It doesn’t matter what type of vehicle is involved in an accident, everyone has the same rights on the road and in the courtroom. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, our attorneys will make sure you aren’t taken advantage of by insurance companies who refuse to play by the rules.
Get the legal team you need after a motorcycle accident in Virginia. Just Call Geoff at (804) 888-8888!
Contact us today at our offices in Richmond or Roanoke for a free consultation. We’re here to help—24 hours a day, seven days a week—and we have the No Fee Guarantee® – meaning that you don’t pay us anything unless we win or settle your case.
Keep in mind that Virginia’s statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit is only two (2) years from the date of the accident. Contacting an attorney as soon as possible is always in your best interests.
Motorcycle Crashes – the Causes and the Costs
Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injury or death as bikers are generally less protected. According to a national study, motorcyclist fatalities have increased in 14 of the last 15 years. In fact, motorcyclist fatalities more than doubled, from 2,116 in 2011 to 4,612 in 2012.
Also, Virginia residents were involved in 2,416 motorcycle crashes in 2012. Of those, 2,149 motorcycle riders were injured and 78 motorcycle riders were killed.
Most motorcycle accidents are often caused by collisions with car drivers who pull out in front of motorcyclists at intersections or stop signs. In fact, half of all motorcycle accidents happen at intersections. At-fault drivers who caused the wreck will claim they never saw the motorcyclist.
Even when they are blameless for the accident, motorcyclists must often deal with the mistaken belief that they caused their own injuries by riding too fast, erratically or irresponsibly. We’re here to help you overcome those stereotypes and prejudices.
Regardless of how your motorcycle accident happened, if you were the victim of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you may be entitled to money for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Motorcyclists in a crash are at a high risk for broken bones and fractures. They may have serious head injuries or skin injury (commonly referred to as road rash), spinal cord injury and death. What will those injuries cost you and your family? One federal study found that motorcyclists with a single leg or foot injury – a very common type of injury after a motorcycle crash — had a median hospital charge of $20,745. Motorcyclists with a leg or foot injury combined with other injuries faced median hospital charges of $56,288.
Can you or your family afford those kinds of bills? When you’re injured, you need a law firm that will be there for you and do what it takes to get you the money you need. You need the accident attorneys at Geoff McDonald & Associates. Based in Richmond, we handle claims throughout Virginia.
Let our legal team take you through the entire legal process step by step. We’ll answer all of your questions and make sure that your case gets the individual attention it demands. Just call Geoff at (804) 888-8888!
Passengers absolutely have the right to pursue a claim for compensation. When you are injured in a car accident as a passenger, you might be able to get recovery from more than one of the drivers involved in the crash….