Richmond Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Suffered Injuries in a Collision? Work with a Team Who Cares
As a motorcyclist, you share the road with vehicles of all types. Accidents
happen every day, but unlike most motorists, motorcycle riders have a
much higher risk of serious injuries. By design, motorcycles clearly do
not provide the same barrier protection that
trucks do. If you add to that the fact that many drivers have difficulty seeing
motorcycles on the road, it can be a dangerous recipe for fatalities and
If you have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of a motorcycle
collision, contact our experienced Richmond
personal injury attorneys to discuss your case. We can help you determine whether you
have a viable claim for financial compensation or not. If so, we can guide
you through your next steps.
Halperin Law Center has a
track record of success in these types of claims.
Risks That Motorcyclists Face
Statistics can be very telling in examining not only the risks faced by
motorcyclists, but also the necessity of protecting their rights to compensation
after an accident with another motorcycle rider, automobile or truck.
Consider the following statistics and facts:
- Deaths for passengers and drivers in cars and light trucks have been declining
since 1999. In that same time, however, fatalities in motorcycle accidents
have more than doubled.
- In 2/3 of accidents involving a motorcycle and another vehicle, the driver
of the other motor vehicle infringed on the motorcyclist's right of
way, causing the collision.
- Motorcycle riders are approximately 26 times more likely to die in an accident
than a motorist in a car or truck. They are about 5 times more likely
to be injured in an accident.
Common injuries suffered by motorcyclists include
traumatic brain injuries,
spinal cord injuries, severe road rash, scarring, disfigurement,
burns and serious back injuries.
If you were harmed while riding a motorcycle, tell our Richmond motorcycle
accident lawyers about the details of your accident in a free
Road Challenges for Motorcycle Riders
There are various road situations and factors that present unique challenges
for motorcyclists. Some of these issues may seem simple, however not all
drivers are aware of them or consider their impact. This size discrepancy
makes motorcycles harder for other drivers to see and more likely to be
obscured by other traffic on the road, road conditions, or bad weather.
As you can imagine, a distracted driver who is texting while driving has
even less ability to see a motorcyclist than a driver who is paying attention.
Intersections create an even more difficult situation for visibility,
evidenced by the fact that about 70 percent of all motorcycle-vehicle
accidents happen at or in intersections.
Who Is Responsible for a Motorcycle Accident?
As with any negligence case, an attorney should assist you in determining
who is responsible or "at fault" for the accident. As is the
case with most car accident claims, fault in motorcycle cases is controlled
by the general legal concept of negligence and the "rules of the
road." There may be more than one responsible party who caused the accident.
Responsible parties who may be required to compensate you for your losses
- The driver of a car or truck
- The commercial company in charge of the driver
- Manufacture of the other vehicle or your motorcycle
- Another motorcyclist
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved in a motorcycle accident,
you may need to consult with a Richmond injury lawyer who can review your
potential claims. An experienced advocate with a track record of success
in motorcycle negligence claims, such as the attorneys at the
Halperin Law Center, can seek justice and compensation on your behalf. We work on a contingency-fee
basis, which means that
you pay no legal fees upfront unless we secure a win for your case.
You do not need to fight insurance companies alone.
Contact us today at (804) 220-0223 to set up a free consultation!