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Motorcycle Accident FAQs: Answers to Your Questions

1. What are common motorcycle accident injuries?
The injuries that result from motorcycle accidents can be severe and long-term due to the lack of protection motorcycles provide in comparison to other motor vehicles. Common injuries can include:

  • brain injury,
  • broken bones,
  • internal injury,
  • road rash,
  • spinal cord injury,
  • and more.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, contact the North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers at Crumley Roberts. We’ve been here to help people through some of the most difficult times in their lives, and we’re here for you too. Call or fill out our free initial consultation form.

2. What is the average motorcycle settlement amount?
At Crumley Roberts, we handle every case on an individual basis, as no two accidents are the same. Before we can determine the amount of compensation you’ll need to recover from your accident, our motorcycle accident lawyers will investigate all the factors of your accident, determine who should be held accountable, and examine the severity of your injuries.

3. What should I do after a motorcycle accident?
Whether you think you’ve been seriously injured or not, you should first get medical treatment after a motorcycle accident. Injuries can take time to present themselves and having your symptoms and treatment documented can help build your case. Next, you should contact a lawyer to discuss your rights to compensation.

You also should be aware that your insurance company and other driver’s insurance company—if another vehicle was involved—may try to contact you to get statements or ask you to sign documents. Don’t do this without speaking to your attorney first.

4. What are the motorcycle helmet laws in North Carolina?
By law, any person riding on or driving a motorcycle in the state of North Carolina must wear a helmet. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that motorcycle helmets reduce the likelihood of people dying in motorcycle accidents by 37 percent. That’s why the motorcycle accident attorneys at Crumley Roberts encourage riders to always wear a helmet—no matter where they are.

5. What do I have to do to be able to ride a motorcycle in North Carolina?
To operate a motorcycle in the state of North Carolina, you must obtain a motorcycle endorsement on your driver’s license. In order to get the endorsement, you must pass a knowledge test that asks you driving and motorcycle safety questions, in addition to passing a riding skills test on the road. You also will be required to take a vision test.

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