Northern Virginia is a popular area in which to ride motorcycles, and many enjoy being out on the open road—despite the increased risks. It is well known that a motorcyclist is more susceptible to injury in any accident, as they are not protected from the impact of a collision with another, and usually much larger, vehicle. In fact, many motorcyclists face the dangerous risks of losing their lives or being permanently disabled, even in an accident that occurs at slow speeds. A high percentage of such accidents are the result of a negligent vehicle operator who failed to notice that a motorcyclist was in the next lane, at a stop sign or light, or next to them when making a turn. Also, nearly 60% of motorcyclist fatalities occur at night, as they as less likely to be seen by the unsuspecting drivers that share the road.
Many times, when a motorcyclist is involved in a collision with a car or truck, the physical damage is devastating—as they don’t have a way to protect themselves against the crushing force of a much larger vehicle. A victim may suffer catastrophic injuries like spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, permanent paralysis, and/or traumatic brain injuries, and may even need to undergo an amputation of one or more limbs. Those who are less seriously injured may still require months or even years of medical attention, particularly when they have suffered multiple fractures. The issue of compensation in such cases should be addressed with the assistance of a personal injury attorney.
OBTAINING RIGHTFUL COMPENSATION
Our legal team has over 120 years of combined experience. We are an accomplished and well-respected personal injury law firm and serve our clients with personal commitment to their cases. We have been named “Best Lawyers” multiple times, and are part of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. As the injuries in a motorcycle accident are usually extremely severe, we advise that you contact our firm as soon as possible after the incident. We can move forward to preserve the evidence to support your claim before time passes and it becomes unavailable. We know how to deal with insurance companies, and protecting your right to the compensation you deserve is our only concern.