Raleigh Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Serving Injured Bicyclists in North Carolina
Riding a bicycle is a great way to stay healthy and to eliminate pollution, but the risks posed by drivers can outweigh these benefits for many bicyclists. Even though all bicycle riders have the right to share the roadways, many vehicle drivers fail to accommodate the riders properly and consequently put them in harm’s way.
Bicycle accidents often leave victims with severe and life-threatening injuries, regardless of whether the bike rider was wearing a helmet and was observing the rules of the road. If you have been injured on a bicycle in Raleigh, our seasoned and caring attorneys at Crumley Roberts are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.
We follow a simple philosophy: We care like family, we listen to learn, and we always do what’s right for our clients. That means you can expect warm and considerate treatment every time you call or visit our office — and you can also anticipate 24/7 legal guidance and support from our responsive team.
Understanding North Carolina’s Bicycle Laws
Unlike many other states, North Carolina requires that bicycles be given the same road rights as trucks, cars, and other motor vehicles (except on freeways). While that means bicycle riders do have a higher level of responsibility on the road, it also means that they are entitled to the same legal protections as other drivers. For example, if you are riding a bicycle along the road, a car turning left across your path should yield to you, not the other way around.
Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case, as more than 600 bike-related crashes happen throughout the state each year. If the other driver is at fault, however, you can hold him or her accountable for causing the accident. Covering medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, your bicycle accident claim can help you find peace of mind for your future.
Here’s how we can help Raleigh cyclists:
- Gather evidence of medical expenses and documentation of your injuries,
- Work with expert medical professionals to secure witness testimony,
- Talk to other witnesses present at the scene of your accident, and
- File all motions and claims on your behalf.
Have You Been Hurt? We Want to Help.
We believe in standing up for our community here at Crumley Roberts, and we’ll go above and beyond to take away your worry in complex accident cases. Once you’ve been in an accident, our attorneys will take your claim as far as possible, ensuring that you get the best chance at a fair recovery. That’s because we truly believe in our clients and aim to provide them with the same warm and friendly counsel that we would offer our own families.