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Virginia motorcycle lay down accident attorneys

Motorcycle lay down accident lawyers in Virginia who know what to do

When riding a motorcycle, you have to be alert and ready to make a split-second decision. If you encounter an unexpected road hazard or when a driver cuts you off, your response could mean the difference between life and death.

There are times when laying down your bike is your best option, but you could still end up getting seriously injured. In these cases, collecting a claim from the insurance company can be difficult. That’s why it’s important to find a Virginia personal injury lawyer who will stand firm and work smart to get you the compensation you deserve.

At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we appreciate the difficult decisions that motorcycle riders are forced to make and are ready to take on the big insurance companies. Our firm has won settlements and verdicts for numerous motorcycle accident victims in Virginia.

Give us a call today at (804) 413-6777 or toll-free at (855) 781-6777. We’ll be happy to sit down with you and go over your options for free. If we take your case, you still won’t owe us anything unless we win your case. We call it our Zero Fee Guarantee.

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What types of situations force motorcycle riders to make difficult decisions?

Riding a motorcycle is fun and economical, and it gives you a sense of freedom. Unfortunately, when an accident occurs, your injuries are more likely to be severe.

According to Forbes Magazine , motorcycle riders account for 14 percent of motor vehicle accident fatalities, despite making up only a small percentage of the people on the road. In fact, only 3% of registered vehicles are motorcycles.

Unlike someone traveling in a passenger vehicle, you don’t have a cabin with airbags and seatbelts to protect you. That’s why laying down your bike to avoid a collision is sometimes the best decision. Situations that force the rider to make a sudden, fateful choice include:

  • When you get cut off by a driver
  • When there’s an accident or vehicle pileup ahead of you
  • When someone makes an illegal lane change
  • When you encounter an object that’s too big to avoid
  • When a driver ignores a traffic signal or runs a red light
  • When you face going over the side of a cliff
  • When a driver suddenly pulls out in front of a driveway

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What types of negligent actions often put motorcycle riders in jeopardy?

When you encounter a dangerous situation on a motorcycle, you may not have enough time to slow down and steer away. It’s a tough decision to lay down your bike, but crashing into a wall or a vehicle could do even more damage.

You can control your bike, but you can’t control other people. Unfortunately, many drivers make bad decisions and perform careless maneuvers. You may also be confronted with unforeseeable hazards.

Forms of negligence that force motorcycle riders to make difficult decisions include:

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How can an experienced Virginia motorcycle attorney help you by telling your side of the story?

No matter the situation, insurance companies are looking for ways to save money. If you don’t have a Virginia motorcycle accident attorney by your side, your chances of getting a fair settlement are slim.

Insurance adjusters will try to find a reason to deny your claim and might argue that you made a bad decision. The experienced personal injury attorneys at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys know how to tell your side of the story and prove your case to a jury.

Our investigators will collect physical evidence from the accident scene, examine the police report, and interview witnesses. We’ll also provide expert witness and accident scene simulations to demonstrate that you responded reasonably under the circumstances.

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What are frequent injuries after a lay down motorcycle accident?

Even though laying down your bike may be the right decision, it can result in serious injuries. You may slide along the hard pavement, collide with an object, or get run over. Even when wearing a helmet and proper safety gear, a lay down accident can cause the following types of injuries:

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What types of compensation are available after a lay down motorcycle accident?

After a motorcycle accident, you may require extensive medical treatment. You’ll probably have to take time off from work to rest and recuperate. Some injuries cause paralysis and brain damage that may prevent you from returning to your job.

Your attorney will calculate the long-term costs of your injuries and file a claim on your behalf. A personal injury claim for a lay down motorcycle accident may include the following types of damages:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Emergency room treatment
  • Ambulance transport
  • Medical devices
  • Pain and suffering
  • Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of future income
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Occupational therapy
  • Wheelchair ramps for your home
  • Wrongful death

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Why should you schedule a FREE consultation today with GibsonSingleton?

At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, our partners John Singleton and Ken Gibson are former U.S. Marines. We consider it our calling to help the people of Virginia who have been harmed by the careless actions of others.

We treat our clients with respect and compassion and are always available to take your call if you have questions or concerns.

Call us at (804) 413-6777 or toll-free at (855) 781-6777 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We’re here to work wisely for you.

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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.