Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
A motorcycle accident can happen in an instant and lead to catastrophic long-term suffering.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, attorney Josh Silverman can fight for vital compensation so you can recover your life.
Mr. Silverman has spent years assisting injured victims and their families throughout the Richmond, VA, area.
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Accidents can be especially catastrophic for motorcyclists, since people injured in motorcycle crashes often suffer more significant harm than those injured in car wrecks. Additionally, motorcycle riders are frequently subjected to unfair stereotypes that can harm their case.
If you or a loved one has been victimized in a motorcycle accident, the time to act is now. It is critical to seek the assistance of a motorcycle accident lawyer like Mr. Silverman, who has successfully represented victims in the Richmond area who have endured similar situations. Call or send us a message to request your free consultation.
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What Makes Motorcyclists More Vulnerable?
Motorcycles are complex machines that require many parts to run perfectly. Sometimes, a manufacturer fails riders by neglecting to supply their bike with safe and effective parts. Misaligned tires or other manufacturer errors can lead to dangerous situations like speed wobble, which causes motorcycles to shake uncontrollably. In these cases, the manufacturer may be liable for your crash.
It is a fact that motorcycles provide a smaller visual target than traditional cars or trucks. They can often be momentarily hidden from natural sight or mirrors. However, this is not an excuse for another driver to cause a motorcycle accident. It is their responsibility to drive safely and be on the lookout for riders who share the road with them.
Dangerous Road Hazards
Potholes, uneven paving, unkempt debris, and dangerous ditches can sometimes go completely unnoticed by drivers of larger vehicles. However, motorcyclists can sometimes suffer severe harm when they encounter these obstacles. If your crash was caused by a road hazard that should have been taken care of, Mr. Silverman can explore whether or not the local authorities are liable for your damages.
Reasons Richmond Chooses Us
His legal achievements have led to the highest possible rating of AV from the renowned lawyer evaluator Martindale-Hubbell. Super Lawyers has named Mr. Silverman as a top personal injury lawyer every single year from 2015-to 2022.
Complex crash cases require motorcycle accident lawyers who have proven themselves. Mr. Silverman is on the Board of Governors for the Virginia Trial Lawyer's Association and has won several six-figure victories, with some reaching over a million dollars.
Mr. Silverman is a motorcycle accident lawyer who works on a contingency basis. This means you do not have to pay him unless and until he wins your case. This arrangement avoids unnecessary financial stress and allows you to know he is singularly focused on your victory.
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Enlist the Help of our Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Navigating issues with insurance companies, other drivers, and legal authorities can be incredibly overwhelming. Mr. Silverman has represented many motorcyclists and their families following severe accidents. He has successfully secured compensation to assist in recovery and alleviate financial hardships.
Hiring an attorney to provide strong legal representation is critical. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another party’s negligence, call (804) 325-4992 or write to our law firm to schedule a consultation.
What Type of Compensation Is Available?
If injuries are not fatal, the motorcyclist will probably need extensive medical care and rehabilitation to recover. Such injuries are also likely to keep the injured party out of work for an extended period of time. If another driver was responsible for the accident, then he or she is liable for the victim’s medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and more. If a fatality occurs, the negligent party is also responsible for funeral costs, loss of income for the family, and loss of companionship for loved ones.
What Steps Should You Take After an Accident?
Seek Medical Help
You should first seek medical attention, regardless of how minor you believe your injuries are and even if the accident was a hit and run. Crash injuries are notorious for not becoming fully apparent immediately. Attending appointments can help safeguard your health, while providing key medical records which are important in your case and disputes with insurance companies.
If you are able, you should collect insurance and contact information from any other party involved. You should also take pictures of the scene of the accident, as well as your vehicle. You must back up any evidence that may help your case. Digital devices are prone to breaking and being lost. Making duplicates can ensure your evidence is always available.
Do Not Admit Guilt
Motorcycle crashes can be catastrophic and traumatic. You may feel compelled to apologize even if you did nothing wrong. However, you should never admit fault at any time. Insurance companies and other involved parties can use anything you say against you. A quick and wrongful apology now can lead to significant legal frustration in the future.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycles do not provide the same safety features as other vehicles. There are no seat belts, nor is there any structure to provide protection in an accident. As such, motorcycle accidents tend to result in catastrophic injuries for the motorcyclist. These injuries may include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Damage
- Severe Road Rash
- Major Lacerations
- Broken Bones
- Wrongful Death