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DOT Notes Motorcycle Accidents on the Rise

Sadly, Asheville residents are becoming all too familiar with learning of another motorcycle accident on area roadways causing serious injury or even death. The Department of Transportation has indicated that motorcycle accidents have increased throughout the state. Because the likelihood of an injury resulting from such a crash, victims should always contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible following any such incident. As opposed to the 20% of auto accidents that lead to injury or death, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a motorcycle accident results in injury or death approximately 80 percent of the time.

Depending upon which special interest group you listen to, there is much debate as to whether the majority of motorcycle accidents are caused by rider error or because of other drivers on the road. Regardless of who is to blame, motorcycle safety has become an increasing concern for the residents of Asheville, and the city now has police officers who are certified to teach courses that will help to reduce the number of motorcycle injuries and fatalities.

One thing is certain: A serious motorcycle accident affects the entire Asheville community and can have lifelong consequences for the victim. Motorcycle accident victims suffer head trauma and/or spinal cord injuries at an alarmingly high rate and that can mean that lifelong medical care could be required.

When a motorcycle rider is involved in an accident that was the fault of another driver on the road, the rider should be able to expect that the cost for damages will be covered by the other driver’s insurance coverage. Whether it is the cost of repairing damages to the motorcycle or the mounting medical bills accruing because of the injury, the victim should not be held financially accountable. Unfortunately, that expectation has not always been met for all motorcycle injury victims. When an Asheville motorcycle rider needs help pursuing compensation following an accident, a personal injury attorney can help to uphold the victim’s rights.

If you are in Asheville and have suffered an injury in a motorcycle accident, an experienced Asheville motorcycle accident attorney can assist you in obtaining remuneration, as well. Whether it is dealing with insurance adjustors or contacting medical personnel for needed documentation of your injuries, your attorney will be a powerful advocate on your behalf. You will have the peace of mind of knowing that medical bills will not threaten the livelihood of your family and your family can take comfort in the fact that you will receive the diagnostic tests and medical care necessary to have the best recovery possible. The trauma of a motorcycle accident can be overwhelming and stressful, but with the help of an Asheville motorcycle accident attorney, you can get the results that you and your family deserve. 

 

With seven offices across North Carolina, Carl Nagle is a former claims adjuster and insurance defense lawyer who has experience, focus, and demonstrated success in providing dedicated client service in accident litigation. Contact Carl Nagle, the highly skilled Asheville motorcycle accident attorney at Nagle & Associates by calling 828.225.5626, toll free 800.411.1583, or visit www.naglefirm.com/Asheville/ for a FREE initial consultation (no fees or costs are due unless and until a recovery is obtained).

 

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