Asheville Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Potholes are one of the common causes of motorcycle accidents in Asheville.
Potholes are one of the common causes of motorcycle accidents in Asheville.

Many motorcyclists (including attorney Bruce Elmore of this law firm) enjoy riding on the mountain roads of Western North Carolina and cruising the ridge tops along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Wherever you like to ride, you can be certain there are other motorists who aren’t looking out for motorcycles.

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Many motorcycle accidents occur because other motorists overlook them or fail to see them and pull out in front.

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident caused by an inattentive car or truck driver, we urge you to contact an experienced Asheville motorcycle accident lawyer. The recovery from motorcycle accident injuries such as head injuries or spinal cord injuries can be lengthy. You’ll need help paying your medical bills and supporting your family.

The good news is the law is on your side if you’ve been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash caused by another motorist.  You may seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and loss of future earnings. You owe it to yourself and your family to understand your legal options.

Call The Elmore Law Firm, P.A., based in Asheville, for a free consultation about your motorcycle accident. Reach a Western North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer at 828-253-1492 or online at info@theelmorelawfirm.com to schedule a no-cost evaluation of your accident.

Concern for Safety of Motorcyclists

The safety of motorcyclists on the highways of North Carolina and other states has become an increasing concern for transportation planners. The number of motorcycle-crash related fatalities has more than doubled in the last 10 years, according to a 2010 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents in Western North Carolina include:

  • Intersections—Nearly 70 percent of motorcycle-vehicle collisions occur at intersections. Motorcycles are smaller and have a narrower wheel base and often are overlooked by other motorists.
  • Failure to yield—One third of accidents where the passenger vehicle driver is at-fault in a motorcycle accident involves failure to yield right of way, according to the NHTSA. Drivers often pull out in front of motorcyclists simply because they do not see them.
  • Inexperienced driver—An inexperienced motorcycle rider can collide with another motorcyclist, causing a serious accident, including common accident injuries.
  • Pot holes, broken pavement—Rough pavement, broken pavement and uneven pavement at work construction sites pose hazards that may cause a motorcyclist to lose control.

At The Elmore Law Firm, P.A., based in Asheville, we understand the appeal of riding motorcycles, and we have more than three decades of experience assisting fellow motorcyclists if they become accident victims. Motorcyclists have the same rights as any other motorists on the road, and they deserve an aggressive personal injury lawyer who will advocate for those rights.

Contact An Asheville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, we urge you to contact an experienced Asheville personal injury lawyer who understands what causes motorcycle accidents. Unfortunately, when motorcycles and vehicles collide, the motorcyclist usually suffers the brunt of the injuries.

The good news is the law is on your side if you’ve been seriously injured in a motorcycle crash caused by another motorist.  You may seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and loss of future earnings. You owe it to yourself and your family to understand your legal options.

Call The Elmore Law Firm, P.A., based in Asheville, for a free consultation about your motorcycle accident. Reach a Western North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyer at 828-253-1492 or online at info@theelmorelawfirm.com to schedule a no-cost evaluation of your accident.