Charlotte Motorcyclists Mourn Another Loss
The motorcycle community is a very tight-knit group. Much like the jeep community, motorcyclists enjoy the freedom of riding alone and with others. They also enjoy showing off their rides. Whether you have an old beat-up Harley or a brand-new painted Honda, motorcyclists respect each other in the parking lot and on the road because cars just don’t seem to get it. Our Charlotte motorcycle accident attorneys at Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC understand and respect the motorcycle community too. That’s why we are here to extend our help to you as a motorcyclist because sometimes disrespect happens on the road and in the courtroom.
3 Common Motorcycle Accidents in Charlotte
People who drive motorcycles require a different set of skills than car drivers. Motorcycles are less visible to automobiles and pedestrians. They are also less stable than four-wheel vehicles. People who ride motorcycles have to ride with an extra set of eyes because you cannot rely on other vehicles seeing you. The most common types of motorcycle accidents are
- Cars making a left-hand turn
- Cars changing lanes
- Trying to overtake a car
In each circumstance, it is advised that a motorcyclist should do their best to avoid any incident. But you can only do so much. Cars should be looking for motorcyclists when they turn left. The car should be trained to see motorcyclists during day or night time. You are not responsible for someone else’s actions. Yet, it seems as if it is all your responsibility. That’s not fair.
Drunk Driver Kills Motorcyclist
On an early Saturday evening, around 6 pm, a motorcyclist was heading west on Old Moores Chapel Road as a car was heading East. The news report suggested that the motorcyclist drifted into the opposing lane. However, the driver of the car driving east was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
The motorcyclist hit the car head-on and was ejected from his bike. He was wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead upon the medic’s arrival. The police are encouraging witnesses to step forward to clarify the story. The tragedy of this story is that the biker cannot speak for himself. The motorcyclist and his family are left wrestling people for the truth. Without a stronger and sophisticated attorney on their side, they may not get the ending they deserve.
Don’t Go Unheard
We have heard the tragic tale too many times. A loved one lost, permanently scarred or disabled, or a loved one unable to work to support their family. Our job at Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC in Charlotte is to ensure that you get fair representation and the settlement you deserve. We are a team with robust knowledge of the nuances of motorcycle cases. Together we can make sure you get hospital bills covered, pay for loss of work, any accommodations need in the home, and lost wages while recovering.