"I just didn't see him. The motorcycle came out of nowhere."
There is a tendency to blame motorcyclists for a crash: they must have been speeding, or reckless, or drunk. At the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd, we know that automobile drivers cause most motorcycle accidents — people who were inattentive, breaking traffic laws or otherwise negligent.
Winning damages for victims of motorcycle accidents requires the extra effort to put all doubts to rest. Our experienced lawyers put that energy into the crash reconstruction and trial preparation to advocate zealously for you. With the devastating injuries suffered in a cycle crash, we know our clients need every legal advantage to recover full compensation for their medical bills and future losses.
Operator or Passenger in a Motorcycle Accident?
Based in Fayetteville, we represent clients throughout North Carolina and surrounding states. Trial lawyer Wade Byrd brings 25 years of experience and a strong record of verdicts and settlements for personal injury victims. Call us at (910) 401-3590 for a free initial consultation.
Proving Liability in Motorcycle Accidents
Often, your insurance company will either try to deny a claim by blaming you for the accident or offer a quick settlement that falls short of your long-term needs. If fault is disputed, the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd uses investigators and accident reconstruction specialists to get to the scene and preserve important evidence — photos of skid marks and debris, inspection of the vehicles, and identifying witnesses.
We pursue all theories of liability and all sources of insurance coverage:
- 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? 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 (uneven pavement or potholes, blind curves, obstructing foliage)?
If the other driver is not insured or had a minimum liability policy, we will pursue coverage under your uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance. 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 the enormous medical bills.
Motorcycle crashes commonly result in head injury and brain damage, severe back or neck injury, mangled limbs and other permanent disability. We are committed to maximizing damages for the ongoing medical care, lost future earnings, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. If that means taking your case to a jury, we are prepared to demonstrate where the true fault lies.
Contact us immediately before talking to the insurance agent.
We offer a free case evaluation, including hospital visits and house calls for severe injuries. We serve all of North Carolina, as well as motorcycle accident victims in South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and beyond.