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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS I IN VIRGINIA BEACH SEEK COMPENSATION FOR YOUR INJURIES

If you have been seriously hurt while riding your bike in the Virginia Beach, Norfolk and the Chesapeake area, you likely face mounting medical expenses and lost wages. At the W. Ware Morrison Law Group, we understand how devastating a serious motorcycle crash can be and work diligently to obtain the financial recovery you need to get back on your bike.

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Motorcycle Accident

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Virginia’s roadways can be a dangerous place for motorcyclists. In 2012, 78 motorcycle riders were killed and another 2,149 were injured. While motorcycle crashes can have a wide range of causes, come of the most prevalent include:

Because a motorcycle offers riders very little protection, injuries are often more severe than those experienced in car accidents. Common injuries include:

If a negligent driver caused your Virginia motorcycle accident, you may obtain compensation for your injuries. Damages may include payment for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life. In the case of a fatal motorcycle accident, the loved ones of the victim may also pursue a wrongful death suit.

 

In Virginia, all motorcyclists must wear a helmet approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Riders must also wear a face shield, safety glasses or goggles unless the motorcycle is equipped with protective glass or a windshield.

 

Wearing the proper safety gear not only protects you from injury in the event of crash, but also helps ensure you will be able to pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. Since Virginia follows the doctrine of contributory negligence, which bars recovery if victims are as little as one percent liable for their injuries, failing to wear a helmet gives insurance companies the opportunity to defeat your claim, even if you were hit by a reckless driver.

Call a Virginia Beach injury lawyer for a free consultation about your motorcycle accident

 

At the W. Ware Morrison Law Group, we work hard to obtain the compensation you need to get back on the road. Whether you live in Norfolk, Chesapeake or anywhere in the Hampton Roads area, call our office today at 757.401.4378 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our Virginia Beach office is conveniently located near the Lynnhaven Mall and offers extended office hours from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

  • Failure to yield — Drivers often fail to check carefully for motorcycles before turning, merging or changing lanes.

  • Failure to recognize a motorcycle — Whether they are distracted by their cellphones or otherwise preoccupied, drivers often fail to see motorcycles until it’s too late.

  • Tailgating — Rear-end collisions are often caused by tailgating drivers who don’t understand how quickly motorcycles can stop.

  • Road defects — Motorcyclists are particularly susceptible to poor road conditions, such as potholes, uneven surfaces or pooled water.

  • Equipment defects — Bikers count on their equipment to keep them safe. Defective helmets, tires, brakes and other equipment increase the risk of injury.

  • Traumatic brain injury

  • Spinal cord injuries

  • Loss of limbs

  • Broken bones

  • Internal injuries

  • Contusions

  • Whiplash and other soft tissue damage

  • Disfigurement, burns and scarring

  • Skin abrasions known as road rash

Many motorcycle injuries, such as head injuries and back injuries, require extensive medical care and rehabilitation. In some cases, they may result in permanent disability or disfigurement. To maximize your recovery, you need an experienced lawyer by your side.

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