You may be entitled to make a claim for punitive damages if the driver who caused your motorcycle accident was careless or reckless.
Punitive damages: money awarded by a court or paid by an at-fault defendant that is designed to punish the defendant and to deter similar conduct in the future.
Under North Carolina General Statute 1D-5, our North Carolina motorcycle accident lawyers may consider filing a lawsuit for punitive damages when the defendant (at-fault driver) acted with "conscious and intentional disregard of and indifference to the rights and safety of others, which the defendant knew or should have known is reasonably likely to result in injury, damage, or other harm."
Punitive damages are frequently considered in motorcycle cases that involve a driver who was:
Our North Carolina motorcycle accident attorneys can help you evaluate your claim for punitive damages. Get help now by contacting HensonFuerst. Just dial (866) 777-1170 or complete a free initial consultation form and talk to a member of our legal team today.
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