Many hardworking North Carolinians enjoy weekend motorcycle rides or even commuting to work on their bike. Regrettably, not all drivers out on there are as careful as they should be, especially when operating their cars near motorcyclists. When a negligent driver fails to follow the rules of the road and hits a biker, the results can be devastating. There are immediate financial hardships to the motorcyclist, including medical expenses and lost wages. The Raleigh motorcycle accident attorneys of Maginnis Howard are here to help make sure that the negligent driver and his or her insurance company take responsibility for those financial burdens.
Shawn Howard and Edward Maginnis are experienced Raleigh motorcycle accident attorneys that will fight to get your life back on track. Maginnis Law has helped bikers injured by negligent drivers and has also been successful in handling negligent repair cases. To speak with attorney Shawn Howard about your Raleigh motorcycle accident case, call our firm at 919.480.8526.
Motorcycle injury cases differ from car accident cases in several ways. First, the injuries are often more severe. This means that, in some cases, the injured motorcyclist may be entitled to damages that don’t arise in many other automobile collision claims. For example, it is not uncommon to see permanent scarring as a result of a motorcycle accident. If such scarring does exist, the motorcyclist is entitled to fair compensation. Permanent loss of use of a body part may also be involved in some motorcycle cases. Our attorneys will look at your life expectancy and argue for a yearly amount of compensation for your permanent scarring or loss of use. These damages are each separate from other forms of recoverable compensation, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
An unfortunate truth in motorcycle cases is also that, if the case is tried to a jury, many members of the jury will not have a lot of experience with operating a motorcycle. They may not be aware of the challenges to a biker when confronted with a negligent driver veering toward them. They may even harbor prejudices against motorcyclists, whether because they are annoyed by having to pay extra attention for bikers or because they think of motorcycles as “death traps.” As your attorneys, it is our job to break the jury of these unfair prejudices and, as much as possible, remove any jury members that cannot be impartial. These are issues unique to motorcycle injury cases.
The Raleigh law firm of Maginnis Law handles motorcycle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we do not charge any attorneys’ fees unless we successfully make a financial recovery on your behalf. Additionally, we do not charge for consultations and will have an attorney travel to meet with you to discuss your case. We do not assign case managers like some firms. You will always speak directly with your lawyers.
If you would like to discuss your motorcycle accident and the claim and litigation process, call the Raleigh law firm of Maginnis Law at 919.480.8526. You may also use our contact page to confidentially send the details of your case. In addition to handling Raleigh motorcycle accidents, we also handle motorcycle cases from around the state of North Carolina, including Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Fayetteville, and Greenville.