NEWPORT NEWS MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
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Motorcycles are easily the least visible vehicles on the road today, being small enough to hide in drivers’ blind spots. They’re also less stable than four-wheel vehicles, being more prone to accidents. Motorcyclists can also be more vulnerable to road conditions and weather hazards. If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, the chances are, your injuries are severe. You deserve to have a team of caring lawyers to achieve compensation for your injuries if they’ve been caused by a negligent party. Our Newport News motorcycle accident attorneys at Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, P.L.L.C. have served Virginia victims for over 45 years and have the experience needed to help you win in court.
LEADING CAUSES OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS
Motorcycle accidents can cause injury to any part of the human body and inflict emotional as well as physical damage. There are also a number of factors that can produce these injuries.
Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Poor weather and road conditions
- Lane splitting
- Distractions (texting, eating)
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Driving under the influence
- Inexperienced riders
Unfortunately, injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents are fairly common and can rack up expenses easily. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcycles have 16 times the risk of injury as a car does, and 35 times the risk of a fatal crash.
Common injuries sustained can include:
- Leg and feet injuries
- Broken and fractured bones
- Sprains and lacerations
- Head and brain injuries
- Spine and neck injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Emotional trauma
Only 65% of motorcycle riders wear a helmet at all times. Not wearing a helmet while riding increases your chances of suffering from serious injuries in an accident.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Motorcycle accident injuries can be traumatic and extremely painful, especially if you’re suffering from a long-term or permanent injury. In addition, they can also accrue expenses that may be difficult to pay for, especially since no one prepares to get in an accident and have their lives interrupted.
If another party is liable for your injuries, our team of professional attorneys can hold them responsible and recover your damages, including:
- Medical bills, including X-ray costs
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental trauma
We’ve recovered millions for our clients over the past 45 years and have the experience needed to build a strong case for you. We prepare and work tirelessly for our clients because we believe they deserve to be taken care of during their recovery. No one can prepare for a major accident, but we can help you heal.
WHAT COMPENSATION IS AVAILABLE TO MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT VICTIMS?
After an accident, injured motorcyclists have several options for recovery compensation. Because Virginia is an at-fault state, you can file a claim with the other driver’s auto insurance provider if he or she caused the accident. If you were involved in a hit and run, you may be covered through your own insurance provider if you have elected to add uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage to your policy. If you have not added this optional coverage, or if you have opted to pay the $500 uninsured motor vehicle fee, you are not covered.
In most cases, when someone else is at fault for the accident, injured motorcycle riders can seek compensation from the other motorist’s insurance company. However, because Virginia is a pure contributory negligence state, you must prove that the other person was entirely at fault for the accident; if a jury determines that you were even 1% at fault, you do not have a case.
As long as you are able to prove that the other driver caused the accident, you can seek compensation for your damages.
These damages will vary depending on the specifics of your case, but they often include the following:
- Ambulance/hospital fees
- Surgical and other treatment costs
- Ongoing medical expenses
- Medical equipment/devices
- Transportation to medical appointments
- Lost income/wages
- Future lost earnings
- Lost/reduced earning capacity (disability)
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and trauma
- Counseling and other related treatment
Additionally, if your loved one died as a result of a motorcycle accident, you may be able to bring a wrongful death claim and seek compensation for medical costs your family incurred prior to the death of your loved one, funeral expenses, and other intangible losses, such as lost companionship, support, and love.
Our firm can help you navigate the process of filing your claim and seeking full, fair compensation for your damages. Contact our Newport News motorcycle accident attorneys today for a free, confidential consultation.
WE CAN HELP YOU GATHER EVIDENCE
In order to file an effective claim for your personal injury case, you need ample evidence to prove your injuries, expenses, and that another party was responsible. When you work with us, we can help you check all the boxes and provide a strategy to achieve optimal results in court.
Your evidence should include the following:
- Medical receipts and notes
- Photos of your injuries
- Photos at the scene of the accident
- Contact information of the responsible party
- Pictures of damage done to your vehicle
- Dashboard camera videos or security camera footage
- Eyewitness statements
Seek the representation you deserve now by calling our Newport News motorcycle accident attorneys at (757) 599-6050.