Safeguarding Bicyclists in North Carolina

As the popularity of bicycling in North Carolina continues to soar, both as a recreational activity and a mode of transportation, the Raleigh-Durham Research Triangle area has seen significant enhancements with the addition of greenways and designated bicycle lanes. Despite these improvements aimed at fostering a bicycle-friendly environment, the incidence of bicycle-auto collisions remains a pressing concern.

The Reality of Bicycle Accidents in North Carolina

Annually, around 1,000 bicyclists find themselves in harrowing encounters with motor vehicles on North Carolina's roads. In 2021, the United States witnessed 966 bicyclist fatalities, contributing to 2.2% of all traffic-related deaths. Although North Carolina experienced a 21.4% reduction in cyclist fatalities from 2020 to 2021, the persisting number of 22 fatalities underscores the ongoing risks faced by the cycling community.

Legal Recourse for Bicycle Accident Victims

Victims of bicycle accidents, caused by negligent or distracted drivers, are entitled to pursue legal action for compensation. The dedicated bicycle accident legal team at DeMent, Askew & Johnson is well-versed in North Carolina's personal injury laws and is committed to advocating for the rights of cyclists, ensuring they receive the compensation they rightfully deserve.

Immediate Action Post-Accident

Prompt legal intervention is crucial following a bicycle accident. Our attorneys engage in a thorough investigation to construct a robust case on your behalf, focusing on:

  • Gathering witness accounts
  • Analyzing skid marks and crash debris
  • Securing available camera footage
  • Documenting traffic controls and weather conditions
  • Evaluating roadway hazards

Establishing Fault in Bicycle-Automobile Accidents

Bicyclists are obligated to adhere to traffic laws akin to motor vehicle operators. While some accidents may involve cyclists unfamiliar with safety regulations, a significant number are attributable to motorists' failure to respect cyclists' rights. Our legal team is dedicated to holding such negligent drivers accountable.

Understanding the Severity of Bicycle-Automobile Injuries

The exposed nature of bicycling renders cyclists particularly susceptible to severe injuries, ranging from soft tissue damage and broken bones to life-altering head traumas and spinal injuries. The aftermath of such injuries often entails extensive medical treatments, surgeries, and prolonged rehabilitation.

Entitlement to Compensation

Bicycle accident victims frequently face daunting medical expenses, loss of income, and enduring pain and suffering. At DeMent Askew & Johnson, our attorneys are committed to ensuring you comprehend your rights and the potential value of your case, striving to secure the maximum compensation possible.

Why Choose DeMent Askew & Johnson?

Our Raleigh-based bicycle accident attorneys are recognized by prestigious attorney ratings organizations both nationally and within the state. With a passion for advocacy and decades of experience, our team has successfully resolved thousands of cases, securing fair compensation for victims and their families.

Seeking Justice for Bicycle Accident Victims

If you or a loved one has been impacted by a bicycle-auto accident, DeMent Askew & Johnson is here to champion your cause. We understand the profound effects these accidents can have, particularly on children and families, and are dedicated to ensuring your legal rights are upheld.

For a comprehensive, confidential case evaluation, contact us at 919-833-5555. Let our experienced attorneys fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

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