Motorcycle crashes are likely to happen anywhere. Portsmouth, Virginia was the site of 32 motorcycle crashes in 2021 alone. The majority of these crashes occurred on local roads. Nobody wants to be in an accident, and motorcycle accident victims in particular can suffer devastating serious injuries.
When you are involved in a crash, the first priority should always be to take care of yourself. It gets difficult, however, when the insurance company fights against the fair compensation you deserve. At Montagna Klein Camden, we know and understand the severity of injuries that motorcyclists can sustain from accidents. Our personal injury lawyers will move swiftly to make sure that the at-fault parties are held financially accountable.
After a motorcycle accident, your first priority should be attending to your own health and safety. If the scene of the accident is unsafe, find a safe location immediately, then follow these steps:
One of the most important calls you can make following a motorcycle accident is to one of our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys. This is a crucial step in helping you receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses and compensation for damages that are harder to quantify, such as pain and suffering.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation of the accident and gather relevant evidence to pursue legal action. We are your strongest asset in filing a strong claim against the negligent party.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 60% of motorcycle accidents occur in urban areas, on city streets, and at intersections, as opposed to on highways. This may seem surprising but is likely due to the higher levels of traffic and congestion in cities as opposed to back roads and highways where motorists may have more space to react to unforeseen situations and unexpected motor vehicle obstacles.
Just as with car accidents and truck accidents, many different situations can cause motorcycle accidents. The vast majority of these have reckless driving at their heart, where a driver does something irresponsible and it leads to the other motorists suffering life-altering and even fatal injuries.
Motorcyclists are not as visible as other kinds of vehicles because they are smaller. Drivers who fail to pay proper attention when making a lane change can strike the motorcyclist.
Distracted driving refers not only to cell phone use, but to eating, drinking, fiddling with your car’s infotainment system, checking makeup in a vanity mirror, and even reading. Anything that takes a driver’s attention from the roads for a second can result in disastrous consequences.
Poor road conditions such as oil spills, gravel, loose pavement, and potholes can present major hazards. Drivers have a responsibility to adjust the way they drive to keep themselves and others safe on rough roads.
Weather conditions from ice and snow to rain and even high heat can create dangerous driving conditions. Motorists need to slow down and drive with care so they do not lose control of their vehicles and possibly hurt another driver or even end a life.
Drivers are expected to leave plenty of room between their vehicles and others to react to unforeseen and sudden actions. If a driver rear-ends another vehicle, they are often (though not always) responsible for the accident.
If you have suffered an accident due to a reckless driver when you were simply trying to head to work or attend a concert at Town Point Park, a personal injury attorney at Montagna Law can help you with your personal injury claim. Contact our law office at 757-622-8100 or through our online form for a free consultation, legal advice, and legal help with your case today.
Montagna Law is a leading motorcycle accident law firm in Portsmouth. We have a long history of protecting our clients against the insurance companies who will do everything within their power to prove they are not liable by recovering maximum compensation for their motorcycle accident claims. We have won big for our clients and we can do the same for you.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys have decades of experience combating these insurance companies, both in court and out. We know the intricacies that come from motorcycle accident claims and all of the tricks insurance companies will use to prove you are at fault. Let Montagna Law handle the complexities of your motorcycle accident claim and get you the compensation you deserve, while you focus on recovering from the traumatic experience.
Our auto accident lawyers will move swiftly and aggressively to ensure the at-fault parties are held financially accountable for your lost quality of life, pain and suffering, lost work time and wages, and your medical expenses.