Motorcycle Accidents Attorneys Advocate for Injured Bikers
Loyally serving Mecklenburg County injury victims for more than a decade
North Carolina is consistently ranked in the top 10 states with the most motorcycle fatalities, according to data collected by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Our high ranking highlights the dangers to motorcyclists on our state’s roadways.
Drawing over 15 years of experience, the Law Offices of Estwanik & May, PLLC advocates for the rights of bikers to ride safely on North Carolina roadways. Our firm pursues all of your legal options if you are injured or your loved one is killed in a motorcycle accident.
Motorcyclist accident victims risk lifetime injuries
Motorcycle enthusiasts appreciate the freedom, maneuverability and handling of a good bike, but the very aspects that attract riders also increase the dangers of motorcycles. Because motorcycles lack basic safety features – such as seatbelts, airbags and an enclosed cab – you risk being thrown onto the pavement during a crash. Although you may maintain solid control of your bike as you ride, you cannot stop your motorcycle from toppling and possibly falling on top of you if another vehicle slams into you.
Our lawyer works with investigators, accident reconstructionists, engineers and motorcycle experts to recreate the scene and demonstrate fault. We also consult with medical doctors and economists to prove the devastating impact that the accident had on your life and to calculate damages for such injuries as amputations, crush injuries, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, lacerations and road rash.
Recover from municipalities for accidents caused by unsafe roadways
The federal, state and local governments are responsible for keeping roads in good condition. Potholes, uneven surfaces, debris, construction barricades and other roadway hazards create unnecessary and substantial risks to motorcyclists. We hold Charlotte and other municipalities liable for damages in your motorcycle or auto accident that resulted from poor road conditions.
North Carolina laws and local ordinances impose strict procedures for filing your claim against a municipality – which include giving timely notice of your intent to sue. You should contact our law firm as soon as you can after your accident so we can file your lawsuit within the statute of limitations.