Skilled Legal Help for Your Motorcycle Injury Claim

When another party hits your motorcycle and causes severe injuries, you may be facing an uncertain future. Your injuries could be significant, leaving you facing weeks or months of rehabilitation. You may be unable to return to work after your crash, meaning you have increasing medical bills at the same time you do not have income.

You did not do anything wrong. You do not deserve to go through these financial hardships. You expect the insurance company representing the driver who hit you to give you a fair settlement. Unfortunately, this rarely happens. Having a skilled attorney at your side can mean the difference between a meager settlement and one that is appropriate to cover the costs of your injuries and related damages. Our motorcycle accident lawyers at Sumwalt Anderson will fight as hard as we can to help you receive the settlement you should have. We take pride in standing up for victims of the negligent behavior of others. Call us today at (704) 377-3770 for a free case review.


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Helping With Your Motorcycle Accident Injuries


After a motorcycle accident, you may end up needing emergency medical care. After doctors stabilize your condition, you likely still face a long recovery period. You may need to spend time at a rehabilitation facility. You deserve to receive a settlement for all of these bills. As the victim of someone else’s reckless behavior behind the wheel, you should not have to pay for your medical costs.

Should the insurer balk at paying some of your medical costs, calling them unnecessary, we can help. Our team of motorcycle accident lawyers will study your medical records and interview your doctors. We then use this information to show the insurance company why you deserve the settlement we are requesting.


Beyond reimbursement for the direct medical costs related to your injuries, our motorcycle accident attorney in Charlotte will also seek compensation for pain and suffering.

We understand that if you will have ongoing pain or if you will have permanent disability or disfigurement, a financial settlement will not put an end to these problems. However, our hope is that by helping you receive an award for your injuries, we can alleviate some of the financial concerns you have, allowing you to focus on your family and your health.

Your pain and suffering settlement amount can account for things like:

  • Emotional trauma
  • Nightmares
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Ongoing pain
  • Reduction in quality of life
  • Inability to enjoy normal family activities
  • Change in your personality
  • Disfigurement and disability.

Should your loved one’s injuries in a motorcycle accident have led to a fatality, our Charlotte wrongful death lawyer can help your family receive a settlement from the negligent driver.

Common Questions for Our Charlotte Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

During our representation of those who suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, we receive certain questions frequently, including the following.

  • How do I select a good motorcycle accident lawyer?

    Motorcycle injury cases can become quite complex. The serious level of injuries can result in large settlements, which leads to intense negotiations between our Charlotte motorcycle accident attorney and the insurance company. Over the years, our clients have learned they can trust our level of experience, as well as the compassion we have for them. We have a proven track record of putting our clients first. We prepare for any scenario in the case.

  • What kind of settlement can I win after a motorcycle accident?

    Your financial award will depend on the severity of injuries you have and on how they will change your life going forward. Our team cannot guarantee that you will win a certain amount. Some cases are worth thousands dollars, while others are worth millions of dollars. You can trust we will work as hard as we can to win the biggest possible award for you.

  • + How much will it cost to hire a motorcycle accident lawyer?

    The Sumwalt Anderson Law Firm works on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients do not have to pay anything ahead of time to secure our services. Instead, our fee will be a percentage of the final settlement of the case.

  • How do I know if I need a lawyer after my motorcycle accident with injuries?

    No state law requires that victims in motorcycle accidents hire an attorney to represent them. Understand, though, that the insurance company will have multiple adjusters and lawyers on its side, especially if your injuries are severe. By hiring our team to represent you, you will even the playing field. We will fight for every penny you should have in your settlement.

  • How long does it take to settle a motorcycle accident claim?

    Settling a motorcycle accident injury claim may take anywhere from a few months to a few years. Some cases take even longer. Personal injury cases with serious injuries or disputed facts about what happened will take longer. Should the insurance company refuse to negotiate in good faith, we may have to take the case to trial, which significantly lengthens the case.

Our team at Sumwalt Anderson Law Firm follows a philosophy of paying it forward. Having the ability to defend the rights of victims of negligence energizes us every day. We treat our clients like family. For a free consultation, contact us at (704) 377-3770 as soon as possible.

Finding Help with Serious Motorcycle Injuries


Because a motorcycle does not have the same kinds of safety gear as the interior of a car, any motorcycle accident has the potential to be severe. The force of a large truck or a speeding car hitting a motorcycle can send the rider flying, leading to life-changing injuries.

If you suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in your motorcycle crash, you could be facing a lifetime of headaches, a loss of memory, and an inability to concentrate. This can greatly affect your ability to hold down a job in the years to come. Count on our Charlotte brain injury lawyer to negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, protecting your right to receive compensation. If your case should need to go to trial, our skilled litigators will aggressively fight for you.


Another injury that happens all too often after motorcycle accidents involves injuries to the spinal cord. For a motorcycle rider, the force of an accident with a reckless motor vehicle operator may lead to significant spinal injuries.

To win the settlement you truly deserve, count on our Charlotte spinal injury lawyer to understand the way this type of injury can affect your life. You may end up confined to a wheelchair, or you may have reduced strength throughout your body for years to come, perhaps forever. When the insurer tries to reduce your settlement offer, we can use our experience with these cases to explain why you deserve a larger award.


When you experience life-changing injuries after a motorcycle accident, you may feel all alone. You may be facing long and painful rehabilitation. You may not be able to enjoy the same activities with family and friends that you did before the accident. You may not be able to work and spend time with coworkers. Our team at Sumwalt Anderson understands just how different your future may be after suffering serious injuries in a motorcycle accident.

You deserve respectful and compassionate legal representation. We will listen to your concerns and relay them to the insurance company. When the insurer tries to throw red tape in our way or accuses you of exaggerating your injuries, we will not back down. We do not believe in settling claims until our clients receive every penny they deserve.

We hope the information above help to clarify some of the basics regarding motorcycle accident lawsuits in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.

Client Testimonial

”Richard Anderson was great to work with. He guided me through my case, explaining all steps along the way and getting the best possible outcome for my situation. I appreciate his experience, network within Charlotte and his availability to me as a client. I would highly recommend him to any of my family or friends.” – Kelly Ligon (Google Review)

Attorney Richard Anderson

Richard “Rick” Anderson is a native Charlottean. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990 and his Juris Doctorate law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law in 1993. Rick focuses his practice on workers’ compensation, medical negligence, and catastrophic personal injury cases. You will find Rick to be an honest and dedicated advocate ready to fight for his clients. When he accepts your case, Rick makes a personal commitment to you and uses his 27 years of knowledge and experience to advance your lawsuit to achieve a successful outcome. [ Attorney Bio ]

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    Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Will Provide Multiple Benefits for You


    The team at Sumwalt Anderson Law Firm consists of litigators, first and foremost. We always show up prepared, whether we are negotiating with the insurance company, speaking with witnesses to your crash, or representing you at a trial. We take pride in our detailed preparation, ensuring that we can handle curve balls in your case as they arise.

    One especially difficult scenario in a personal injury case after a motorcycle accident is trying to determine when to settle. Insurance companies often will negotiate with you after the crash, attempting to reach a settlement without having to go to trial.

    We understand the temptation to agree to a settlement offer relatively quickly after your accident. However, our team advises the majority of our clients to wait to settle until we know the full extent of your injuries and how they will affect your life. If you settle early, you cannot go back and request more money if your doctor finds additional injuries later.


    You can count on our team to always exhibit integrity, even when we work against an insurance company that is not doing the same. That doesn’t mean we give in to tough insurers, though.

    We will fight hard in your case to counteract the techniques the insurer uses to try to reduce your settlement award. We do not let insurance companies rely upon untrue information that will influence the settlement in your case. If they attempt to treat you unfairly, refusing to negotiate in good faith, we likely will advise you to walk away from negotiations and take the case to trial.

    Our Charlotte motorcycle accident lawyer team members have decades of experience. We do not allow an insurance companies to intimidate us, no matter how many lawyers the company assigns to your case. We will represent you to the best of our abilities, working tirelessly to win the settlement you are entitled to. To start the process, contact us today at (704) 377-3770 for a free review of your case.

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