CHARLOTTE Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Defending Injured Motorcyclists for Nearly a Decade
Motorcycles are more susceptible to crashes than any other motor vehicle. They offer less protection and are less visible than closed vehicles. Bikers are more exposed to weather conditions such as wind and rain. Though it is the job of everyone on the road to watch out for themselves and each other, the unfortunate reality is that people who drive closed vehicles such as cars and trucks are rarely on the lookout for motorcyclists, putting bikers more at risk.
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle crash and someone else is at fault, you have options. Whether or not you were seriously injured, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and lost wages. If you have been seriously injured, we will travel to you at no cost. Attorney Dexter Benoit at Benoit Law Firm, PLLC, brings over a decade of personal injury litigation experience as well as empathy and compassion to every motorcycle accident case, so you’ll be in good hands.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, call our motorcycle accident attorney in Charlotte today at (877) 909-4088 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.
What To Do If You Are Involved in a Motorcycle Accident
Following any accident your first priority should be your safety. Once you are away from immediate danger you should be careful of what you say to the others involved in the accident. If possible, refrain from having emotionally charged conversation until you’ve taken the time to calm down and assess the situation. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident you should:
Move to safety: ensure those involved in the accident are safe from traffic and move away from the roadway if possible
Call the police: be sure to get a police report detailing the accident. Give the police a full account of what happened so the report is extensive enough to support your case in court
Collect evidence: if possible, take photos of the scene and document the involved party’s names and contact details. If there are any witnesses, try to collect their contact details as well
Get medical treatment: consider having an evaluation from a doctor for documentation and treatment of any injuries sustained
Trust the attorneys at Benoit Law Firm with your case and we’ll fight for fair compensation for you
Why Motorcyclists Are More at Risk
In 2016, 5,286 people were killed in motorcycle crashes, a 5.1% increase from 2015 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That same year, motorcyclists were 28 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to die in a crash.
Motorcycle drivers, as well as those who ride scooters and mopeds, must exercise extra caution while driving to avoid becoming another statistic. While it’s possible to minimize risk simply by being extra vigilant, there are other steps motorcyclists can take.
Motorcycle safety tips include:
- Always wear a helmet
- Wear protective gear as well, such as leather jackets, boots, and gloves
- Drive defensively
- Never operate a bike you don’t feel comfortable handling (such as high-performance bikes built for racing or sport)
- Follow traffic laws and ride sober (about half of all accidents involving a single motorcycle are caused by either speeding or alcohol use)
Despite the safety measures motorcyclists take, they may still cause or be involved in a crash caused by another driver’s negligence. Whatever the case, we can help.
For tough but empathetic representation, contact our Charlotte personal injury attorney today.