Motorcycle Accidents

Virginia Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

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Every year in Virginia, there are approximately 50,000 automobile and motorcycle accidents resulting in a significant injury such as concussion, traumatic brain injury, or severe neck injury.

That’s about 137 a day.

Thanks to increased efforts by auto manufacturers to improve the safety standards of most new vehicles, the survival rate of these accidents has improved dramatically, with an average of less than 1000 road and highway car accident fatalities occurring in Virginia per year.

After Your Motorcycle Crash

However, the many thousands of injured who survive automobile and motorcycle accidents often face difficulties when it is time to collect a settlement from insurance companies for the injuries they incurred in the accident.

This is particularly true when auto and motorcycle accident victims sustain traumatic brain injuries or closed head injuries. Because these types of “invisible” injuries, more than any others, can involve extensive and complex medical care, hospital stays and repeated visits to multiple medical professionals, less reputable insurance companies often balk at the true dollar figure required to insure a brain injury victim’s long-term care and rehabilitation. When it comes to insurance payouts, many insurance companies are in search of the cheapest solution to your medical needs, not the best.

Contact The Brain Injury Law Center

At the Brain Injury Law Center, we believe our clients deserve the very best in medical care, particularly those suffering from brain injury. Few firms in the nation have a broader understanding of the comprehensive costs brain injury exacts from its victims — financially as well as mentally, physically and emotionally. With those injuries so often occurring as a result of violent auto and motorcycle accidents, Brain Injury Law Center attorneys possess uncommon knowledge and expertise in negotiating highly favorable settlements with auto insurance companies, and, when necessary, pursuing a verdict in a court of law. Along with brain injury cases, our firm specializes in neck and spinal cord injuries.

Whether you have been in a motorcycle accident you believe was caused by negligence or defective components on your bike, or believe the settlement your insurance company has offered you doesn’t adequately cover your medical needs, it’s important to contact a law firm that understands the legal intricacies of personal injury claims, insurance laws and regulations and products liability law. The attorneys of the Brain Injury Law Center offer years of successful trial experience in each of these areas of the law.

Steps After a Motorcycle Accident in Virginia

Following an automobile or motorcycle accident, if possible, you should stay at the scene until the police are notified and report to investigate.

Get out of the path of oncoming traffic and seek help.

Although it is preferable to leave the vehicles where they come to rest after the collision until police arrive, on occasions your safety or that of others may require movement of the vehicles. In such an event, you should document the position of the vehicles as promptly as possible.

Stay at the scene and notify police.

While waiting never allow the at-fault party to leave until the police arrive. If this happens, the insurance company may try to avoid responsibility and deny your claim.

Police should be called for any accident so that a formal report can be taken and filed. A police report can prove to be a strong piece of supporting evidence to your potential claim. Make sure you speak with the officer and share your version of events. You can also ask the officer how you can obtain a copy of this report.

Do not admit fault to the accident.

Anything that you say at the accident scene may be later used by the insurance company. While you should be truthful in what you report to the officer, you need not go into detail in explaining the accident.

Exchange information.

You should get their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and driver’s license and license tag numbers. It is also important to get the name of their insurance companies and the policy numbers. Politely ask for the names, addresses, telephone numbers and license plate numbers of all witnesses and of the investigating officer.

Speak to your physician.

Even if you feel fine, you should consult your personal physician and follow his or her advice. It is common for the pain of an accident to seem minor immediately after only to get worse with time. If unavailable, and you need immediate attention, you may choose to be seen at an emergency medical care facility. You should be certain to document all injuries that you have sustained.

Notify your insurance agent.

You will also need to notify your automobile insurance agent of the accident as soon as possible as failure to report a claim can prejudice your rights. Again, be truthful in what you report but keep in mind that there may be differing views on the actual cause of the accident. Certainly you should not give a statement to any insurance investigator or agent.

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