Motorcycle Accident Attorney in Hampton Roads, Virginia
Seeking Fair Compensation for Injured Bikers Across the Peninsula
Riding along the scenic byways of Hampton Roads, motorcycles offer an exhilarating experience and a sense of freedom that cars and other motor vehicles just can’t provide. But with that freedom comes the risk of sustaining serious injury when motorists fail to respect riders’ rights. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle or bicycle accident in Hampton Roads, we at Forbes Law Firm are ready to fight those trying to deny you the compensation you deserve. With over 20 years of experience litigating motorcycle accidents, we know that society often unfairly labels motorcyclists as reckless and irresponsible. When you retain us, our knowledge of how to challenge that bias is instrumental in recovering the total compensation that you deserve.
Causes 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. Contrary to the bias associated with motorcyclists, the majority of these accidents were not caused by improper action taken by the bikers themselves but rather by:
Negligent roadway maintenance
Carelessness, negligence, or recklessness 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, Forbes Law Firm can help you establish the cause and build a case against all responsible parties.
What to Do awhen You’re Injured in a Motorcycle Accident
Because motorcycles lack the protection a car affords, cyclists are more likely to suffer serious and sometimes catastrophic injuries in accidents, including head and brain, and/or spinal injuries. These injuries can happen when a car’s impact causes a rider to be thrown from the bike onto the hard surface of the road or even when the bike simply crashes into a tree. Regardless of how you are injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s important to quickly seek medical attention. You might file a claim with your insurer for compensation, but also contact us so that we can ensure a fair offer. It’s very important to know the full extent of your injuries before accepting any settlement, and our personal injury team has access to considerable resources in determining what your current and long-term needs will be.
Contact Our Firm Today
Forbes Law Firm has represented motorcycle accident victims throughout the Tidewater region for more than two decades. If you or a loved one has been injured in a crash, call or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Hampton office.