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New Bern Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Helping Injured Motorcycle Riders in Craven, Carteret & Pamlico Counties

Cruising on your motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience, especially along the roads of Oriental, New Bern, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Morehead City, and elsewhere in Eastern North Carolina. However, accidents can happen due to the negligence of others and can leave you injured and unsure of what to do next.

At Chesnutt & Clemmons, we understand the challenges of navigating a motorcycle accident case in New Bern. With over a century of combined experience, our team of motorcycle accident attorneys can help guide and support you through the legal process. Don't hesitate to reach out to us for help if you've been injured in a motorcycle accident.

Injured in a motorcycle accident? Contact our New Bern motorcycle accident lawyers at (252) 300-0133. ¡Se habla español!

Motorcycle Accident Causes

Motorcycle accidents can happen to anyone, even the most seasoned riders. Even though experienced motorcyclists may have learned to maneuver through traffic and handle their bikes with precision, they are not immune to accidents. 

Common motorcycle accident causes can include:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Sideswipes
  • Traffic violations
  • Road Rage
  • And more
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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle accidents have a higher likelihood of causing severe injuries compared to other vehicle crashes, mainly because motorcycles offer no protection to their riders.

Common motorcycle accident injuries

  • Traumatic brain injuries: Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have a profound impact on the lives of victims. Certain individuals can struggle with speech, movement, and even face the possibility of death in severe cases. It's worth noting that while wearing helmets is essential for safety, they alone cannot prevent TBIs in accidents.
  • Burns: Whether directly from the vehicle catching fire or from forceful contact with the road, burns can inflict excruciating pain and leave lasting physical and emotional scars.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord injuries can result in partial or complete paralysis, drastically changing the lives of victims and their loved ones forever.
  • Broken bones: Motorcycle accidents frequently cause riders and passengers to be violently ejected from their bikes, resulting in painful broken or fractured bones in various areas of their body.
  • Internal Injuries: The forceful impact of a motorcycle crash can lead to internal injuries, which may go unnoticed in the immediate aftermath of the accident. Internal bleeding is one potential consequence, underscoring the importance of seeking immediate medical attention to ensure proper care.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder: The injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents aren't always physical. Victims may experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to the trauma endured during the accident.

Depending on the intensity of the accident, the victim's injuries may range from minor lacerations to life-threatening conditions. Therefore, it is essential for motorcycle accident victims to seek prompt medical attention, regardless of the severity of their injuries. Getting medical help immediately after an accident can significantly increase a victim's chances of making a full recovery.

Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Accidents

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in North Carolina, it is important to remember that there is a three-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases. This deadline means that filing a lawsuit after three years from the date of the injury will likely result in your case being dismissed.

To give yourself the best chance at a successful outcome, it is crucial to pursue action as soon as possible. This will not only help ensure that important documents are not lost over time, but also that your memories of the incident are fresh in your mind. Additionally, working with a motorcycle accident attorney who has ample time to prepare your case will greatly increase your chances of a favorable outcome.

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