A motorcycle ride through the beautiful Raleigh, North Carolina landscape can be thrilling, but it also can provide a significant amount of risk to a rider’s safety. A motorcycle rider is not protected from the force of impact in the event of an accident, unlike a car, which absorbs most of the force of impact.
In a recent motorcycle accident on a wet North Carolina highway, a man suffered severe injuries after his vehicle crashed during a rain storm. According to witness accounts, the vehicle flipped over after the crash. The identity of the driver was not released and the extent of his injuries in unknown. State police said that wet road conditions contributed to the cause of the accident.
Troopers also stated that high speed was also a factor in the accident and that the cause of the accident is still under investigation.
The injurious consequences of a motorcycle accident can often be very harsh and long lasting. While some riders may be lucky enough to escape with minor injuries, many motorcyclists suffer severe, often life-threatening, injuries. Some unfortunate riders lose their lives and their families must deal with the aftermath of the accident.
However, a victim who has suffered injury in a motorcycle accident may be entitled to compensation for damages suffered if he or she chooses to engage an experienced Durham motorcycle crash attorney, who can provide guidance and available legal options to the victim.
Exploration of options often requires an in-depth investigation of the accident’s circumstances to establish a victim’s innocence to insurance companies who will provide compensation. A lawyer can also engage in an effective negotiation with the insurance company representatives to ensure that the victim is rightfully compensated and his or her rights are protected.
Source: WNCN.com “Motorcyclist seriously injured in crash on I-95 in Harnett Co.,” March 30, 2014