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Charlotte Bicycle Accidents Attorney


As residents of Charlotte, we are spoiled with weather that is suitable for cycling most days of the year.  Rain or shine, bicyclists can be found riding the infamous “booty loop” in Myers Park. With such a temperate climate, it means riders are at a constant risk of injury due to negligent motor vehicle drivers, and with bicycle accidents representing 2.2% of all traffic fatalities, North Carolina exceeds the national average (2%).

Charlotte bicycle accident lawyer Herb Auger, who can often be found riding the trails at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, Colonel Francis Beatty Park, and other local roadways, is well aware that bicyclists stand only a small chance when it comes to traffic accidents with another vehicle. “With no protection against motor vehicles, we see a lot of cycling accident victims with serious or sometimes fatal injuries. My experience in this area of law and reputation in the cycling community has given me the edge when it comes to bike accident cases whether it be in understanding my client, dealing with the insurance carrier or presenting the case to a jury,” attorney and founding partner Herb Auger states.


Experienced Lawyers Work for You

The Charlotte bike accident attorneys at Auger & Auger have been helping people injured in bicycle accidents for over 20 years. We recently settled a bicycle accident case for $1,400,000 for a young man who sustained fractures and head injuries when struck by a car that made a sudden left turn in front of his direction of travel. We can help you recover damages for medical treatment, property damage, medical bills, and lost wages. If you or a loved one was injured in a bike accident, call to speak to one of our experienced Charlotte bike accident attorneys. The consultation is free as well as confidential. We will go over your case, injuries, and discuss your rights and options.

Life-Saving Tips for Charlotte Bicycle Riders

The City of Charlotte is scrambling to make the community safer for cyclists; however, lawmakers always seem to have funding problems. Until the city adds more bike lanes, bicyclist safety awareness is essential to preventing a serious bike accident. The following lists a few ways to stay safe on your bicycle:

  • Always wear a helmet. One of the leading causes of bike accident-related injury or death is head trauma. Children are required to wear a helmet while bicycling and adults should wear one as well.
  • Wear reflective gear when you ride at night or in the early morning and bright colors while you ride during the day. This will make you stand out to other motorists and decrease your risk of injury.
  • Attach reflectors to your bicycle and make sure your bicycle is equipped with a headlight and multiple reflectors at night or early morning.
  • Always be conscious of your surroundings. Motor vehicles will not always be on the lookout for cyclists, so make yourself aware of traffic patterns when riding your bike.

Legal Assistance You Can Depend On

Mecklenburg County has the highest bicycle crash rate in North Carolina. Between the years 2006 and 2010, there were 605 bike accidents in Mecklenburg County. At Auger & Auger, we have been fighting for victims’ rights for the past 20 years and have helped many Charlotte-area cyclists recover from their injuries. For more information, contact Auger & Auger for your free consultation.

The list of prior client settlement results and client reviews/testimonials, do not constitute a promise of any particular result in any particular case, as each and every case is unique. Each case was handled on its own merit, and the outcome of any case cannot be predicted by a lawyer or law firms past results.

If a recovery or settlement by trial is made, the client will be responsible for costs advanced in addition to attorney fees. Client remains responsible for costs, expenses and disbursements, including medical bills, within the scope of representation. The attorney’s contingency percentage will be computed prior to the deduction of expenses from the total recovery.

The principal office for Auger   Auger Law Firm is located at 717 S. Torrence St., Suite 101, Charlotte, NC. The attorneys and staff of Auger   Auger Law Firm work and process all of the firm’s files at the principal office location in Charlotte, NC. Other office locations listed on our website are satellite offices that are not staffed daily. Satellite offices are operated for the convenience of our clients and who live outside of the Charlotte, NC metro area and are unable to meet with us at our principal office location. All meetings at our satellite offices must be made by appointment only. Phone numbers for satellite offices forward to our principle office location in Charlotte, NC.

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