James City County motorcycle accident lawyers
Driving a motorcycle is just fun, particularly in James City County.
James City County is a popular place for motorcyclists from across the United States to ride. According to MotorcycleDestinations.com, “The Colonial Parkway is National Park Road, a concrete road that is very well maintained—running from Jamestown to Yorktown battlefield. With many scenic overlooks, the roadway allows for wildlife and natural scenery observation. There are several tunnels to roll the throttle and hear the music of our bikes echo off the walls. You will ride parallel to the James River and the Naval Weapons Station Yorktown border. On occasion, you will see U.S. Navy vessels being outfitted for deployment. The local waterfront offers many small pubs and restaurants serving wonderful regional offerings if ending in Yorktown.”
However, even in our beautiful area, automobile drivers don’t always look out for motorcycles. And if you do get in an accident, the results can be devastating. In a recent year, 87 motorcycle riders were killed, and more than 1,400 were injured by crashes in Virginia.
If you’re a motorcycle rider who was harmed by careless driver in James City County or beyond, we can help. At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we work wisely to get justice for our motorcycle friends in Virginia. Our team can file a claim to help you receive the money you deserve to pay for your medical expenses and other related costs.
Call (804) 413-6777 today to schedule a free consultation with us to find out how we can help, and about our no-fee guarantee, meaning we only get paid when you do.
Motorcycle riders enjoy the same rights as everyone else on the road. Most motorcyclists drive defensively and obey the traffic laws. But when drivers fail to take the necessary precautions, they can cause accidents that seriously harm people on motorcycles.
Careless driver behaviors include:
- Merging, swerving, or changing lanes without checking to see if a motorcycle is occupying the lane.
- Left turns. About 40 percent of all crashes involve intersections. When drivers fail to make sure that no motorcycles are coming before making a left turn, they can cause a catastrophic wreck.
- Speeding reduces a driver’s reaction time and causes injuries to be much worse in a collision.
- DUI. Drugs and alcohol use impair a driver’s vison, judgment, reflexes, and coordination. Intoxicated drivers are a threat to everyone on the road.
- Distracted driving. Texting or using a handheld phone while driving is against the law in Virginia. Other behaviors that cause distracted driving include using a GPS, talking, eating, adjusting the radio, or reaching for an object
Motorcycle riders are much more vulnerable than automobile drivers and passengers. Motorcyclists are about 28 times more likely than auto drivers to suffer a fatality, and they are four times more likely to be injured in an accident, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
When a motorcycle rider gets hurt in an accident, the injuries are often severe. But insurance companies are reluctant to offer you a settlement that covers the true cost of your medical treatment. In fact, the insurance agent may even try to blame you for an accident that their client caused.
Insurance companies use a lot of tricks, like offering a lowball settlement or trying to get you to make a statement that could hurt your claim. The best thing to do is let your motorcycle accident attorney negotiate on your behalf.
Your James City County personal injury attorney will investigate the accident to find out who was responsible for your injuries. This investigation may involve going over local police reports, talking to witnesses, creating accident reenactments, and consulting with medical experts. Then your lawyer will file a claim against the other driver’s insurance company to pay your expenses which may include:
- Current and future medical costs
- Time missed from work
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
Unlike motorists, motorcycle riders don’t have seatbelts and a secure cabin to shield them from the impact of a crash. As motorcycle attorneys, we commonly see the following types of injuries and other devastating results with motorcycle accident victims:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Bone fractures
- Internal organ damage
- Loss of limb
- Neck injuries
- Wrongful death
At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we know what it’s like to be hurt by a negligent driver. We also bring years of valuable experience to your case – with John Singleton having worked as an insurance attorney, and Ken Gibson having been a Federal and State prosecutor. If we take your case, we will not rest until we have achieved justice for you.
Call (804) 413-6777 and schedule your FREE consultation with us today.
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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 “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.