of contributory negligence on behalf of the driver.
Helmet Laws in South Carolina
In South Carolina, any person operating a motorcycle who is also under the age of 21, must wear a helmet that is approved by the state. If one fails to properly adhere to the rule, and is not wearing a helmet, it can certainly aid in the question of negligence. South Carolina has modified laws on comparative fault, and how it limit’s the riders’ recovery going forward.
Helmet Laws in Virginia
In Virginia, any person riding a motorcycle is required by law to be wearing a helmet that meets or exceeds the requirements that were set in place by the federal Department of Transportation, or another reputable body of their stature. However, similar to North Carolina, having no helmet is not a direct act of contributory negligence.
Our Lawyers Are Standing By to Help With Motorcycle Accident Claims!
Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban will proudly represent any individuals that have been involved in a personal injury matter, all across the Carolinas and Virginia. Call us toll free today at (855) 435-7247, or contact Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban online to schedule your free consultation. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, meaning that until your case is resolved, and you’ve received your financial compensation, you don’t have to pay legal fees.