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Virginia Beach is the most populous city in the state of Virginia, which also means we are no strangers to accidents on our roadways. In fact, Virginia Beach recorded the second-highest number of accidents in the state in 2021, with 5,805 that year. When you would like to visit the oceanfront for a cruise and a reckless driver strikes you, causing serious injuries, you deserve compensation.

The problems start when the insurance company seems to go out of its way to get out of paying. Before you realize, you are drowning in a legal process that you do not understand when your only desire is to recover. Whether your accident occurred on Virginia Beach Boulevard, I-264, or any other Virginia Beach roadway, the motorcycle accident lawyers and legal team at the Montagna Klein Camden law firm are ready to assist you.

What Should You Do After a Motorcycle Accident in Virginia Beach, Virginia?

The first thing to do after a motorcycle crash is to check for injuries and call first responders to get medical care for everyone involved. While the police are on-site, be sure to file a police report. Collect the insurance and personal information of the other driver. Take notes and pictures of the location, surroundings, time, and events.

As soon as you get home, contact a Virginia Beach motorcycle accident lawyer. This may be the most important call you make after your accident. You will need to report the accident to your insurance carrier, but after the initial report, which you should keep brief and factual, you can direct them to your motorcycle accident attorney.

At Montagna Law, we are not a big corporate law firm. We value our client relationships above all else and have experience in all types of incidents with motor vehicles, from car accidents to truck accidents and motorcycle accident cases. If you were in a motorcycle crash, contact us at 757-622-8100 or through our online form for a free consultation with one of our Virginia Beach motorcycle accident attorneys.

What Age Group of Motorcyclists is Most at Risk in Virginia Beach?

According to Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles, the most at-risk motorcyclists in the state are between 21 and 25 years of age. Data also shows that motorcycle riders in this group are involved in the most fatalities and suffer the second most injuries among all other age groups.

Main Reasons That Virginia Beach Motorcycle Accidents Occur

Many different causes exist for motorcycle crashes all over the nation. Most are the result of reckless driving. For a driver to be held responsible, they must have acted in a negligent fashion, which means that they violated their duty of care toward other drivers, that their violation led to the accident, and that you got hurt in the accident.

Changing Lanes 

Many motorcycle accident victims are struck while they or other motorists are changing lanes. Because a motorcycle is smaller than a car or truck, it can be difficult to see. That does not, however, remove the driver’s responsibility to be aware of who and what is around them while driving.

Distracted Driving

When most people hear distracted driving, they think of using a smartphone behind the wheel, texting and driving, or checking social media. This is a form of distracted driving, but this type of negligence can also involve eating and drinking, checking your appearance in the car’s vanity mirror, reading a book or newspaper, or even just playing with the stereo. If a driver does something that takes their attention off the road and an accident occurs as a result, they can be held accountable.

Poor Road Conditions

Our nation’s infrastructure is in a state of disrepair right now. Potholes, rough pavement, chemical spills, sand and gravel, and any number of other road obstacles can cause dangers to drivers. When behind the wheel, a driver has a responsibility to slow down and maintain control of their vehicle in accordance with the conditions of the road.

Weather

Many people do not realize that light rain can create some of the most dangerous driving conditions possible. Everyone knows the dangers of snow and ice. Extreme heat, however, can also cause roadways to become slick and tires to soften, making it difficult to control your vehicle.

Rear-End Collisions

Many injury cases result from rear-end accidents. When a driver strikes another from behind, it is usually the rear driver held responsible. This is because motorists are expected to leave plenty of room in front of them so they have time to react when a sudden obstacle like a brake-slamming vehicle appears.

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Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries We See

As experienced personal injury attorneys with practice areas in motorcycle accidents, we see a wide variety of motorcycle injury claims. Every case is unique and different, but certain types of severe injuries do tend to crop up more than others.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries can create a plethora of symptoms that are difficult to value and are sometimes referred to as invisible injuries. They can cause cognitive issues, loss of feeling and motion in limbs, paralysis, and even cardiovascular problems. Getting full compensation for these types of injuries requires help from experienced personal injury lawyers.

Spinal Cord Damage

Your spinal cord is the region of your body through which every single signal to and from your brain travels. This means that harm to your spine can cause almost any injury imaginable, from paralysis and loss of limb function to heart and lung failure, phantom pains, loss of strength and motion, and others.

Fractured and Broken Bones

Most broken bones heal within weeks. Some cases, however, can take much longer to heal, and some broken bones never properly or completely heal, leaving you with a lifelong disability.

Hemorrhaging

Hemorrhaging is internal bleeding. If it is not caught and stopped immediately, it can result in death or toxicosis within the body. What makes this a dangerous injury is that often symptoms do not present right away. This is a reason it is important to get medical attention immediately after an accident even if you do not feel hurt.

Paralysis

Many factors can lead to paralysis. It can be partial, such as the loss of the use of a single limb or member, or it can be total, leaving you without the use of your body below the neck. Sometimes paralysis goes away; often it is lifelong and devastating.

What Types of Damages Are Recoverable After a Motorcycle Accident in Virginia Beach?

A motorcycle accident claim can include many different types of damages. They all, however, fall into two broad categories: economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages are those that are easy to value; your medical bills, for example, have a clear cost to them. Noneconomic damages, also called pain and suffering, tend to be more subjective and can be more contentious to negotiate in a settlement.

Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering refers to all of the noneconomic damages you suffer. It includes your physical pain, but it also includes things like loss of consortium, PTSD, emotional difficulties, loss of companionship and comfort, and even a lost ability to take pleasure in life. Attorneys and insurance providers all have different ways to value this part of a motorcycle accident claim, and valuing it sometimes forms the bulk of negotiations.

Medical Bills

Your medical expenses are a major part of your case. They cover doctor’s visits, transportation to and from appointments, physical therapy, medications, surgery and diagnostic procedures, and even the cost of any in-home care you need.

Lost Wages

Lost wages is the money you cannot make from working due to your accident. It covers the money you have already lost from being out of work as well as the money you are likely to lose out on in the future. Compensation in this area can even help you to recover the loss of potential retirement contributions.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death means that while you were not a direct victim in the injury claim, you did lose a loved one to someone else’s negligence. In this case, you can be eligible for compensation for their medical bills, the pain and suffering you feel, the loss of financial support, and funeral and burial costs.

How Contributory Negligence in Virginia Might Affect You

Virginia is a fault-based state for motor vehicle accidents. This means that motorcycle crashes here are treated like any other personal injury case, from medical malpractice to product liability or slip and fall injuries, in the sense that the party deemed negligent must pay for the damages to the injured party.

Contributory negligence is one reason why you should always have a lawyer in your corner. In Virginia, if you are even 1% responsible for the accident, you can be barred from collecting any compensation whatsoever.

You can be assured that the insurance company will try to blame you to get out of paying. Having an attorney in your corner can help you fight back and prove that you are a victim and do not hold responsibility for what happened.

Should I Talk With the Insurance Adjuster Alone?

Insurance adjusters will try to come off as friendly and compassionate at first. Make no mistake; however, they are not your friend. Their goal is to get you to accept as low an offer as possible or even look for a way to get out of paying you entirely. Not only do you not have to talk with them alone, but you do not have to talk to them at all. You can direct them straight to your motorcycle accident attorney.

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Motorcycle Accident Claim in Virginia Beach?

Every accident is unique and different. It is impossible to say how long yours will take to settle. You can be assured, however, that the attorneys at Montagna Law will be by your side, fighting every step of the way for full compensation, and we will do our best to wrap things up quickly while still fully protecting you.

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Virginia Beach Motorcycle Accident Attorney?

Having a lawyer in your corner represents your best shot at full compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys have won millions in settlements and verdicts for our clients. We can help you avoid mistakes like missing the statute of limitations or making incriminating statements. We will build an ironclad case to prove that you are the victim and deserve compensation.

Ride With Montagna Law Toward Your Compensation

Montagna Law has represented clients all over Virginia, from here at home in Virginia Beach to Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Richmond, and Suffolk. We are a law firm that delivers personalized service, and we have thousands of miles under our belts and testimonials to attest to our dedication. Get in touch today at 757-622-8100 or through our contact form for a free case evaluation with no disclaimer and no obligation. Let us fight for you.

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