Motorcycle Accident | Virginia Personal Injury Blog
Enjoying a nice motorcycle ride in the fresh winter air is exhilarating. But colder weather, dangerous road conditions, and reduced visibility create greater challenges for motorcycle riders.
Taking a few precautions will help you stay safer and warmer while riding your bike in the cold. Remember to do your winter maintenance, wear the right clothes and gear, change your driving habits during the winter months, and take steps to avoid hypothermia.
Motorcycles are smaller, lighter, less visible, and less stable than cars. Motorcycle riders lack the protection of an enclosed vehicle, so they are vulnerable to serious injuries in a crash. Depending on the nature, severity, and extent of injuries, recovery from a wreck can take weeks, months, even years. Some riders never recover completely from certain motorcycle injuries.
Like everyone who operates a motor vehicle in Virginia, motorcyclists are required to carry minimum liability insurance. This requirement under Commonwealth law helps hold drivers and riders financially responsible for any accidents and injuries they cause.
Although most motorcycle accidents cause serious injuries and trauma, many riders can’t wait to get back on the road again. They may send their bike to a repair shop or decide to scrap it and start over. But often, they will quickly agree to a payment for property damage and injury from the insurance provider.
While motorcycle accident cases share many of the same characteristics as car accident cases, they tend to be more difficult to recover from—both physically and financially. John Singleton and Ken Gibson of GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys spoke about the significance of motorcycle collisions in a recent interview:
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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.
- Safety Education
GibsonSingleton launches a “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
- Annual Coat Drive
During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
- Hands-on Service
John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
- Supporting Local Schools
The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.