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Helping you seek compensation after a motorcycle accident

For North Carolina residents, it is fairly common to see motorcyclists traveling on the roadways year round. Because of this, motorists expect to share the road with bikers. Even if a driver is used to traveling next to or near a motorcyclist, this does not always mean they are fully aware of those traveling in the area. Because of their small size, it can be difficult to see a motorcyclist. Failing to check mirrors and blind spots could result in a serious or even fatal motorcycle crash.

2015: Motorcyclists were in an unsafe position

A report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration makes one thing clear: motorcycle safety is in a tenuous and difficult position right now. In 2015, nearly 5,000 people died in motorcycle accidents (4,976 to be precise), which is a marked increase from 2014 when 4,594 people died. Injuries in motorcycle accidents declined from 2015 (about 88,000) to 2014 (about 92,000), but the change was modest in comparison to the significant jump in fatalities.

The factors that increase the risk of motorcycling fatalities

According to recent statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 4,976 motorcycle fatalities in 2015. Although considerable, this number accounts for a small percentage of the more than 8.6 million motorcyclists that were on the country's roadways that year.

The dangers of driving in the spring: What to look out for

Spring driving weather is heading your way soon, so it's time to think about some of the dangers you could face and what you can do to prevent yourself from getting hurt in an accident. What are some of the hazards you could face? Here are just a few.

Dangerous drivers should have to cover the cost of your injuries

As winter approaches, you may be considering riding your motorcycle throughout the season. While North Carolina doesn't always get freezing weather or snow storms, it's still a good idea to review some ways you can keep your motorcycle in the best condition and stay safe on the roads.

Are helmets helpful when motorcyclists are in collisions?

Motorcycle helmets are sometimes a point of contention. Some people believe they should be able to ride a motorcycle without them, while others think it's necessary. In a crash, a motorcycle helmet could potentially save your life, but that doesn't mean that if you aren't wearing one that the other person wasn't negligent or driving dangerously. In cases where you're hurt, you may be compensated regardless of your helmet safety as long as someone else was at fault.

Wearing a helmet: Reducing injuries and costs to society

Universal motorcycle helmet laws aren't in place in the United States yet, but they could impact the country significantly. Helmet laws reduce the public payout associated with motorcycle accidents. It's a fact that riders who don't wear a helmet are more likely to require some kind of money from public assistance to pay for rehabilitation and medical bills after a crash. Additionally, they spend longer in rehabilitation and cost more to treat.

The risks of being a motorcyclist in today's world

While riding a motorcycle can be thrilling at the best of times, riders also know that there's an incredible risk of injury. Motorcyclists are at risk from the moment they get on the roads until they're back at home. Drivers are less likely to see them, more likely to misjudge distances between them and a motorcyclist, and to cause a collision.

Motorcyclist fatality facts: Who is most at risk?

Motorcyclists are always at risk of injury. They have fewer protections on the road, and dangerous drivers can collide with, and kill, even the best motorcyclists. If you're hit and hurt, seeking compensation is important, so you can care for yourself and cover your financial losses.

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