As personal injury lawyers in Asheville, we regularly see the consequences of motorcycle accidents.
A motorcycle accident can be a terrible and traumatic experience that may lead to permanent, life changing injuries. Having an experienced North Carolina trial lawyer on your side can help you and your loved ones move forward from a crash.
First, Check Yourself for Injuries
If you are involved in an accident while on a motorcycle, there is a high probability that you have suffered injury. You may need to move slowly because the adrenaline pumping through your body can temporarily mask your pain and injuries. If you find that you are not too hurt to move, you can go to check on other passengers or people involved in the crash. If you find that you are injured, you should seek medical attention immediately.
Motorcyclists face a high chance of severe injury if a motorcycle accident occurs. Motorcycle crashes kill around 3,000 motorcyclists each year and injure thousands more. Statistics show that motorcycle wrecks are usually not the fault of the motorcyclist but are instead the fault of the driver of the other vehicle. Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents can be devastating and sometimes life-threatening.
The most common motorcycle accident injuries are:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in western North Carolina call us to see if we can help you. The personal injury attorneys at Fisher Stark, P.A. understand the laws regarding motorcycle accidents. We are trial attorneys that will prepare your case for trial in order to pursue full and fair compensation for your injuries. Let our experience go to work for you.
“What should I do after a motorcycle crash?”
Move to Safety
After assessing your injuries, if you find that you are able to move, you should do your best to move to safety and out of traffic. If possible, you should also try to make sure the scene is clearly visible to oncoming traffic. If your motorcycle is in an unsafe spot, leave it and get yourself to safety.
Call the Police
Once you have moved to safety the next thing that you should do is call 9-1-1. Calling the police is always recommended as they can provide or call for emergency care and secure the scene. The police can also start an investigation and provide you with an accident report.
Document the Accident
If no one needs immediate medical attention, it can be extremely helpful to gather as much information as possible. Be sure to take pictures of the vehicles involved in the crash, license plates, the scene, and any damages caused to the vehicles or other property. Taking pictures is a good way to accurately document what happened in the collision. After the accident you should be sure to keep a record of any costs that you incur due to the accident.
Seek Medical Attention
Even if you don’t feel much pain immediately after a crash, it is a good idea to get checked out by medical professionals as soon as you can. It is common for pain and injuries to go unnoticed for a few days after a crash and it is always better to be safe than sorry, particularly if at any point you feel dizzy, lose consciousness or develop a headache. The symptoms of a head injury can sometimes take time to manifest, and the seriousness of such injuries requires medical attention.
Consult an Attorney
An experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can help you with everything from insurance claims to preserving evidence so if the case ends up in Court or in front of a jury, the jury has a better understanding of what happened and how it impacted you and your loved ones.. Many people are concerned that the costs of a lawyer may outweigh the benefits, but most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means they do not charge a legal fee unless you are compensated for your injuries.
If you have been in an accident and live in Asheville, North Carolina or the surrounding communities, Fisher Stark, P.A. can help. We offer free consultations to discuss your case or that of a loved one. Experienced attorneys in both auto/motorcycle accident law and personal injury law, we can answer your questions and help you make an informed decision on whether or not to take legal action. Make your free appointment today through our Contact Us page at fisherstark.com or by calling 828-505-4300.
We will work hard to get you the justice & fair compensation you deserve. Fisher Stark, P.A. is a highly respected personal injury law firm in Asheville, NC. We provide experienced legal help for clients in Asheville, NC, and all the communities in Western North Carolina. Collectively, our legal team – Perry Fisher and Brad Stark – have more than 50 years of trial practice and have participated in more than 1,000+ injury cases. Call 828-505-4300 for a free consultation.