Motorcycle accident attorneys in Virginia
Good reasons to ride a motorcycle include the thrill of the open road, the sense of freedom, and the connection with the world around you, to name a few. Riding a motorcycle can be an exciting recreational activity, as well as practical, affordable transportation.
Along with the thrills come the risks of riding a motorcycle. U.S. motorcyclist traffic deaths happened 27 times more often than fatalities in other vehicles in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Further, almost 5,000 people died, and 88,000 were injured in U.S. motorcycle crashes in 2015, according to the Insurance Information Institute.
At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we represent people who have been injured in motorcycle accidents. Our Eastern Virginia traffic accident attorneys understand the pain and difficulties you may be dealing with after a serious motorcycle crash. Knowing the facts about motorcycle wrecks can help you make informed decisions if you’ve been injured.
The sad truth is that many motorcycle accidents are caused by the other driver, who fails to see the motorcycle in the roadway, fails to yield the right-of-way, or cuts the motorcyclist off in traffic. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries.
When a motorcycle crashes, serious or fatal injuries are more likely to occur, because the rider does not have the protection of an enclosed vehicle. A wide range of injuries can result from a motorcycle accident, including the following most common ones:
- Head injury (including concussion and traumatic brain injury)
- Neck injury (which can result in paralysis or death)
- Road rash (severe abrasions when the rider is thrown from the bike and slides across the pavement)
- Muscle damage (can occur anywhere on the body, including the eardrums);
- Biker’s arm (when a biker thrown in an accident braces against the fall, and the arm gets the full force of impact
- Leg injury (fractures of the legs, feet, and knees; large cuts; and road rash)
A motorcycle crash can cause serious or catastrophic injuries – including damage to the brain or spinal cord. Medical treatment is expensive, and your injuries could result in a long period in which you cannot work and earn a living. The careless driver who caused your accident should be held responsible for your injuries and cover all your losses, including these most common ones:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost future earnings
- Pain and suffering
When we handle your claim, our Gloucester motorcycle accident attorneys at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys can negotiate skillfully on your behalf for the best possible settlement. We are not afraid to take your case to court if necessary to pursue the compensation you deserve. We work on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid until we recover compensation for you. For a free consultation (and information about laws involving lane-splitting, helmets, and insurance), contact us or call us at (804) 413-6777 or toll-free (855) 781-6777.
Recent Motorcycle Accident Case Results
DISCLAIMER. Each case is handled based on the individual facts and circumstances of the case. These results are NOT indicative of the outcome of any potential case. All case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case, and these case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by our firm.
- $300,000 Compensation - Motorcyclist suffered fractured bones in a crash after a driver failed to yield the right of way.
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- Virginia Motorcycle Operator Manual
- Motorcycle Safety in Virginia
- Motorcycles and ATVs - IIHS
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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.