Motorcycle riders are the most vulnerable people on our roads. Motorcycle accidents are very serious and their catastrophic injuries and rider deaths are most often caused by other drivers.
At Lee Law Offices, P.A., you will find a law firm that has helped numerous riders and families deal with the serious injury or death of a loved one after a motorcycle accident.
We are dedicated to helping you recover and to getting you the maximum compensation you deserve. We know about the inattentive drivers, the often inadequate insurance policies, the road rash, broken bones, head injuries and pain and suffering.
We know. We ride. We care.
Attorney Michael R. Lee enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson. But, as a rider with more than a decade of experience on Carolina roads, Lee also sees the lack of attention and respect paid to riders by other motorists as a leading cause of serious and deadly motorcycle accidents in the Carolinas.
Nationwide, the rate of fatal motorcycle accidents has exploded in the last decade, increasing 144 percent from the 2,116 motorcycle fatalities recorded in 1997.
Last year, 5,154 riders were killed and more than 100,000 were injured.
In South Carolina, motorcycle deaths increased to 130 in 2007, compared to 89 deaths in 2003.
Meanwhile, motorcycle fatalities have nearly doubled in North Carolina in the last five years, from 108 in 2003 to 201 in 2007.
Federal studies have show that motorcycle riders are 35 times more likely to be killed than occupants of passenger cars and 8 times more likely to be injured.
Research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that about 70 percent of motorcycle accidents are the result of another vehicle not seeing the motorcycle or failing to yield to a motorcyclist. And that speeding, aggressive driving, and driver inattention are leading causes of motorcycle accidents.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a Carolina motorcycle accident, contact the Lee Law Offices, P.A., for a free appointment to discuss your rights.