Winston-Salem Motorcycle Accident Attorney
North Carolina Motorcycle Accidents
People who are injured while riding a motorcycle are seldom at fault. It is very common for other cars to not see them and run into them. But there is a bias against motorcycle riders, and they are often blamed for getting in the way.
The attorneys of Maynard & Harris Attorneys at Law, PLLC can take your side after a motorcycle accident. In more than 45 combined years of work in auto accident litigation throughout the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area, we have successfully handled many motorcycle accident cases. We offer a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer, and do all later work on contingency, charging no attorneys' fees until you receive compensation from a settlement or jury verdict. Contact us.
Any motorcycle crash will probably cause a very serious injury, such as a head injury, wrongful death, or other tragedy. The family of the injured person deserves compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and all other consequences. Getting all the money you need requires showing that the motorcycle rider was not to blame for the crash.
Despite the public image of motorcycle riders as menaces, they are not found liable for accidents more often than are automobiles. It is simply much more common for other drivers to be at fault. But during a trial, a lawyer must work hard to convince jurors that the motorcycle rider wasn't "asking for it."
It takes an experienced trial lawyer to persuade jurors to overcome their biases. In addition, insurance companies and other defendants know of the bias against motorcycle riders, and often offer less of a settlement as a result. But when facing an experienced trial lawyer, they may offer more money rather than risk going to court.
At Maynard & Harris Attorneys at Law, PLLC, we are well-known for our extensive experience in both trials and settlement negotiations. We can deal with even the most challenging issues that come up in motorcycle accident litigation, such as uninsured and underinsured motorist matters. See our Attorney Profiles to read about our lawyers' qualifications.
North Carolina has a helmet law, but whether you were wearing one or not is not admissible evidence in motorcycle accident litigation. That is, if you were not wearing a helmet and got in an accident, it will not count against you. You will not be found more liable for the accident and it will not affect your recovery.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We do all cases on contingency, meaning that we charge no attorneys' fees until a settlement or verdict is won.
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