Raleigh North Carolina Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
When someone operating a motorcycle is involved in a collision, with a car or truck, the result is almost always a serious personal injury or a fatality. In most cases, motorcycle accidents are caused by distracted drivers, aggressive drivers or drivers who do not either see or consider a motorcycle in the same way they would a car or larger vehicle.
A lawyer's detailed and careful investigation of a motorcycle accident is key to the representation, and ultimately the success, of a claim for personal injuries resulting from the accident. In addition to our experience at Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC, we employ accident scene reconstruction experts, and other professionals, to assist us in the investigation of motorcycle accident cases.
If you are able, you should gather as much information as possible immediately after any motorcycle accident. This includes photographs of the accident scene, names and contact information of witnesses and any other information that may be helpful to your lawyer.
Many times, in making a claim for recovery for personal injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident in North Carolina, the owner of the motorcycle, or the injured party, does not realize that he or she may have automobile insurance on the motorcycle that is separate from the auto insurance on a personal car or truck. This insurance may cover you as well. However, your insurance company will not advise you of this coverage unless you demand that they do so. A lawyer with experience in handling motorcycle accidents can help ensure you are fully aware of your rights.
A motorcycle accident, where the at-fault driver does not have adequate insurance to fully cover your claim for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and permanent impairment, may require you to make an under-insured motorist (UIM) claim. Our law firm has ample experience in this area of law. If you have two insurance polices, for example, one policy for your motorcycle and one for your personal car or truck, North Carolina law dictates that these polices can be combined to provide you with a greater amount of insurance than you may have realized.
Medical Payments Coverage (Med Pay)
Many auto and motorcycle insurance policies contain a provision for Med Pay coverage. This coverage can be used to pay your medical bills in the event that you are injured, regardless of who is at fault.
Auto Accidents & Insurance Companies: Exposing the Truth
In a recent series of investigative reports concerning auto accidents, CNN's series Anderson Cooper 360 revealed insurance company tactics, known as the "Three Ds" (delay, deny, and defend), when it comes to addressing auto accident claims. The result? Insurance companies have saved billions of dollars by limiting payouts to accident victims.
You can view video of these reports by clicking the links below.
If you have questions or concerns about a motorcycle accident, please contact the North Carolina Motorcycle Accident injury lawyers at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees unless we make a recovery for you. For assistance, call us at (919) 277.0161.
This article regarding Motorcycle Accidents is for informational purposes only and is not legal or medical advice. You may need to seek the advice of an Motorcycle Accident lawyer at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC, that has experience in these matters, to help you, if you have a Motorcycle Accident case.