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 Chapel Hill, Ann represents cyclists in Asheville, Raleigh, Durham, Greenville, Wilmington, Fayetteville, and throughout the State.

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 our Director of Outreach Lauren Wilborn at lauren@bikelaw.com.

North Carolina Blog Posts

Jul 31, 2014

Bike Law North Carolina is currently handling a case in which a Mavic R-SYS wheel failed and injured our client. Our client was riding her bike in a charity bicycle ride. Her bike was equipped with a set of R-SYS wheels she received from Mavic as a replacement for the original R-SYS wheel. Mavic recalled […]

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Jul 31, 2014

Whatever kind of bike you ride or surface you ride on, bicycling is a great social activity. So what do a bunch of bicycle lawyers do when they have to meet to discuss bicycle laws around the country and debate the merits of certain types of bicycle infrastructure? We rent bikes and go for a […]

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Jun 05, 2014

Bike Law Vance here.  Last week, Bike Law Ann wrote a passionate blog post about a morning ride in Charlotte, North Carolina and close calls she had with motorists. The post went viral, getting over 10,000 views. What followed was a “debate” in the comments to the post, including some violent ones threatening cyclists on […]

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