Virginia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Every time a motorcyclist saddles up behind the bars, they put themselves at serious risk of injury or death. Of the 60,000 registered motorcycle operators in Virginia, 1,200 report accidents each year, and several dozen injuries result in cyclist fatalities. Virginia enforces a 100 percent mandatory helmet law, but very often helmets do not provide enough protection. Unlike passenger vehicles, motorcycles do not offer protection between the passenger and the elements existing on the road, like trees, road surfaces, and other vehicles. When a cyclist is flung from his motorcycle, the injuries can be devastating.

While statistics vary greatly depending on the source, one fact remains: Thousands of motorcyclists die every year in fatal motorcycle accidents around the country. While reports and statistics often vary, it is roughly estimated that between two and three thousand motorcyclists die each year in the U.S., and some 80-to-130 thousand non-fatal accidents occur each year, on average. It is also reported that 70 to 80 percent of all reported motorcycle accidents result in injury or death, while the injury/fatality rate of passenger vehicles is 20 percent. Recent statistics show that per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, the number of reported motorcycle accidents was 776.57, while the number for passenger cars involved in accidents per 100 million miles traveled was 423.13. This discrepancy can only be attributed to one thing: Lack of a protective barriers on motorcycles. While riding a motorcycle does pose a risk, that does not mean that motorcyclists are always to be blame for accidents and in those cases, they shouldn't have to pay for resulting damages.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident in Virginia, or you are a family member of a loved one who was killed in a motorcycle accident, qualified attorneys are available to help you win the compensation you deserve, permitting another vehicle or entity was responsible for the collision. An experienced Virginia motorcycle accident lawyer is well-versed in Virginia's motorcycle laws, both at the state and local levels, and they will understand the injury and insurance laws relevant to your case. This knowledge can help your case immensely, as it will lead to recovery of monetary compensation for injuries. Medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, damages to the motorcycle, and other accident-related costs can be recovered when a Virginia motorcycle lawyer applies their expertise to your case.

When searching for motorcycle accident lawyers in Virginia, look for attorneys who are also familiar with motorcycles, those who are open-minded about motorcyclists, and those who have an understanding of motorcycle culture. In general, personal injury attorneys can help you with your case, but be sure to ask about the number of motorcycle accident cases they have handled.

In recent Virginia motorcycle accident news, a 28-year-old driver nearly missed her turn and cut across four lanes of traffic in order to try to catch it. The results of her careless driving included the injuring of a motorcyclist, who would have to be airlifted to the hospital.

If you're ready to hire a Virginia motorcycle accident lawyer, it is in your best interest to seek counsel right away. In Virginia, your claim must be filed within two years of the motorcycle accident, depending on the type of action being filed. Simple Virginia motorcycle cases may take around several months to resolve, while more complicated cases could take several years.


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