Motorcyclists enjoy the Outer Banks as much as other tourists do, but they are much more vulnerable to injury or death in a crash because of the nature of their vehicles.
Elizabeth City, NC (PRWEB) March 22, 2012
Outer Banks motorcycle accident lawyer Danny Glover Jr. of Teague & Glover, P.A., said today that the use of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the cover of a new North Carolina map of motorcycle routes shows how inviting the area can be for bikers. However, the Outer Banks presents unique hazards, too.
According to a recent press release, the 2012 North Carolina Motorcycle-Map shows highlighted ride routes across the state that are classified for skill and experience levels.
“We’re sure the publishers put the lighthouse on the cover to remind motorcycle riders of the pleasure of touring the Outer Banks,” Glover said. “We certainly want motorcyclists to enjoy our barrier islands – but we want them to be safe, too.”
Glover’s Elizabeth City personal injury firm provides legal help to motorcyclists who have been injured in Outer Banks motorcycle accidents and elsewhere in Eastern North Carolina. He said several unique elements to the Outer Banks can make them dangerous for motorcycle riders.
Frequent inclement weather combined with the sandy nature of the islands can result in buildups of sand and broken asphalt on roadways, he said. Crowds of tourists increase the odds of encountering inattentive or impaired drivers. Also, sight lines and speed limits can change abruptly at bridges or small towns.
“Motorcyclists enjoy the Outer Banks as much as other tourists do, but they are much more vulnerable to injury or death in a crash because of the nature of their vehicles,” Glover said. “A biker in a collision with a car is likely to suffer severe head, neck or back injuries. That’s why we urge all motorists to be wary of hazards to motorcycle riders.”
Teague & Glover, P.A., pursues personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of motorcyclists injured in wrecks that are not their fault and the families of motorcyclists who are incapacitated or killed by injuries suffered in a crash.
“Motorcyclists have a right to ride, and when they’ve been hurt through no fault of their own, those responsible should be held accountable,” Glover said. “Any rider seriously hurt in a wreck, or the family of an injured or deceased rider, should look into their legal options and make sure their rights are protected.”
About Teague & Glover, P.A.
Teague & Glover, P.A., is an Elizabeth City personal injury and criminal defense law firm with deep roots in Elizabeth City and the surrounding region. The firm serves personal injury and wrongful death clients throughout Northeastern North Carolina and the Outer Banks, including Edenton, Hertford, Camden, Manteo, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills, Duck, Corolla and areas in Pasquotank, Camden, Dare, Currituck, Perquimans, Chowan and Gates counties. The firm’s practice areas include bicycle accidents, car accidents, catastrophic injuries, dog bites, health insurance claims, motorcycle accidents, nursing home abuse, pedestrian accidents, reckless driving, truck accidents, vehicle accidents and wrongful death. To learn more about the firm, call (252) 335-0878 or use the firm’s online contact form.