Motorcyclists are at a high risk of being seriously injured in an accident. Alarming statistics show that 88,000 riders were injured in the year 2015 alone, as reported in the most recent injury data from the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition to your physical well-being, accident injuries can have a significant impact on your life financially. If you or a loved one is suffering from motorcycle accident injuries due to someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to compensation. Discuss your case with a knowledgeable and compassionate motorcycle accident lawyer at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP today. Call to schedule a free consultation or fill out our online contact form.
Motorcycle drivers must wear a helmet and eye protection unless the motorcycle is equipped with safety glass or a windshield. (Code of Virginia § 46.2-910)
Riding while under the influence is a leading cause of motorcycle accidents across the U.S. In 25% of fatal motorcycle crashes in 2016, riders had a blood alcohol content (BAC) over the legal limit, a higher percentage than any other vehicle type.
Distractions such as cellphone use, adjusting the radio, roadside distractions or other vehicles can cause accidents. The number of distracted riding fatalities more than doubled in Virginia from 2016 to 2017.
A leading cause of motorcycle fatalities in Virginia.
In 2016, 27% of motorcyclists involved in fatal accidents were riding without a valid motorcycle license at the time.
Riders who lack experience may make unsafe decisions which increase the chances of an accident.
Right of way errors commonly cause collisions.
When a motorcyclist shares a lane with a vehicle; an illegal maneuver in Virginia.
Accidents are common due to misjudgments of distance while making a left turn and also errors in giving the right of way.
The legal process is filled with frustrating paperwork and typically lengthy negotiations with insurance companies. Without proper legal representation, a claim may result in a lowball settlement offer and unnecessary stress. An experienced motorcycle accident attorney will handle every aspect of your case for you and won’t back down against the aggressive team of lawyers insurance companies tend to have. A lawyer will work to get you the maximum settlement amount that your injuries deserve and to recover your losses.
The law firm of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP is ready to help you through this difficult time. Schedule a free consultation today so we may discuss your case and form a legal strategy that fits your needs.