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Motorcycle Accidents

Do You Need a Special License to Drive a Motorcycle in North Carolina?

July 21, 2023   |  
You will need to obtain a motorcycle rider's license, endorsement, or learner's permit to legally ride in North Carolina. If you are apprehended while riding without a license, you may be charged with a Class 2 or 3 misdemeanor, exposing you to substantial fines and potential jail time. The North...
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Riddle & Brantley Secures $2.9 Million Settlement in Motorcycle Accident Case

March 1, 2023   |  
[caption id="attachment_1029728" align="alignleft" width="300"] Attorney Darren Dawson took the lead in handling the motorcycle accident case, securing $2.9 million in total compensation for the injured victim.[/caption] Riddle & Brantley attorneys Darren Dawson and Gene Riddle secured $2.9 million in total compensation for the victim of a motorcycle accident (see disclaimer...
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How Can Motorcycle Riders Increase Visibility?

March 17, 2018   |  
Motorcycles are some of the smallest motor vehicles on the road. Many motorcycle accidents occur when motorists fail to see riders in time to avoid a collision. It is extremely important to maximize your visibility if you regularly use a motorcycle. The following six tips may help you increase your...
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Six Ways to Share the Road with Motorcycles

March 15, 2018   |  
Motorists have a duty to share the road with motorcyclists. However, the 4,000 plus fatal motorcycle accidents that occur each year show that motorists are not always cautious around riders. You could help share the road by utilizing the following tips. Use your signals. Help motorcyclists and other drivers determine...
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Motorcycle Tips: Driving a Motorcycle Safely on Different Surfaces

October 26, 2017   |  
Motorcycles are everywhere.  Many people enjoy the feeling of the open road and riding motorcycles. There are a few things that motorcycle drivers can do to decrease the chance of being involved in accidents.  Just riding a motorcycle increases your chances of being in an accident. Uneven Surfaces Uneven surfaces...
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Are Accidents Handled Differently in North Carolina if they Involve Motorcycles?

February 23, 2016   |  
The same laws apply to automobile collisions, whether they involve a car, an SUV, or a motorcycle, but there are different factors that come into play when motorcycles are involved in an accident. Motorcycle accidents are 26 times more likely to result in a fatality than other kinds of collisions....
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Everything You Need to Know about North Carolina’s Motorcycle Safety Courses

July 24, 2015   |  
Riding a motorcycle is fun, but when accidents happen they can be deadly. According to statistics published by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in April 2015, the number of motorcycle fatalities is 26 times higher than the number of automobile traffic deaths. The IIHS also points out that...
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