Fight Stereotypes with a Skilled Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Drivers are required to share the road safely with motorcyclists to prevent severe or fatal injuries. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, attorney Josh Silverman can work with experienced investigators to identify liable parties and seek vital compensation to allow for proper recovery. Motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic for motorcyclists, so it is essential that you work with a motorcycle accident lawyer. Mr. Silverman can assist injured victims and their families in the Richmond, VA, area. Contact our law firm today to get started.
What are the Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents?
Many people stereotype motorcyclists as being reckless and thrill-seeking and therefore believe that they are the cause of all accidents involving motorcycles. This stereotype is not entirely correct. In fact, most motorcyclists take all the necessary precautions to stay safe on the road. Other drivers, however, do not. Negligence by other drivers is more commonly the cause of these accidents. Common causes include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Texting or using a cellphone while driving
- Failure to pay attention to surroundings
Many people stereotype motorcyclists as being reckless and thrill-seeking and therefore believe that they are the cause of all accidents involving motorcycles.
Injuries Sustained by Motorcyclists in an Accident
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:
In the event that 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. In the event that 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?
Following an auto accident, 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. After contacting the appropriate authorities, you should call our office to speak with Mr. Silverman. If you are able, you should then collect insurance information from any other party involved and take pictures of the scene of the accident.
Enlist the Help of a Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Mr. Silverman has represented many motorcyclists and their families following these severe accidents. He has successfully secured compensation to assist in recovery and to alleviate financial hardships. Because of the bias motorcyclists often face, it is critical to hire an attorney to provide strong legal representation. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident caused by another party’s negligent driving, call our office at (804) 325-4992 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation.