North Carolina

With the Blue Ridge Mountains, miles of coastline and year-round riding, North Carolina is geographically the perfect place to ride a bike. Unfortunately, bicyclists in North Carolina face some of the country's most archaic and unfair laws and a strong bias against cyclists.

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Representation in North Carolina bicycle injury cases

North Carolina lawyer and Bike Law founder Ann Groninger's motivations for focusing her practice on bicycle cases are selfish ones. She rides her bike for transportation and recreation and wants to be able to do it safely. Ann also believes that improving North Carolina bicycle safety will encourage more people to ride, which makes communities better places to live. By enforcing the rights of cyclists who get hit, she’s helping to prevent the next crash.  With offices in Charlotte and Durham, Ann represents cyclists in Asheville, Raleigh, Durham, Greenville, Wilmington, Fayetteville, and throughout the State.

Ann wrote the book on North Carolina bicycle laws.  It's called the "Ride Guide (BLB #1: North Carolina Bicycle Laws)" and can be downloaded here: Ride Guide NC.

RIDE GUIDE

Read Bob Mionske's interview of Ann here.

Ann has been a full-time bicycle lawyer for over 5 years.  She was the first network lawyer for Bike Law.  She has helped create and solidify Bike Law’s unique mission of client and cause advocacy.  Because of the unique challenges posed by arcane contributory negligence law, Ann has tried and won bicycle cases across the state.  Ann has ridden a bicycle everywhere she has lived (North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Michigan, Louisiana) and around the world (Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Chile, Nepal). Ann has also spent the last 15+ years in North Carolina courtrooms, fighting for the rights of individuals. Bike Law North Carolina is a combination of these passions.

Read about her horrible morning ride in Charlotte here.

If you have been injured in a North Carolina bike accident, by a defective bicycle product, or because of an unsafe road condition and would like to discuss your case with a North Carolina bicycle accident attorney who also gets cycling, Ann welcomes your call for a free consultation.  She can be reached at 704-200-2009 or ann@bikelaw.com.

If you would like Bike Law to come speak to your club or at your shop, please contact peter@bikelaw.com.

North Carolina Blog Posts

Apr 01, 2015

North Carolina’s Rules of the Road are not very clear in how they pertain to bicycles. That’s why I wrote the Ride Guide. However, we do have favorable laws that allow bicyclists to use the road in a safe manner – taking the lane when the bicyclist determines it is the safest thing to do […]

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Mar 20, 2015

Bicyclists from across the country swarmed Washington D.C. last week to attend the 2015 National Bike Summit. At the event, dedicated bicycle advocates discussed the current state of affairs and the future of bicycling in the U.S. Also, this year’s summit marked the launch of a strategic partnership between Bike Law and the summit’s host, […]

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Mar 06, 2015

Earlier this week we posted an article about bike groups and mentioned the Knight Foundation’s $600,000 commitment to improve and increase bicycling in Charlotte. Back in November, the Knight Foundation brought together about 60 of us who are passionate about bicycling in Charlotte. What happened was that: “Key themes emerged: Charlotte needs more cycling events […]

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