Motorcycle riders get a bad reputation for being reckless all because of their choice of vehicle. However, many bikers are very adept at handling their bikes and driving carefully. Other drivers are significant culprits of inattention and carelessness. These and other driver actions can lead to risk for motorcycle riders. Finding the cause of the motorcycle accident is vital to injury claims. A Virginia motorcycle accident lawyer can help with the investigation and financial recovery process.
One of the best feelings in the world is traversing the open road with nothing but the wind hitting you and the beautiful scenery. Sadly, that incredible feeling can be quickly interrupted when a collision happens. Motorcycle wrecks are typically associated with severe injuries. Motorcycles account for 3% of all registered vehicles, but motorcyclists account for 14% of traffic fatalities, according to the National Safety Council. While life-altering injuries are possible, so are minor injuries.
Since there are many factors in motorcycle accidents, there is no formula to predict how severe your injury will be. Some potential motorcycle accident injuries you may experience include:
This is not a complete list, as any number of injuries can result from a motorcycle accident. Subsequent injuries are also possible if a rider is thrown from their vehicle, hit by another car, or slides on the pavement. It is best to get medical attention immediately to assess your injuries and begin your physical recovery. You should then call a Virginia motorcycle accident attorney.
Depending on the cause of the motorcycle accident, the severity of your inquiries, and other factors, you might be able to pursue compensation. There are two primary types of damages you can seek, including economic and non-economic. Punitive damages might be available in cases involving intentional misconduct or extreme negligence.
In general, damages can include but are not limited to:
An experienced Virginia personal injury lawyer can help assess which damages apply to your case. Speak to the Law Office of Sharif Gray for more information.
Bikers face a significant risk since their bikes have few safety features. They are some of the smallest vehicles on our roadways. The lack of protection and security can contribute to the severity of injuries. Bikers may suffer significant injuries when they are in a collision with an SUV, commercial truck, or passenger vehicle.
Motorcycle drivers and passengers can wear protective equipment. The laws regarding safety equipment will vary depending on where you live. It is essential to know what they are and abide by them. However, in some cases not wearing protective equipment does not prevent you from pursuing compensation.
Victims of motorcycle accidents have legal options after collisions. You may be eligible to pursue compensation and recover financially for your losses. However, having legal representation is vital. A Virginia personal injury attorney from RVA Personal Injury Lawyers will work to fight for your rights. Call us at (804) 915-1611 today.
There are many personal injury lawyers in Virginia, but we believe that we stand out for several reasons:
We have a deep understanding of the legal and insurance systems in Virginia and will use this knowledge to get justice on your behalf.
Sharif Gray has a proven track record of success in securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
We understand that every case is unique and we take the time to listen to your story and understand your needs and goals. We will work with you to develop a customized legal strategy to get the justice you deserve.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid. You can rest assured that we are working hard to get you the best possible result.
The statute of limitations is two years for most personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases in Virginia.
For most cases, you must file a lawsuit within that time frame. But there are exceptions. Give us a call at (804) 915-1611 to discuss your options.
In Virginia, the jury considers the following factors when deciding the amount of a verdict:
(1) Any bodily injuries sustained and their effect on health according to their degree and probable duration;
(2) Any physical pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(3) Any disfigurement or deformity and any associated humiliation or embarrassment suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(4) Any inconvenience caused in the past and any that probably will be caused in the future;
(5) Any medical expenses incurred in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to occur in the future;
(6) Any earnings lost because of being unable to work at their calling;
(7) Any loss of earnings and lessening of earning capacity, or either, that may reasonably be expected to sustain in the future; and
(8) Any property damage sustained.
Virginia Model Jury Instruction No. 9.000: General Personal Injury and Property Damage
There is no cap on damages in most personal injury cases. But there is a cap on damages in medical malpractice cases.
There is also a cap on punitive damages.
Your personal injury lawyer should pursue the full and fair value of what was taken from your health and quality of life.
Sharif Gray has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and he is known for taking cases to trial.
We are not settlement lawyers. We are committed to trying cases well. Because of that, we do not handle hundreds of cases at a time. We are selective in the cases we take so we can get justice for the people we represent.
Nothing until we win your case.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid.
If we resolve your case before filing a lawsuit, we charge a fee of up to 33.33% of the recovery. After a lawsuit is filed, we may charge a fee of up to 40% of the recovery.
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