York County motorcycle accident lawyers
York County, Virginia, rests on the banks of the York River, in the part of Commonwealth known as "The Peninsula." York has many historic sites significant to the birth and history of our nation. These attractions, plus the picturesque landscape, make York a great place to explore by motorcycle -- particularly the scenic Colonial Parkway.
But traveling by motorcycle can be dangerous, particularly when drivers don’t check for you and allow you safe space on roads and highways. Because motorcycles don’t provide the protection that other motor vehicles provide, even a minor accident can be physically and financially devastating.
If you’ve been injured in a car, motorcycle, or truck accident in York County, contact the experienced legal team at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our lawyers live and work in this area – we are just over the Coleman Bridge in Gloucester. We have handled many claims in York County for our neighbors, and we want to help you. Call us at (804) 413-6777 for a free consultation, and we will examine your case and determine if compensation is available for you.
Just how dangerous is riding a motorcycle in Virginia? Let’s look at the numbers from the Virginia DMV. In 2017, 2,119 motorcycle accidents were reported in our state. Of those, 1,670 were classified as injury accidents, resulting in injuries to 1,794 riders. Of those injured riders, 770 were seriously injured.
The truly disturbing statistic is that 108 motorcycle riders were killed in Virginia in 2017. That’s nearly a 50 percent increase from the previous year, and the highest number of fatalities in a decade.
York County had 21 motorcycle accidents alone in 2018, most of them heading down I-64 or along the George Washington Memorial Highway. The stretch between Waller Mill Park and Williamsburg Golf Club has been consistently dangerous, but in 2017, so was Yorktown Road. Even Seaford Road saw a motorcycle accident in the last few years. No matter where you are, one mistake by a driver can be deadly for a biker.
Some motorcycle accidents may be the fault of the rider, due to impaired driving, speeding, or inexperience. But in many cases, another party is the cause of a motorcycle accident. Possible responsible parties include:
- The driver of another vehicle: Many drivers don’t “see” motorcycles in time and turn left in front of them or change lanes into them, causing a collision. Other “no contact” accidents happen when a vehicle forces a motorcyclist to take evasive measures to avoid a crash, such as laying the bike down. In such a case, the driver of the other vehicle may still be held responsible for the rider’s injuries and property loss.
- The manufacturer of a motorcycle or motorcycle part: If a design flaw or manufacturing defect caused the accident, the manufacturer can be held liable. This is also true for the manufacturer of individual bike parts, such as tires or brakes.
- A motorcycle mechanic: If another party was hired to do repairs or maintenance on the bike, and didn’t do them correctly, that mechanic can be held liable.
- The party charged with maintenance of the roadway: If a city, county, or state allowed hazardous roadway conditions, such as potholes, to exist for an unreasonable amount of time, they can be held liable if those conditions caused the motorcycle wreck.
Determining who was responsible for a motorcycle accident in York County can be difficult, which is the last thing you want to deal with while you’re recovering from injuries.
Let GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys take care of your claim while you get back on your feet. We have a no-fee guarantee, which means we take your case and only charge you if we recover the money you need.
John Singleton and Ken Gibson are former U.S. Marines with experience in federal and state courts, as well as with insurance company tactics. We "work smart" to gather the evidence and maximize your claim. But if our opponents won’t compensate your claim fairly, we are willing to go to trial to fight for a fair verdict.
Take the first step toward recovery by calling our York County injury lawyers at (804) 413-6777 for a free case evaluation.
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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.