Virginia Motorcycle Accident Attorney

There are a few places better to ride a motorcycle than the roadways in and around our area. However, motorcyclists are inherently more vulnerable than others when an accident occurs. At Randall Page, P.C., we are here to help when you need a Virginia motorcycle accident attorney. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will conduct a thorough investigation into your claim so we can secure full compensation for your losses. Our team has extensive experience helping traffic accident victims in and around Southampton and Greensville Counties.

How often do Virginia motorcycle crashes occur?

While the last thing that any motorcyclist wants to think about is getting into an accident, these incidents do occur in and around our area. According to data available from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, we can see that there were nearly 2,000 total motorcycle crashes during the latest reporting year across the Commonwealth. Out of these incidents, there were:

  • 83 motorcyclist fatalities
  • 1,529 motorcyclist injuries

When we look at these statistics, we can see that motorcyclists have a high probability of sustaining an injury or being killed in an accident. The truth is that motorcyclists have little protection against the force of a vehicle slamming into them. Even though motorcyclists are required by Virginia law to wear a helmet, sometimes a helmet is not enough to protect them from sustaining the following injuries:

  • 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

Motorcyclists in and around Southampton and Greensville Counties have to contend with both local and out-of-state travelers, as this is a major convergence of both I-95 and I-58, as well as other significant thoroughfares.

At Randall Page, P.C., our Virginia motorcycle accident lawyers have extensive experience helping injured clients in these situations. We often discover that a motorcycle crash occurs due to the negligence of other drivers. This can include other drivers:

  • Failing to give a motorcyclist enough space on the roadway
  • Operating while impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Operating while distracted by cell phones or other devices
  • Failing to follow traffic laws

When drivers in passenger vehicles operate carelessly or negligently around a motorcyclist, this can lead to serious crashes and significant injuries.

Time limit to file a claim

While most motorcycle accident claims in Virginia will be handled through insurance settlements, it may be necessary for a motorcyclist to file a lawsuit against an alleged negligent driver. Under Virginia law, the statute of limitations for these cases is two years. This means that an injured motorcyclist has a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against an alleged negligent driver to secure compensation for their losses.

Our Virginia motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver on the roadway, contact an attorney immediately. At Randall Page, P.C., our team will investigate every aspect of your case so we can secure full compensation for your claim. This can include the following:

  • Coverage of all motorcycle crash medical expenses
  • Lost income if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent driver

When you need a Virginia motorcycle accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 757-517-8956. We are ready to get to work helping accident victims throughout the Greensville and Southampton areas.

Virginia Motorcycle Accident Attorney Legal Team

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