Virginia Motorcycle Accidents
The Virginia accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Richard Serpe understand the challenges and difficulties faced by motorcycle accident victims. As the number of motorcyclists has increased dramatically over the last 10 years, both because of recreation and the economy, so has the number of serious motorcycle injuries and deaths. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our office for immediate assistance.
In 2007, motorcyclist deaths surged 6.6%, and was the 10th straight year of increase. This represents over 5000 deaths of motorcyclists. Understanding the root causes of these accidents is essential for protecting the legal rights of motorcycle injury victims.
Motorcycle riders are frequently the victims of careless and inattentive drivers of cars and trucks. Whether the carelessness is caused by a drunk driver, or the all too frequent indifference that motorists exhibit towards motorcyclists, the results of a collision with a motorcycle are all too often catastrophic or fatal.
Contact a Virginia accident lawyer who understands these special circumstances in protecting the legal rights of motorcycle accident victims. Call us today to schedule a free initial consultation if you have been seriously injured in a Virginia motorcycle accident. Toll Free 877-544-5323
Most Frequent Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
- The major cause remains the failure of other drivers to recognize motorcyclists (70% of all accidents)
- Cars rear end motorcycles
- Cars or trucks that do not use turn signals before changing lanes
- Motorcyclists forced off the road by a car or truck entering their lane of traffic
- Poor road conditions
- Excessive speed of either motorist
- Alcohol, drugs of either motorist
Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries:
Trucks and cars have undeniable advantages in the protection of motors. Airbags, seatbelts, and significant “right of weight” all tilt the playing field in favor of the survivability of a crash to the truck or car which hits a motorcycle. In contrast, motorcyclist lacking all of these advantages frequently will suffer:
- Wrongful death
- Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Shoulder Injuries
Get Help Immediately
An immediate investigation is not only necessary for other types of accident victims, but is just as important for the injured motorcyclist. Locating witnesses who can testify to the inattention and carelessness of the truck or car can make a difference between winning and losing your serious motorcycle injury case. Individuals injured in a motorcyle accident should contact the Virginia motorcycle accident lawyers at the law firm of Richard Serpe immediately.