Most motorcyclists in Virginia are safe and law abiding, but they can suffer tragic consequences when other drivers are negligent. In fact, in two-thirds of motorcycle accidents another driver violated the motorcycle rider’s right of way and caused the accident. Motorcycle accident victims can suffer catastrophic injuries due to their lack of protection in a collision.
Other drivers often fail to observe motorcyclists. A distracted driver can cause a bump, sideswipe or rear-end to a motorcycle that can have catastrophic consequences for the motorcycle rider and their family.
Motorcycle accidents can result in significant medical bills and lost income. Fortunately, victims may be able to seek compensation for the physical, financial and emotional damages they suffer. Victims may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages resulting from a collision caused by a negligent driver. Family members of victims who are killed have the right to pursue a wrongful death action against a driver who caused the accident. The negligent driver’s insurance company will be obligated to pay any damages up to the policy limits.
Motorcycle accident victims may suffer a variety of damages that may affect them significantly both in the present and future. Because of that, it is essential for them to be familiar with the legal resources available to them through the personal injury legal process. At the Law Offices Of Daniel L. Crandall & Associates, we are committed to seeking justice for victims of motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycle accidents, caused by negligent or distracted drivers.