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Alexandria, VA 22311
Why Do Motorcycle Accidents Occur?
Motorcycle accidents take place for a wide variety of reasons. Though, contrary to some pop culture stereotypes, motorcyclists are generally not the party to blame for most multi-vehicle accidents involving a bike. Indeed, according to data provided by the Federal Highway Administration, the driver of a full-sized vehicle is far more likely to be responsible for a multi-vehicle crash than is the biker. Far too often the drivers of cars and trucks simply fail to notice the presence of a motorcycle.
When Can I Hold Another Party Responsible for My Crash?
In Virginia, the party who is at-fault for the accident can be held liable for the crash. In most cases, a fault is established by proving negligence. In other words, if you can prove that your accident was caused by another party’s failure to take proper care, you can hold that party liable for your motorcycle accident damages.
How Long Do I Have to Take Legal Actions?
Under Virginia law, personal injury victims typically have two years to bring their claim. There are very few exceptions to this two-year rule. Victims of an accident should get their case started as soon as possible.
What Compensation is Available?
Motorcycle accidents victims may seek relief for the full extent of their losses. In Virginia, financial compensation may be available for both any direct monetary losses as well as non-economic losses. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, our firm may be able to help you recover the following damages:
- All medical bills;
- Future medical costs and long-term disability;
- Lost wages and loss of ability to earn of living;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress;
- Loss of limb;
- Disfigurement; and
- Wrongful death of a loved one.
How Should I Deal With the Insurance Company?
You should be very careful when speaking to an insurance adjuster. Ultimately, the insurance company is not interested in paying you the full and fair compensation that you deserve. Instead, they are focused on limiting their own liability. The best way to deal with the insurance company is through your Alexandria motorcycle accident attorney. Please do not give a statement or sign any documents without first receiving approval from your attorney.
When Should I Contact an Attorney?
You should call an attorney as soon as possible after your motorcycle crash. A serious accident can be completely debilitating and you need to focus on your healthy recovery and your family. Let your attorney focus on protecting your legal rights. For additional information, or to set up a free review of your case, please contact Kamerow Law Firm, PLLC today. We represent motorcycle accident victims throughout Northern Virginia, including in Springfield, Falls Church, Arlington, and Fairfax.