Motorcycle Accident Law Firm
Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Central Virginia
The small size of motorcycles and their comparatively low costs of purchase and operation are what attract many riders to these vehicles for both commuting and leisure. Sadly, that same small size that makes a motorcycle attractive also makes them exceptionally vulnerable on the roads to distracted and inattentive drivers.
Without the protection of seat belts, airbags, and other safety features found in cars, motorcyclists often sustain far more traumatic injuries if they are involved in an accident. Other vehicles on the roadway, and sometimes the perilous condition of the road itself, can lead to crashes with injuries that turn your life upside-down. After you’ve been involved in an accident, it can feel as though you have more questions than answers. How will I pay my mounting medical bills? How will I support my family while I recover? What about my job? Do I need a lawyer to help me?
We at Allen & Allen understand that you feel your life has been shattered, and we have made it our mission to help you put the pieces back together.
What Should I Do in the Event of a Motorcycle Accident?
Under Virginia law, you may have the right to recover monetary damages if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident through the negligence or recklessness of another person. Damages may include reimbursement or compensation for:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of property
The attorneys at Allen & Allen can help you to determine:
- The rights you have to collect from the negligent driver’s insurance company or from the entity responsible for the safe upkeep of the roads.
- How to collect uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage and medical payments coverage from your own insurance company.
- How to obtain a fair settlement offer for damages through negotiation.
- What evidence may need to be presented in order to collect appropriate financial compensation.
Many insurance companies will contact you as early as the day after a crash to obtain a recorded statement about your injuries and your accident. These statements are not in your best interest when the full extent of your injuries and your financial burden have yet to be determined. You are under no legal obligation to provide such a statement, and if you do, it could be used against you during the settlement process. You can help to protect yourself by contacting an attorney at Allen & Allen to discuss your situation before you speak with the insurance companies.
If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may have questions about your next steps. Our convenient Glove Compartment Quick Reference Guide is an invaluable aid to help steer you through the crucial steps to take right after an accident.
Another handy source of advice about what to do after a crash is our online question-and-answer guide, “What Should I Do at the Scene of an Accident?” Both of these resources were created by our team of experienced lawyers, personal injury attorneys with your protection in mind.
Why Choose Allen & Allen?
The attorneys at Allen & Allen have more than 600 years of combined experience with accident cases. Over our 100 year history, we have handled many complex and devastating motorcycle accident cases with victims sustaining injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to spinal cord or traumatic brain injury. Allen & Allen is a family firm built on compassionate service, and we are committed to protecting our clients throughout their recovery and will fight for their fair treatment and compensation.
- Case result: Attorney David Irvine secured $450,000 after an accident between two motorcycles left the plaintiff with significant injuries, requiring four surgeries, and reduced to 20 percent range of motion in his left knee.
Motorcycle Accident Resources
- The Basics of Motorcycle Safety – Valuable tips to ensure safety while riding a motorcycle
- Do I Really Need Motorcycle Insurance? – Answers and explains the titular question
- Motorcycles and the Risk of Traumatic Brain Injury – Explains the elevated risks and implications of traumatic brain injury when riding a motorcycle