We Are Dedicated To Getting Compensation For Bicycle Accident Victims
Car-bike collisions are often caused by negligent drivers who either do not see or fail to yield to bicyclists. Unfortunately, many drivers attempt to pin the blame on the biker. To protect your right to compensation, it’s important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
At Christina Rivenbark & Associates, our attorneys represent bicyclists and pedestrians in Wilmington and other communities in North Carolina who have been injured in accidents with motor vehicles. For a free consultation about your case, call 910-338-9813.
Protecting Your Right To Compensation In Bike Accidents
In North Carolina, bicyclists have a right to ride on public streets as long as they follow the rules of the road. For example, bicyclists are required to ride in the same direction as traffic and to obey stoplights and stop signs.
Even when driver of the car appears to be at fault, facts can be disputed. For example, a car driver may claim that a biker ignored signals to stop or using lanes incorrectly. Statements from independent witnesses can provide important evidence in your case.
Contact A Wilmington Bike Accident Lawyer
In North Carolina, you cannot recover compensation from the other party if you are found to share any responsibility for your injuries, even if the other party was 99 percent at fault. If you are injured on a bicycle, you should never provide a recorded statement to the insurance company of the other party. Your statements may be twisted around to assign a percent of the blame to you, barring you from making a recovery.