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Motorcycle accidents are no small thing. While car collisions sometimes result in minor property damage and scratches, the same is rarely true for a motorcycle accident. When a motorcycle is in an accident, even if the riders are wearing helmets and protective gear, their bodies are exposed and the other larger vehicle or object tends to do a lot of damage to the motorcycle and rider.

Serious motorcycle accident injuries account for a disproportionately high percentage of all accidents on the road. Many of these motorcycle crash victims require medical attention and lose time on their jobs. Some injuries are permanent and debilitating due to traumatic brain injury (TBI) or closed head injury.

Others will experience financial problems when insurance companies fail to cover medical and lost wages on motorcycle riders.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Whether you were a passenger or a motorcycle operator, we can help you seek compensation for your personal injuries and assist you with your motorcycle accident claim.

The personal injury attorneys at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, P.L.L.C., are ready to stand shoulder to shoulder with you and help you get your life back.

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The law office of Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, P.L.L.C., is located in Shelby, N.C. approximately 40 miles west of Charlotte, N.C. Our mission is to provide aggressive, innovative, and passionate representation for people who are often in the midst of stress and anxiety associated with legal problems.

Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Shelby Are Ready to Help

When working with a personal injury attorney at Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, P.L.L.C., after a motorcycle crash, you can rely on us to:

  • Fully investigate what really caused the motorcycle accident.
  • Talk to experts about the cause of the crash, the extent of your injuries, and other important factors about the case.
  • File your claim with the insurance companies for all the responsible parties.
  • If necessary, file a lawsuit in the proper Superior Court and prepare for litigation.
  • Negotiate for a settlement that provides you with full and fair motorcycle injury compensation without going to court, if possible.
  • Take your case to trial and present your case to the jury if a negotiated settlement isn’t possible.

While your claim is pending, you can rely on Teddy, Meekins & Talbert, P.L.L.C., to keep you informed about what’s going on. Feel free to talk to your attorney to get answers to all your questions. We believe our clients truly deserve that level of personal attention.

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Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Shelby, NC

One of the major difficulties that motorcyclists face, which frequently leads to collisions, is that other drivers simply do not take the time or make the effort to see motorcycles. Many motorists are conditioned to notice only bigger vehicles — other cars, vans, trucks, etc.

Many motorcycle accidents involve a head-on collision, generally a car hitting the motorcycle from the front. Head-on collisions are often fatal, accounting for more than half of motorcycle collision deaths in the United States.

Another common cause of motorcycle accidents is a vehicle making a left-hand turn in front of a motorcycle that is going straight through an intersection. Other causes include:

  • Aggressive driving or “road rage”
  • Vehicle defects
  • Collision with a fixed object
  • Road hazards, including bicycles, pedestrians, and electric scooters