Motorcycle Accidents Attorney in Hampton, Virginia
Seeking Full Compensation for Injured Bikers in Newport News & Across the Peninsula
Along the scenic byways of the Hampton Roads region, motorcycles offer riders an exhilarating experience and a sense of freedom that cars can’t provide. But with that freedom comes the risk of sustaining serious injuries when motorists fail to respect riders’ rights. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident or bicycle accident in Newport News or in York County, the lawyer at Broadwell Law will fight those who try to deny you the compensation you deserve. We know that society often unfairly labels motorcycle riders as reckless and irresponsible. When you retain us, you can count on our commitment to challenging that bias in seeking the full damages you deserve.
The Causes &Effects of Virginia Motorcycle Accidents
According to a report by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, there were 2,119 motorcycle crashes in the commonwealth in 2017, leading to 1,670 injuries and 108 fatalities. Compared to the previous year’s figures, these statistics show a 10 percent increase in motorcycle crashes overall and a 48 percent increase in motorcycle accident fatalities. The majority of these accidents were not caused by improper actions by the bikers themselves but by:
Negligent roadway maintenance
Carelessness, negligence or recklessness on the part of car drivers
Dangerous highway, road or construction conditions
Defective motorcycle manufacture, design or other products liability
No matter how you were injured on your bike, our firm can help you establish the cause and build a case against all responsible parties.
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What to Do if You’re Injured in a Motorcycle Accident
Because a motorcyclist lacks the protection that a car affords, riders are more likely than motorists to suffer serious and sometimes catastrophic injuries in accidents, including head and brain injuries and spinal injuries. These injuries may happen when a car’s impact causes a rider to be thrown from his bike onto the hard surface of the road or the bike crashes into a tree. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s important to quickly seek medical attention. You must file a claim with your insurer for compensation but also contact us so we can ensure an offer that’s fair. It’s important to know the full extent of your injuries before accepting any settlement, and our skilled injury attorneys can call upon considerable resources in determining what your current and long-term needs are.
Contact Our Hampton Injury Lawyer for Help if You Are Involved in a Motorcycle Accident
Broadwell Law has represented motorcycle accident victims in Newport News and throughout The Peninsula and Tidewater region for more than two decades. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bike crash, please call or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Hampton office.