Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
SERVING THE COMMONWEALTH FROM OFFICES IN VIRGINIA BEACH, NORFOLK & NEWPORT NEWS
Was a loved one injured in a motorcycle accident? Were you injured while riding? Whether the accident was relatively minor or caused significant injury, you can benefit from involving an attorney. Recovering a fair settlement from the insurance company is not easy – it can seem like adjusters do everything possible to try to delay payment, offer unfairly low settlements, or even outright deny valid claims. A legal professional can put the right amount of pressure on the insurance provider to pursue the timely and fair payment of your claim.
Since 1973, Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, PLLC has fought for injured riders and their families. We have offices in Newport News, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach and represent clients across the commonwealth. If you want to put an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer on your side to handle your claim, you have come to the right place. We have over a century of collective experience, not to mention the commitment and resources to set things right.
Contact our firm today at (757) 330-3425 for a free review of your motorcycle accident claim.
Motorcycle Accident Injuries & Your Right to Compensation
Even a low-speed collision involving a motorcycle can cause serious injuries. Riders are not protected by seatbelts and the metal frame of a motor vehicle. Even with a helmet, boots, reinforced jacket, and other protective gear, a motorcyclist may be at risk of experiencing significant physical trauma.
A motorcycle accident may cause such injuries as:
- Road rash (severe cuts and bruises from contact with the road)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Leg, knee, and foot injuries
- Arm, hand, and shoulder injuries
- Amputation or loss of limb
When a rider is injured, the party that caused the accident should be held responsible. This may be another driver or perhaps a third party like the manufacturer of an auto or motorcycle part. Our Newport News motorcycle accident attorneys can investigate your claim to determine what caused your crash and therefore what sources are available to recover compensation. Financial compensation may cover not only medical care and lost earnings but also property damage and even emotional trauma. This can help you put your life back on track.
To get the level of counsel you need to pursue maximum compensation, call (757) 330-3425 or contact us online. At Huffman & Huffman, we treat our clients like family.
Motorcycle Accident FAQ
What damages can I seek in a motorcycle accident claim?
If you were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident at no fault of your own, then you can probably seek significant damages from the liable party. Damages are based on your medical costs, future medical care, lost wages, lowered income capacity, pain, suffering, and lasting disabilities. Given that motorcyclists are often severely injured in crashes, it is common for damages in motorcycle accident claims to be steep, possibly ranging into seven figures.
I was in a motorcycle accident when a car turned left in front of me –
who is at fault?
Oftentimes, the driver who turns left in front of a motorcyclist at an intersection is at fault if the motorcyclist had a green light. Vehicles turning left against an arrow must yield to all approaching traffic and only enter the intersection when it is obviously safe to do. Drivers tend to deny liability in such accidents, though, and say that the motorcyclist rode into the intersection against a red light. Proof of liability will make a huge difference.
Can I sue if I got into a motorcycle accident without a helmet?
Not wearing a motorcycle helmet is not a good idea by any means, but it doesn’t automatically make you liable for an accident. You can still sue a driver who hits you if you weren’t wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. You might come to find that the amount of compensation you can get is reduced, though, because of the risk you knowingly took by not wearing a helmet.
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