The Dangers That Come With A Leisurely Activity
Our climate and our roads make bicycling in North Carolina a wonderful and healthy experience. But bicyclists are often struck, run off the road and ignored by motor vehicle drivers.
North Carolina law places obstacles in the way of obtaining compensation for serious injuries — broken bones, brain damage, spinal injuries, and severe lacerations and contusions.
Bicycle Accidents And Contributory Negligence
State law declares that an injured person may not have contributed in any way to his or her injury. If an accident is 99 percent the driver’s fault and one percent the bicyclist’s fault, the injured party can make no claim. It is easy to see that this law exists for one reason: to protect insurance companies against payouts.
It gets worse. Many bicycle accidents involve young people. State law gives kids under age six a pass — they are too young to contribute to their injuries. But older kids can be considered responsible for injuries they did not “cause” by any reasonable standard.
That’s why O’Malley Tunstall PLLC is so involved with bike injury cases, to protect the true victims of these terrible injuries. We investigate each case thoroughly, conducting meticulous accident reconstruction to show what happened.
Standing Up For Injured Bicyclists In Raleigh, North Carolina
If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident, we urge you to call us today to discuss the strength of your case. Our Raleigh bicycle accident lawyers do not charge you one penny until we produce positive results for you. Call us at 252-823-2266, 919-277-0150 or toll-free 800-755-1987, or write to our attorneys using this online form.
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