4 Motorcycle Accident Facts

Were you seriously injured due to wreck and have questions about these 4 motorcycle accident facts? Give our Virginia lawyer a call today for a free review.

1. Motorcycle Accident Insurance Investigation

4 Motorcycle Accident FactsWhen I’m asked by clients if it’s okay to take a call from an insurance adjuster when they’ve had a motorcycle collision in Virginia, I always tell them, “Don’t do it.” We’re not trying to hide anything from anybody when we represent people who were injured in motorcycle accident cases in Virginia. Insurance companies have proven techniques that they will use that are unknown to most people on how to trick people in saying things that can be misconstrued later, taken out of context, even down to the simple “Well, how are you today, Mr. Jones?” “Oh, I’m fine,” is the normal answer. Well, of course you’re not fine in the sense of the car crash injuries that you’ve sustained, but as a polite introductory statement, you’ll say that. That’s a perfect example of how they will use your recorded statement out of context to try to minimize or defeat your personal injury claim from a motorcycle accident in Virginia.

2. Choosing a Motorcycle Accident Attorney

A frequent question we get in motorcycle accident cases in Virginia is, “How do I find the right attorney for my motorcycle accident case?” My simple answer to that is find somebody who knows and has handled many motorcycle accident cases before. A lawyer who has experience in motorcycle accident cases understands the prejudices against motorcycle drivers in Virginia, but also understands how to show that you as a motorcycle operator were not the cause of the crash. By doing that, you can dispel that prejudice. Look for a lawyer with experience in handling actual motorcycle accident cases in Virginia.

3. Motorcycle Accident Claims

Recently, a motorcycle driver came in to see my firm about handling a motorcycle collision in Virginia and wanted to know what the difference is between handling a motorcycle case and a vehicle collision case in Virginia. The first thing that’s different about a motorcycle case is dispelling the prejudice that people often have against motorcycle operators in Virginia that they were operating recklessly, or weaving in and out of traffic the way some drivers have a tendency to do. That evidence is most easily obtained by getting a lawyer involved early on in your case. By doing that, you’ll have the ability to dispel that prejudice against motorcycle drivers in Virginia.

4. Motorcycle Accident Injury

I’m often asked by motorcycle riders what they should do after being involved in a motorcycle crash in Virginia. Being on a motorcycle in Virginia carries certain inherent risks, and unfortunately, the public usually has a dim view of motorcycle drivers in Virginia. However, it’s been our experience that motorcycle drivers are some of the safest vehicle operators on the highway today. That being said, it’s extremely important in every motorcycle collision that you retain legal counsel as quickly as possible after your crash. The reason is because preserving evidence of the scene and the vehicles involved in the crash can make all the difference in the world. A good example of that was a recent case that we had involving a motorcycle operator who was struck by a vehicle that was crossing several lanes of traffic on the Dulles toll road trying to get to the exit that they had almost missed. By carefully preserving the evidence at the scene of the crash, including the tire marks and the scraping of the motorcycle on the ground, as well as lining up the damage between the motorcycle and the vehicle that struck it, we were able to prove that this was not a turnaround case, which the vehicle operator had claimed. Instead, it was a case where the vehicle operator made a too-quick movement from lane to lane without looking behind them to see the motorcycle operator who had been following in the further left lane for a distance of over a mile prior to the collision. That’s a perfect example of why it’s important to hire an attorney early in your motorcycle accident case in Virginia.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to wreck and have questions about these 4 motorcycle accident facts? Contact a Virginia motorcycle accident lawyer at The Strong Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.

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