Gary Poole Law Blog

Category: Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles and Dogs

With a title like this you might be thinking that this blog post could be about the Annual Miles for Mutts Motorcycle Ride that takes place in Burlington, North Carolina at Lucky’s Saloon to benefit the Humane Society of Alamance County, North Carolina, and pet rescues such as the Biscuit Foundation in Burlington, North Carolina.Read More

SPOTLIGHT ON B.U.D.S. FOUNDATION

For the last several years I have had the privilege of sponsoring the B.U.D.’S Foundation and their yearly Fallen Riders Fundraisers Weekend. B.U.D.’S stands for Bikers United to Defend driving Safely. The B.U.D.’S Foundation is headquartered in Wilson, North Carolina, and was founded by Tracey Burnett in memory of her brother marine veteran Private First-ClassRead More

Counselor at Law

           My North Carolina Law License that hangs on my office wall indicates that I am admitted to practice as an “ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW” in the courts of North Carolina, and that phrase is bold and capitalized.  When I am asked what I do, however, I generally say thatRead More

Buying a Vintage/Antique/Classic Motorcycle

So, you are looking for a vintage/antique/classic motorcycle. Maybe it is nostalgia; you had a particular motorcycle when you were younger, or it was your “dream bike” at the time. It could be that it’s the enjoyment of riding a vintage/antique/classic bike. Maybe you have a fairly new Harley-Davidson, Honda, BMW, Ducati, Triumph, Indian, etc.,Read More

In an Accident? Call the Police!

A few posts ago, I talked about what a motorcyclist should or should not do at the scene of the accident. One thing I pointed out was always call the police. In this post, I am going to go into more detail as to why you should call 911/the police if you are ever involvedRead More

I Have Been in a Motorcycle Accident! What Do I Do? (Part 3)

In the last 2 posts, I discussed what a motorcyclist should/should not consider doing after a motorcycle accident and while they are being initially treated in an emergency room. In this post, I will discuss what a motorcyclist should/should not consider doing between the time they leave the hospital but before they contact a lawyer.Read More

I Have Been in a Motorcycle Accident! What Do I Do? (Part 2)

In the last post I discussed what a motorcyclist should/should not consider doing at the scene of their accident. In this post, I will discuss the motorcyclist’s initial medical treatment after a motorcycle accident, and I am going to assume that the motorcyclist has been transported to the local emergency department. The investigating officer mayRead More

I Have Been in a Motorcycle Accident! What Do I Do? (Part 1)

Right after a motorcycle accident it is hard to know what to do.  This motorcycle accident might be the first accident you have ever been involved in or the first in which you have ever been injured.  As a motorcycle accident lawyer, I represent injured motorcycle riders across North Carolina regarding their claims with theRead More

NORTH CAROLINA MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH

Here in North Carolina, we just concluded North Carolina Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month (May) as promulgated by Governor Roy Cooper. Here is what the North Carolina Department of Transportation set out in its May 1, 2018, news release regarding Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: Vehicle drivers can unintentionally become huge dangers to a motorcyclist’s safety,….Motorists needRead More

GET THE NAMES OF THOSE WITNESSES TO YOUR ACCIDENT

       If unfortunately you are ever involved in a motorcycle accident, scooter accident, car accident, pedestrian accident, etc., your health/medical condition is the most important thing to keep in mind at the scene of the accident. If you are seriously injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, then what I am aboutRead More