Any North Carolina resident who has ridden a motorcycle for any length of time probably has a tale or two of a close brush with death. Despite the freedom and sense of adventure they offer riders, motorcycles also hold out the possibility of injury and death because they provide little in the way of protection to riders.
In fact, the possibility of being seriously injured or killed in a motorcycle accident is much higher than in crashes involving other motor vehicles. Injuries can be severe and may require long-term medical care and treatment. In many cases, motorcyclists are left with permanent disabilities and are unable to work again. Huge medical bills and loss of income can mean big financial problems for a family.