Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Statesville Will Fight to Win Your Best Possible Settlement

Statesville Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Motorcycles don’t have the safety features available in cars or trucks. For these reasons, motorcycle riders usually have much more severe injuries in a wreck than car and truck drivers. Motorcycles are much smaller than other vehicles. The driver of a car or truck will often claim they didn’t see you. Do these facts mean the insurance companies will pay you a fair settlement when the driver of a car or truck hits you? No. Insurance companies make money by paying out the least money they can get away with while charging the highest premiums they can. To get the money you need, it’s a good idea to hire an experienced Statesville motorcycle accident attorney.

Sumwalt Anderson’s motorcycle accident attorneys will fight hard to make sure you get every penny you’ll need to get back on your feet. We’ll make sure the insurance company pays enough to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. We will also work to recover the maximum amount for your pain and suffering.

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Trust Our Statesville Motorcycle Accident Lawyers to Defend Your Rights


The insurance company may not accept 100% fault on the part of its driver who hit you. The insurer may try to introduce evidence that shows you are partially at fault for the crash. This evidence could negate your chance to receive a settlement in North Carolina. You may need to defend your rights to seek an award from the driver who hit you. Our Statesville motorcycle accident lawyers are ready to work on your behalf. We’ll introduce facts that show you did nothing to cause the accident.

Our Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Statesville Will Start by Proving Who Caused the Crash

We must show the other driver was negligent or reckless to win your case. We’ll investigate the facts behind the crash to show that you did nothing wrong and the other driver was entirely at fault. Some methods our Statesville motorcycle accident lawyers may use to show the other driver was at fault include:

  • Reviewing police reports and traffic tickets issued
  • Studying the accident scene
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Reviewing any video of the crash
  • Discussing the cause of your injuries with your doctor
  • Consulting with an accident re-creation expert.

We Will Seek a Fair Financial Judgment for You in a Few Different Areas

When filing a claim after your motorcycle accident, you can attempt to receive payments for multiple items. Our motorcycle accident lawyers in Statesville, NC, will work hard to ensure that you win the amount you should have in each portion of the settlement.

  • Medical bills: Your settlement should cover all your medical costs related to the injuries you suffered in the accident. These costs include any expenses for emergency care, for surgeries, for physical therapy, and for other medical costs. We’ll fight for all the medical expenses you’ve incurred, but that’s not all. We will also fight to recover the amount of any future medical expenses you may incur.
  • Lost wages: If you can’t work because of the injuries you suffered in the motorcycle crash, you can receive an award to cover your lost wages. If you can’t work in the future or if you need to work fewer hours, a calculation of this amount can be part of the settlement, too.
  • Pain and suffering: The pain and suffering judgment after a motorcycle crash includes a payment for your reduced quality of life, disfiguring or disabling injuries you suffered, emotional trauma, nightmares, depression, and an inability to take part in the activities you enjoyed before the accident. Pain and suffering are the trickiest part of any settlement, since it’s difficult to calculate. Our team’s experience in this area can provide a significant benefit to you.

Common Injuries Caused By Motorcycle Accidents

Brain Injuries

Brain injuries are common with motorcycle accidents. Sure, your helmet helps, but it isn’t enough to protect you from a car or truck moving at 70 miles per hour. A brain injury is sometimes not apparent immediately after the accident. You need a motorcycle accident attorney that knows to look for these injuries.

Brain injuries can substantially reduce your quality of life. Long-term medical care is often required. You’ll need to recover enough money to afford this essential medical care and physical therapy.

Spinal Injuries

If a larger vehicle hits your motorcycle, you’re going to be thrown from the motorcycle. Even before you hit the ground, the impact will often harm the spine. Spinal injuries can leave riders with lifelong medical issues. The necessary treatments could last for decades. You’ll need to recover enough money to pay for these treatments.

What if the Other Driver Doesn’t Have Enough Insurance?

If the other driver doesn’t have enough insurance to cover your injuries, you can still recover an under-insured motorist claim. In one case, the motorcycle accident attorneys at Sumwalt Anderson recovered $950,000 from an at-fault driver who only had $30,000 in insurance coverage.

How Much Could My Motorcycle Crash Award Be Worth?


Motorcycle crashes where the other driver is at-fault could be worth anywhere from four figures to eight figures. The value of your settlement will depend on the particular facts in your case. If you suffer injuries that leave you with disfigurement, unable to work, or unable to enjoy life in the same way you did before the crash, you should win a larger award. If you can return to work and your normal life within a few days after the crash, your settlement may involve a smaller award.

Why Choose Us As Your Statesville Motorcycle Attorney?


Attorney Mark Sumwalt has been practicing law for over forty years. He has litigated hundreds of cases all across North Carolina. Several times, he has fought for his clients all the way to the North Carolina Supreme Court. His fellow lawyers have the highest respect for him and have selected him as one of the top lawyers in the state of North Carolina several times.

Attorney Richard Anderson has been practicing law for almost thirty years. Attorneys and clients alike admire his attention to detail. His success as a lawyer includes being lead counsel for a case that recovered $9 million for a client who suffered brain damage after being hit by a truck.

Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Statesville, NC, Take Pride in Our Responsiveness to Clients

Our clients often are going through the process of filing a personal injury claim for the first time when they hire us. After a motorcycle crash with injuries, filing a claim can be a confusing process. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Statesville are constantly available to our clients to answer questions and to discuss the case. Some of the most common questions we hear include the following.

  • Do I really need to hire Statesville motorcycle accident lawyers after my crash?

    The decision to hire representation after your crash primarily depends on your personal situation. If you were able to recover within a couple of days from the injuries you suffered in the accident and if you only miss a day or two of work, you probably can settle this simple type of claim yourself without the need to hire our motorcycle accident lawyers in Statesville, NC. However, if your injuries will require weeks of care and if you may have pain and suffering well into the future, our team will work tirelessly to help you receive the settlement amount you should have.

  • Will you guarantee that I will win my motorcycle crash settlement?

    We cannot guarantee that you will win your motorcycle crash claim. That would not be in keeping with our professional ethics. Any attorney who guarantees that you will win your claim is not being truthful with you. We cannot control what a jury or a judge will find in your claim, should it go to trial. All we can control and guarantee to you is that we will work hard and do everything we can to try to win the fairest possible award in your claim. Our Statesville, NC, motorcycle accident attorneys have decades of collective experience representing victims. We use that experience to deliver outstanding representation for our clients. Our level of preparation and hard work often leads to the outcomes our clients are seeking, but there is no guarantee.

  • Will my motorcycle accident claim go to trial?

    Many personal injury claims, including those resulting from a motorcycle crash, settle during the negotiation phase. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Statesville will handle the negotiations with the insurance company for you. If we can come to a fair settlement amount during negotiations, we can put an end to the claim without needing to go to trial. However, if the insurer refuses to treat your claim fairly, our team and you together may determine that going to trial is the best option.

  • What if I was not wearing a motorcycle helmet during the crash?

    In North Carolina, the state’s contributory negligence law (statute § 1-139) means that you will struggle to recover any damages if the insurance company can show that your own negligence played any role in the crash or in your injuries.

  • How long do I have to file a personal injury claim after my motorcycle crash?

    North Carolina statute § 1-52 gives victims of motorcycle crashes up to three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Our team will make sure that your claim meets all of the rules in the state, including fitting within the three-year statute of limitations.

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 Statesville Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Work on a Contingency Fee Basis

    This means we do not charge motorcycle accident victims any money ahead of time when they hire us. Instead, our payment for representing you will come from the final settlement award in the case. We receive a percentage of the final award. If we do not win a settlement for you, you owe us nothing. Working on a contingency fee basis ensures that our financial interests align with yours when it comes to the outcome we are seeking in the case.

    Once you choose to hire our Statesville, NC motorcycle accident attorneys, we will be ready to work on your case immediately. We will take over the negotiations and discussions with the insurance company for you. This gives you more time to focus on your recovery. You can be certain that we will keep you informed every step of the way. Although we will advise you on how we think your claim should proceed, the final decision on each step we take will be yours.

    For a free review of your case, contact our Statesville motorcycle accident lawyers today. We will treat you and your family with the compassion and professionalism that you deserve. Call us at (704) 377-3770.