Motorcycle Broadside Collisions
Side-impact collisions are among the most likely crashes to end in irreconcilable tragedy, as they present a head-on impact for one vehicle with a completely vulnerable side-impact on the other. Motorcyclists are in even more of death or permanent injury in these situations because motorcycles lack the structural insulation and safety features of automobiles. If you are a motorcyclist who survived a side-impact – or broadside – collision, or if someone you love was killed or permanently injured in such a crash, compensation may exist for medical expenses, lost wages, or other expenses associated with the crash. The North Carolina and South Carolina motorcycle accident attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson are experienced in handling these cases.
For the number of licensed motorcyclists, the annual crash figures in the Carolinas (as reported by each state’s DMV) are disproportionately large. The reasons for this are complex and intertwined but include everything from the vehicles’ lack of safety features to the often poorly-followed safety regulations specific to small vehicles with specialized handling capacity. Even more strikingly, the proportion of these accidents that are fatal compared to those which are not is exceptionally high.
Broadside collisions are most frequently a result of failures to stop at intersections or other traffic stop signifiers, phenomena typically resulting from distracted or rushed driving. 29% of automobile collisions were broadside crashes, and many of these were fatal; the figures for motorcyclists struck by other vehicles from the side are even worse.
If someone broke the rules of the road and it resulted in your injury (or the death of a loved one), the law in the Carolinas may entitle you to compensation to cover the costs associated with the accident. Let the experienced attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson help you recover the benefits to which you may be entitled.
The insurance company representing the party responsible for your accident will be reaching out to you, and they may present you with anything from a hasty, minimal benefits package to scare tactics which suggest you will receive no payout for the injuries sustained in your broadside collision on a motorcycle. Rather than facing the insurance company alone, we invite you to contact the experienced attorneys at Grimes Teich Anderson, LLP, to represent you in pursuit of the benefits to which you may be entitled.What You Need to Know
Depending on whether the accident happened in North Carolina or South Carolina, the motor vehicle laws may make at-fault parties responsible for all the costs incurred by the victims of their negligence. Most broadside collisions occur as a result of negligence, often (though not always) at intersections, and those operating motorcycles are exceptionally vulnerable with car and trucker drivers ignore the rules.
Many people injured in crashes on the road attempt to take on insurance companies on their own. Without the counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer the insurance company may press you into accepting less than you deserve. You may settle too soon, undervalue your claim, or jeopardize your legal rights through a misstep due to lack of information. Insurance companies feel no loyalty to you or your needs, regardless of how significant these needs may be. The loyalty is to their bottom line and shareholders.
Grimes Teich Anderson’s attorneys are prepared to protect your rights and fight the insurance company. If you or someone you love was hurt or killed in a side-impact collision while on a motorcycle, call us to defend your interests and get you the benefits to which you may be entitled.FREE CASE EVALUATION
Were you injured in a broadside motorcycle collision in North or South Carolina? Contact Grimes Teich Anderson today at 800.533.6845 and ask for your free consultation with a personal injury attorney. You also have the option to complete a free case evaluation form online.
Grimes Teich Anderson LLP has law offices located in Spartanburg, Greenville, and Gaffney, South Carolina and Asheville, Waynesville, Rutherfordton, Spruce Pine, and Franklin, North Carolina.