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Motorcycle Accidents

At Edwards & Edwards in Greenville, each motorcycle accident attorney from our team is well aware of the grim statistics concerning motorcycle accidents and fatalities. The NHTSA reported that more than 87,000 motorcyclists were injured in traffic accidents in the United States in 2005, and 4,500 were killed. In North Carolina alone, 152 motorcyclists were killed in vehicle crashes in 2005.

The NHTSA estimated that compared to passenger car occupants, per vehicle mile, motorcyclists are about eight times more likely to be hurt and 34 times more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle accident. If you or a family member is now a part of these unfortunate statistics, contact Edwards & Edwards in Greenville to speak with a motorcycle accident lawyer today!
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Benefits and Risks of Motorcycle Riding

It's well known that riding a motorcycle has many advantages over driving a car:
  • savings on gas
  • ease of parking
  • using freeway carpool lanes
  • making less of an environmental impact
  • the feeling of freedom on the road
However, compared to car occupants, motorcyclists are at a much greater risk of injury. Worse still, many car/SUV/truck drivers don't pay close attention to motorcycles on the road, or they simply fail to adjust their driving to allow for the presence of motorcycles. The liability issues surrounding car/truck and motorcycle accidents are very familiar to each Greenville-based motorcycle accident attorney at Edwards & Edwards.
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Motorcycle Accidents and Driver Fault

In many motorcycle accidents, the distracted or inattentive driver of the other vehicle is at fault. Typical examples are when a driver in a car, SUV, or truck:
  • pulls out into traffic in front of an oncoming motorcyclist
  • runs a red light or stop sign
  • makes a turn in front of an oncoming motorcyclist
  • doesn't yield an intersection's right-of-way to a motorcyclist
  • is impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • is distracted when driving past a motorcyclist, or doesn't notice the motorcyclist
If any of these motorcycle accident scenarios happened to you — whether as the motorcyclist or as a motorcycle passenger, or as the driver of the other vehicle involved — contact our office in Greenville to speak with a motorcycle accident attorney from Edwards & Edwards law firm – we can advise you regarding your legal options and rights.

An Edwards & Edwards Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help

We understand the aspects of motorcycle accident cases that can make all the difference to a legal case, including:
  • North Carolina laws pertaining to motorcyclists
  • Motorcycle manufacturing and design problems
  • Roadway design issues
  • Accident reconstruction
  • The frequent jury bias against motorcyclists
A motorcycle accident can result in significant hospital and rehabilitation bills, loss of the victim's income, and severe emotional distress for the injured and his or her loved ones. Damages to the motorcycle may also be significant. When you contact our office in Greenville, you will be speaking with a motorcycle accident lawyer who understands the ramifications of such accidents. Our attorneys are highly experienced and qualified in personal injury law, and we can help you.
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