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Blog Category Motorcycle Accidents

A Look at North Carolina’s Motorcycle Laws

August 21st, 2018
  • 4,976 motorcyclists lost their lives in accidents in 2016.
  • These fatalities comprised 13% of all traffic deaths that year.
  • 27% of motorcycle drivers who died as the result of an accident in 2016 were unlicensed.

Link: https://www.iihs.org/topics/fatality-statistics/detail/motorcycles-and-atvs
motorcycle driver following laws

 

The state of North Carolina has many laws on the books that relate to motorcycles. In general, these laws are enforced to keep motorcyclists safe. They also serve to keep passengers and other drivers on the road out of harm’s way. These Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury

Best Summer Motorcycle Routes in North Carolina

June 22nd, 2018

Open roads for great bike ridesPart of the thrill of riding a motorcycle is being able to cruise over the open road and take in beautiful scenery. There may be no other better way to take in your surroundings than a bike ride. On a bike there is nothing separating you and your location and some people say that is the freedom they love and feel when they are on their motorcycle. If you are looking for some info on cool motorcycle routes in North … Read more

Posted In: In the Community, Motorcycle Accidents

How Bikers Are Affected by Distracted Driving

May 10th, 2018

Riding safety for motorcyclists

A common riding safety viewpoint often expressed to motorcyclists over the past decades has been to tell them to ride like they are a target for everyone. It is almost like saying to bikers that they should assume that other vehicles are out to get them (even thought that is not remotely true). The point of all of this kind of talk is to try to make bikers remember to always drive defensively. This advice is not new, but even Read more

Posted In: Distracted Driving, Motorcycle Accidents

Top Ten Myths and Misconceptions Surrounding Motorcycles

April 12th, 2018

man riding motorcycle with woman

Do you think you know everything there is to know about riding motorcycles? Even if you are a seasoned rider, there may still be things you are not aware of regarding motorcycle safety. There is no shortage of myth and misconception surrounding bikes, their riders and their safe operation.

Here are 10 of those myths and misconceptions, many of which you may have believed in at one point or another.

  1. Loud Pipes Make You Safe

Many people believe that Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

Avoid These 10 Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

March 3rd, 2018

Girl riding a motorcycleThe pull of the open road is something that motorcyclists understand. Riding a motorcycle is a freeing feeling and a way to relax for hundreds of thousands of people. For others, it’s also a way to commute, saving money on gas they would otherwise be putting into their more traditional vehicle.

In North Carolina, there are approximately 200,000 registered bikers. While motorcycles can be found on the road at any time of year, they are more prevalent in the warmer Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

6 Ways to Stay Safe on Your Motorcycle This Season

February 16th, 2018

view-of-a-man-on-the-motorcycle-with-a-helmet-onEven as summer has come to a close, motorcycles are still all over the roads of North Carolina. The weather has cooled off just a bit, making it that much more enjoyable for this state’s nearly 200,000 registered bikers to hit the open roads. But, as more choppers flood the roads, motorcycle accidents become much more prevalent. While these aren’t always fatal, they do generally result in injury, as there’s not much protecting a rider from other vehicles — and Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

Avoid Common Road Hazards on Your Motorcycle

April 26th, 2017

motorcycle driver following safety rulesWhen you are out riding your motorcycle, chances are that you are paying close attention to the behaviors of others around you. You worry about other vehicles seeing you, and you stay out of the blind spots of truckers. Do you worry about road hazards?

Most motorcyclists know to avoid potholes and loose gravel, but those who are less experienced might not consider other hazards that are on the roads. Read on to discover how to stay safe on your … Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

North Carolina Soldier Killed in Motorcycle Accident

May 30th, 2016

Pfc. Emmanuel Pickett, age 20, died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. The soldier, originally from Smackover, Arkansas, was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He was assigned to E Battery, 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade.

Pfc. Pickett’s accident occurred in his home state near the city of El Dorado. Details of his accident were not immediately released. It is known that he joined the army in 2013 and trained at Fort … Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

Recovering From a Brain Injury After a Motorcycle Accident

April 27th, 2016

motorcycle accidentThe first few weeks after a brain injury can be worrisome. Victims often experience swelling, bleeding or changes in brain chemistry. These issues can affect the way that brain tissue functions. While many people improve from brain injuries, some do not. How a person recovers depends on the injury and the individual.

Despite the difficulty in determining exactly how a patient will recover, there are generalities that can be considered. Typically, people experience the greatest amount of recovery within two … Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

A Look at North Carolina ATV Laws

March 16th, 2016

A Review of North Carolina's ATV Laws

ATVs, or all-terrain vehicles, are popular in North Carolina. People use ATVs for recreation, sport and even work. If you own one of these machines, it is important that you are familiar with the laws surrounding them to keep yourself both safe and out of trouble with the law. Here is a general explanation of ATV laws in the state.

Age Restrictions

According to NC ATV age laws, Children under the age of eight years old are not permitted … Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

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