Have you or a loved one been injured in a motorcycle accident? Learn what to know after a motorcycle accident here for guidance. Then, call us to learn more.
Mistakes to Avoid After the Accident
Some of the most common mistakes that I see people make when they have a motorcycle accident case in Virginia have to do with not preserving the evidence of the crash quickly enough. That usually requires not just relying on what the police investigation shows, but hiring an attorney to get a full team of field investigators out to document all of the physical elements of the collision. Often in Virginia motorcycle accidents, the blame is attempted to be shifted onto the motorcycle operator, more or less to take advantage of the innate prejudice against motorcycle drivers that many people have. The best way to rebut that is to retain an attorney as quickly as possible and preserve the evidence of the accident scene following those types of collisions.
Choosing a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
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.
Average Motorcycle Accident Settlement
I’m often asked how a lawyer goes about making an evaluation of an injury claim from a motorcycle accident in Virginia. My simple answer is it’s no different than any other accident in Virginia. Whether it be a car crash or a truck crash, the question is resolved by looking at the severity of the injuries to the person making the claim. If you’ve had, as often happens in motorcycle accidents, a more severe injury such as a broken leg, broken arm, broken shoulders, or clavicles, or other kinds of more traumatic injuries, those are generally accorded a greater value under Virginia law. Most juries will give you more money for those compared to a muscle strain injury that you might see often in a low-speed car accident.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to a motorcycle accident and have questions about what to know after a motorcycle accident? 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.