Find An Ally After A Motorcycle Accident
It only takes seconds for a motorcycle accident to happen, but the injuries you suffer can affect you for a lifetime. Hospital bills, doctor bills and lost wages all add up and make it as difficult to recover financially as it is to recover medically.
Without legal representation, you are on your own against the insurance companies. At the law office of Jay Gervasi, P.A., we take every case to heart. We also recognize the special concerns of motorcycle accident victims, who often face prejudice from others. We will treat you — and your case — with respect.
The Dangers Faced By Motorcyclists
There is no question that motorcycle riders experience elevated risks on the road. Devastating motorcycle accidents happen for numerous reasons:
- Drivers in cars and trucks often look right past a motorcyclist, without realizing the rider and bike are even there.
- Drivers in cars and trucks fail to maintain a safe space between their own vehicle and the motorcycle next to them on the road.
- Some drivers behave aggressively around motorcycles and refuse to share the road.
- Motorcyclists simply do not have the protections that come with a passenger car. Only a helmet and some leather stand between a rider and a car or the road. Injuries are often catastrophic or fatal.
Motorcyclists are also often unfairly blamed for their own injuries. People seem to have a prejudice against motorcyclists and believe that all motorcyclists are simply reckless. Because North Carolina follows the rule of contributory negligence, this is a prejudice that must be overcome in court. If a jury believes that you are even 1 percent responsible for your own accident, you cannot collect any compensation, no matter how severe your injuries.
Talk To An Experienced Motorcycle Lawyer Immediately
Because of the contributory negligence rule, it is wise to consult an attorney as soon as possible after any accident on the road, especially motorcycle accidents. The attorney will likely want to immediately begin gathering evidence that will counter any accusations the insurance company may make to deny your claim.
Turn to Jay Gervasi, P.A., for the type of help you can rely on. Jay has more than 30 years of experience and used to work as an insurance company defense attorney. He uses that experience from inside the industry to benefit his clients with his unique insights and strategy.