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Fairfax Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

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 LLP today. Call to schedule a free consultation or fill out our online contact form.

Why Choose Our Fairfax Firm

  • Our team of motorcycle accident attorneys have over three decades of experience protecting the rights of injured victims.
  • Your needs always come first and we will give your case the time and personalized attention it requires.
  • We will build the strongest case possible to get the justice for your injuries that you deserve.
  • We are dedicated to helping you recover and only accept payment when we get results in your case. You owe us nothing if we’re unable to.

Virginia Motorcycle Laws

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)

  • Passengers must have both a seat and a footrest. ( 46.2-909)
  • Two motorcycles are permitted to travel side by side while sharing a lane. ( 46.2-857)
  • Motorcycles are not required to have turn signals. ( 46.2-1038)
  • Motorcycles may drive through a steady red light after two complete cycles of the signal or after two minutes, whichever is shorter. ( 46.2-833)
  • A motorcycle must be equipped with a mirror which reflects to the driver a rear view of the highway for a distance of at least 200 feet. ( 46.2-1082).

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Fairfax, VA

Alcohol or Drugs:

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.

Distraction:

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.

Speeding:

A leading cause of motorcycle fatalities in Virginia.

Unlicensed Riders:

In 2016, 27% of motorcyclists involved in fatal accidents were riding without a valid motorcycle license at the time.

Inexperienced Riders:

Riders who lack experience may make unsafe decisions which increase the chances of an accident.

Failure to Yield:

Right of way errors commonly cause collisions.

Lane Splitting:

When a motorcyclist shares a lane with a vehicle; an illegal maneuver in Virginia.

Left Turn Accidents:

Accidents are common due to misjudgments of distance while making a left turn and also errors in giving the right of way.

Why You Need an Attorney in Fairfax, VA

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.

Speak to a Fairfax Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today

The law firm of Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis 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.