Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. – Attorneys at Law

Chesapeake, Virginia Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Riding a motorcycle can be one of the most freeing experiences. There are fewer places that provide better roadways out there. The one downside to having all this freedom is that the motorcycle also provides less protection than other passenger vehicles or large trucks. This means when an accident happens, you may suffer more catastrophic injuries than in a regular car accident. You may be confused on what route to take but do not fret as the Chesapeake, Virginia motorcycle accident attorney from Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. is here to help.

How do Motorcycle Accidents Happen?

An accident can happen at any time and during the latest reporting year, there were a total of 2,000 motorcycle crashes. Of those crashes, there were 1,529 injuries and 83 fatalities. There are many reasons why an accident can happen and the most common are:

  • Failure to follow traffic laws
  • Operating while under the influences of drugs or alcohol
  • Failing to give a motorcyclist enough space
  • Distracted driving such as using a cell phone or other distractions

Careless and negligent drivers are the main culprits of causing motorcycle accidents. It is important to always follow the rules of the road and wear proper safety equipment while riding.

Injuries From Motorcycle Accidents

Since motorcycles do not offer very much protection, injuries in an accident can be catastrophic and life-altering. In many cases, the victims do not survive the accident which leaves families with many unanswered questions. Some of the most common injuries we see from motorcycle accidents are:

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Paralysis due to spinal cord trauma
  • Neck or back injuries
  • Severe road rash
  • Lacerations or amputation injuries
  • Crush injuries

While some injuries can be treated within a span of a few months, others may require years of medical treatment and even lifelong care.

Compensation for Motorcycle Accidents

One of the biggest concerns for accident victims is who will pay for everything. Well, the at-fault party or their insurance company should pay for all of your expenses. However, this does not always happen, or they attempt to pay the lowest amount possible. This is one of the biggest reasons why you will need to hire a Chesapeake, Virginia motorcycle accident attorney. We will seek compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses related to the accident
  • Loss of income if you can not work
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages
  • Wrongful death damages

The amount that you can obtain will depend on the severity of your injuries and the facts of your case.

Contact Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. After a Motorcycle Accident

In Virginia, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim. The sooner you contact a Chesapeake, Virginia motorcycle accident attorney the faster we can get started on your case. Crucial evidence may become difficult to obtain the longer you wait. Contact Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., at 757-517-8956, or by filling out our online contact form.

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