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

Suffolk, Virginia Motorcycle Accident Attorney

The freedom that riding a motorcycle gives its riders is unmatched. It is just you and the open road. The downside to riding a motorcycle is that you are left vulnerable to the other vehicles on the road. When an accident occurs a motorcyclist will face more severe injuries than any other person involved aside from a pedestrian.

In 2020, there were 1,827 motorcycle crashes with 88 of those being fatal and 1,405 having injuries according to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident it is important that you contact a Suffolk, VA motorcycle accident attorney.

Virginia Motorcycle Accident Injuries

After considering the statistics, you may never want to ride a motorcycle again. You should not stop living your life but should always try to stay safe when riding your motorcycle. Some of the most common injuries that happen during a motorcycle accident include:

  • Neck injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Loss of limb
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Severe road rash

This is not an exhaustive list and there can be a variety of other injuries that may be sustained during a motorcycle accident. After an accident, you should seek medical attention immediately and then contact Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. to discuss your case.

Types of Suffolk, VA Motorcycle Accidents

An accident can happen for any reason especially when there are so many different vehicle types and drivers on the road. However, there are some common causes of motorcycle accidents which include:

  • Failure to follow traffic laws
  • Failing to give enough space for a motorcyclist
  • Operating a vehicle while under the influence
  • Distracted driving

These may sound similar to the causes of car accidents and that is because they are. Many accidents are attributed to the same driver errors. Some accidents can be caused by something outside of the control of the driver, but that is very rare. It is important to seek medical attention and contact an attorney after an accident.

How a Virginia Motorcycle Accident Attorney Can Help

In Virginia, there is a two-year statute of limitations to bring legal action against another party for a persona;l injury claim. The clock starts ticking on the day of the accident. Working with a Virginia motorcycle accident attorney will increase your chances of obtaining appropriate compensation for your damages and losses. Typically, most claims will be settled with the negligent party’s insurance carrier.

At Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. we have experience handling cases just like yours. We will seek compensation for the following:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Los income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages (depending on the circumstances)
  • Coverage of medical expenses

If your loved one has died as a result of a motorcycle accident, the surviving family may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek compensation for the loss of their loved one. If you or a loved one were involved in a motorcycle accident contact Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. at 757-517-8956 or by filling out our online contact form.

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