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Greenville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Greenville, NC

If someone else’s negligence was responsible, you may be entitled to compensation and a Greenville motorcycle accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can help.

Greenville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer - Riddle & BrantleyFor a FREE consultation with a motorcycle accident lawyer, call (252) 397-8620 or complete the fast and easy form below.

There is never any obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.

Call (252) 397-8620 today and let’s review your motorcycle accident claim. You deserve justice and you may be entitled to compensation and we would love to help if we can.

“It was nice to see Riddle & Brantley put me and my needs first.”

R. Colley, Riddle & Brantley client

In addition to serving motorcycle accident victims in Greenville, our experienced personal injury lawyers also handle claims across North Carolina, including in Goldsboro, Kinston, Jacksonville, Charlotte, Wilmington, Greensboro, Fayetteville, Raleigh, and Durham.

There is no in-person visit required to get started with your case. Free consultations are available by phone, email, text, or video conference. If you prefer to meet face-to-face, we’re happy to come directly to you, as well.

Call (252) 397-8620 today and let an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer review your claim. You may be entitled to compensation and we would love to do what we can to get you the justice you deserve.

What Are Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently reported that 82,528 motorcyclists were injured in 2021, and motorcycle accidents accounted for 14% of highway fatalities.

Many accidents in North Carolina stem from negligent motorists at an intersection who turn left in front of oncoming motorcycles. In most motorcycle accident cases, these drivers did not accurately gauge their speed. The majority of motorcycle collisions occur at intersections.

Additional motorcycle accident causes include the following:

  • Alcohol and drug use. Motorists who are under the influence have decreased reaction times.
  • Speeding does not allow adequate time to respond to a change in traffic patterns or obstacles on the road.
  • Mechanical problems can include defective brakes or tires.
  • Inclement weather, such as snow, ice, or heavy rainfall, reduces visibility.
  • Poor roadway conditions, which could include potholes and obscured signage.
  • Distracted drivers who are paying more attention to their GPS or their cell phones.

Finally, lane splitting, also known as white-lining, can be dangerous and increase the chances of an accident.

Alcohol and drug use

Alcohol use is still one of the significant causes of motorcycle crashes. According to the NHTSA, nearly 30% of bikers in fatal motorcycle accidents involved motorists whose blood-alcohol level exceeded the legal limit. Injuries caused by a drunk driver are far more likely to generate long-term or fatal injuries.

As noted above, getting behind the wheel while intoxicated impairs crucial driving skills such as reaction time, vision, coordination, and judgment.

Failure to check blind spots

Because of their relatively small size, motorcycles can be easily hidden in a car’s blind spots or difficult to see as light or weather conditions change. If a motorist doesn’t see a motorcyclist who is approaching, it’s challenging to avoid colliding with them.

Visibility is a significant issue for bikers as accidents often inflict severe damage. In addition, as noted, poor visibility may also be exacerbated by bad weather and dangerous road conditions, (e.g., ongoing construction).

After a Motorcycle Injury, The Help You Need Starts Here

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in North Carolina, you should know you’re not alone. Contact us at Riddle & Brantley for a free case review. We believe that Justice Counts!

Results for Motorcycle Accident Injury Victims

The consequences of a motorcycle accident can last a lifetime. In addition to physical injuries, victims often suffer emotional trauma and have to deal with the challenges of expensive medical bills and changes to their quality of life.

In more than three decades of serving the people of North Carolina, our motorcycle accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured victims (see disclaimer below). We’re proud of the many settlements and verdicts we’ve won on behalf of our deserving clients, including:

  • $1,000,000 — Our client was a passenger on a motorcycle whose driver lost control in a sharp curve. Our client was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered severe injuries, including a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The driver was found to be at fault in the accident and our attorneys were able to negotiate a $1 million settlement with the insurance company.
  • $300,000 — Our client was riding a motorcycle when he was T-boned by another vehicle. A comprehensive accident investigation organized by Riddle & Brantley determined the driver of the other vehicle to be liable, and we filed a claim. We were ultimately able to negotiate a settlement of $300,000 in total compensation for the victim.
  • $1,000,000 — A motorcycle rider was thrown 15 feet from his bike when he was hit by another vehicle that did not have the right of way at an intersection. The driver of the truck was charged and found guilty in the case and we filed a separate civil claim, securing $1,000,000 in total compensation for our deserving client.

*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.

“Every time I’ve needed them, they were there for me.”

Tyronnie T., Riddle & Brantley client

What Our Clients Are Saying 

At Riddle & Brantley, our motorcycle accident lawyers strive to provide excellent client service. We try to treat every client like family and we’re proud of the way our clients talk about their experience working with our attorneys and staff:

  • “They turned a heartbreaking situation completely around.” Tonya Taylor
  • “They handled my case very professionally, with respect from beginning to end.” Joseph P.
  • “I would recommend them to anyone. They fought hard for me.” Christine W.

Experienced Greenville NC Motorcycle Accident AttorneyFor a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley, call (252) 397-8620.

The consultation is free and we don’t get paid unless you do. It’s as simple as that. If we don’t recover compensation for you, you won’t pay any attorney fees.

Call (252) 397-8620 today for a free consultation and case review with a motorcycle accident lawyer.

Award-Winning Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Our team is led by Gene Riddle, an attorney who has been recognized by such prestigious organizations as The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, and The National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He is the recipient of the 2014 Litigator Award and also maintains an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, that organization’s top rating for attorneys (see disclaimer below).

In addition to the attorneys, paralegals, and case managers who fight tirelessly for our clients, we also have experienced accident investigators on staff. These investigators can help evaluate complex motorcycle accident crash scenes, identify and preserve evidence, interview witnesses, and more.

In cases involving the most tragic circumstances, our wrongful death lawyers are ready to help family members fight for justice for lost loved ones. When motorcycle accident injuries result in long-term disability, we have disability attorneys ready to help with your claim or appeal to the Social Security Administration, as well.

For a FREE consultation with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer, call (252) 397-8620.

There is no obligation and you won’t pay a dime in attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

Justice Counts for those injured in motorcycle accidents due to others’ negligence and we would love to help you get justice and compensation if we can.

Call (252) 397-8620 today and let’s see how we can help.

*** Disclaimer: An attorney must meet certain requirements to join these organizations or receive these awards. For more information on Membership Criteria for Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Super Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, and the Litigator Award, please visit our Membership Criteria page. These awards and memberships should not be construed as a promise or guarantee of a similar result. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.