Persons operating motorcycles on any highway road in North Carolina (NC), or anywhere for that matter, are entitled to all the same protections and rights as any operator of a motor vehicle such as a car or truck. The problem for those suffering injuries on motorcycles relates to the exposure of the body to direct impact, unlike where a person is seat belted inside the confines of a car or truck, and overall motorcycle death statistics are on the rise. Because of the body’s exposure on a motorcycle, a person suffering an injury on a motorcycle is often seriously or catastrophically injured. Our Virginia-Carolina injury law firm has decades of experience in representing injured persons that lawfully operated motorcycles when they were struck by a negligent or careless car or truck driver. While it may be true that a motorcycle is not quite as visible as a car or truck, the operator of that car or truck has the same duty to keep a proper lookout and to not cross into a lane occupied by a motorcycle operator or motorcyclist.
For a more complete discussion of right and legal protections for those operating motorcycles, and information about the increasing number of motorcyclist deaths, click here.
For our prior case results for motorcycle injury victims, click here.
Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia (VA), near the Northeast North Carolina (NC) border, practicing primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handles only injury law, including car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. The firm’s website is: hsinjurylaw.com, the firm edits the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard and also hosts a video library covering many FAQ’s on personal injury subjects. Lawyers licensed in: VA, NC, SC, WV, DC, KY.