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North Carolina’s Bike Helmet Law: A Guide to Safety and Compliance

Nov 26, 2023 Brown Moore Bicycle Accidents

On September 25, 2023, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in East Charlotte, North Carolina. The pedestrian was crossing the street at the time of the accident. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene but was later caught.

Pedestrian accidents can be devastating, both for the victims and their families. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were over 7,300 pedestrian fatalities in the United States in 2021. Pedestrian accidents are especially common in urban areas, where there is a high volume of traffic.

Why Do Bicycle Accidents Happen?

There are several reasons why bicycle accidents occur. Common causes include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving Failure of drivers to yield to bicyclists
  • Bicyclists riding outside of bike lanes

What to Do After a Bicycle Accident

If you are involved in a bicycle accident, your first priority should be to seek medical attention, even if you believe your injuries are minor. After receiving medical care, consider consulting a personal injury lawyer to explore your legal options.

A personal injury lawyer can assist in investigating the accident, identifying liable parties, and pursuing a claim for compensation. Potential compensation for bicycle accident victims may cover:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage, including damage to the bicycle
  • Wrongful death damages

How Brown Moore & Associates Can Help

Brown Moore & Associates, a personal injury law firm, has over 20 years of experience aiding victims of bicycle accidents and other incidents in Charlotte, North Carolina. Our firm has a history of successfully securing fair compensation for our clients.

If you or someone close to you has suffered injuries in a bicycle accident, reach out to Brown Moore & Associates for a free consultation. We are committed to defending your rights and achieving the justice you deserve.

Contact Brown Moore & Associates at (704) 335-1500 for a free consultation.

Bicycle Safety Tips

To enhance safety while bicycling, consider the following tips:

Always ride in designated bike lanes and follow traffic signals. Stay alert to your surroundings and be cautious of vehicles. Establish eye contact with drivers before crossing intersections. Avoid distractions like cell phones and headphones while riding. Wear visible clothing and use reflective gear during low-light conditions.

By adhering to these safety measures, you can significantly lower the risk of being involved in a bicycle accident.