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Motorcycle Accidents

Call Hull & Chandler, if you or a loved one was injured or a loved one died in a bike accident.

In Charlotte and across North Carolina, motorcycles represent an exciting way to experience the open road. But most riders understand they face the risk of getting hit by a distracted or drunk driver, whether cruising along I-77 or Independence Boulevard. Accidents involving motorcycles and larger vehicles happen every day. Even in a minor accident, a motorcyclist or a passenger can sustain serious, life-changing injuries. With so much at stake in a motorcycle wreck, it’s wise to consult with a highly skilled Charlotte personal injury attorney. Call 704-375-8488 for a free consultation.

Motorcycle accidents are among the most serious types of accidents handled by Hull & Chandler, P.A. That’s because injuries resulting from a motorcycle crash are rarely minor. Unlike drivers and passengers in car accidents, motorcycle operators and their passengers have little protection from the impact of a crash. Such accidents may result in a paralyzing spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury (TBI), broken bones and other serious injuries.

What causes motorcycle accidents in North Carolina?

A motorcycle accident can happen for a number of different reasons in North Carolina. Our experienced attorneys understand that some contributing factors in motorcycle accidents are more common than others. Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Car or truck moves into motorcyclist’s right of way.
  • A driver is distracted in some form or another (sending text messages or driving while intoxicated, for example).
  • Reckless driving or speeding by another motorist.
  • Road defects, such as bumps, potholes, gashes, loose gravel or debris.

Studies have found that motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in an accident than occupants of other motor vehicles and five times more likely to be injured. A fatal injury may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. Too much is at stake in a motorcycle accident to try to deal with the insurance companies on your own. It’s important to retain a qualified attorney who can protect your rights.

We can help you recover compensation for damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of wages, property damage and more. Call us today to discuss your accident and find out how we can help maximize your recovery.

One big reason why you may be better off with a lawyer on your side: the insurance company. Unfortunately, insurance companies often try to shift blame to the motorcycle rider, even when a driver is clearly at fault. In many cases, we hear about drivers who “fail to see” the motorcyclist. The insurance carrier for the at-fault driver may argue the motorcyclist was somehow operating recklessly.  If they do try to offer compensation, it may be in the form of a quick, early settlement that doesn’t take into account the long-term cost of the accident.

We are well aware of the tactics used by some insurance companies to keep compensation to a minimum. You deserve an attorney in North Carolina who will take on the insurance company and demand full and fair compensation. At Hull & Chandler, P.A., we’re dedicated to obtaining injury victims the compensation they need and deserve after their accident.

The days, weeks and months after an accident can be overwhelming. Hold careless drivers accountable for their reckless behavior. Contact Hull & Chandler, P.A., for a free case consultation. Call 704-375-8488 today. We proudly serve motorcycle accident victims in Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, Union County, Cabarrus County, Gaston County and other counties throughout North Carolina.