Standing Up For Injured Bikers Throughout The Commonwealth
As a motorcycle rider, you are well aware that other drivers do not always properly share the road. But when a negligent driver causes an accident that injures you seriously, you deserve to receive full compensation in a timely manner. Our personal injury attorneys at Morrison, Ross and Whelan know how to get positive results for victims of motorcycle accidents and for their families in Virginia. We work diligently to build the best possible case for the maximum amount of damages.
Motorcycle Riders Face A Heightened Risk Of Serious Injuries
The unfortunate fact of motorcycle accidents is that even if you follow the law and take all the necessary precautions — wearing a helmet, boots and protective clothing — you are still at a heightened risk of serious injuries such as these:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Road rash
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
As the victim of a motorcycle crash, you could be facing high medical bills and lengthy rehabilitation before you are able to return to work. Or, you could have suffered a catastrophic spine or head injury that will require lifelong care. By working with our attorneys, you benefit from our experience, knowledge, skills and resources, which we put to use to get you the compensation and medical care you need to move on with your life.
Damages Available In A Motorcycle Injury Case
Given the severity of the injuries a motorcycle rider or passenger can suffer, you want to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible. Damages for a motorcycle accident can include:
- Property damage
- Medical bills, present and future
- Lost income, present and future
- Physical pain
- Mental suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
If you have suffered a catastrophic injury that will require a lifetime of care, you can rely on our legal team to build a compelling case for full and fair compensation.
Virginia’s “Contributory Negligence” Law Will Affect Your Claim
Virginia personal injury law operates under an unusually harsh pure contributory negligence standard. This means that motorcycle or auto accident victims who are even remotely responsible cannot recover any compensation from a defendant. An injured motorcycle rider must be able to prove he or she is absolutely blameless, which can be difficult. Because of the negative impression many people have of bikers as risk-takers, juries are likely to believe defendants who allege the biker made a dangerous maneuver or just “came out of nowhere.” To get any kind of recovery in Virginia, you must overcome this kind of prejudice. Fortunately, our experienced trial attorneys know how to build a compelling case, even when lawyers for insurance companies allege contributory negligence.
Contact Morrison, Ross and Whelan For Help With Your Motorcycle Accident Claim
If you have been injured due to another driver’s negligence while operating your motorcycle, trust our attorney to provide experienced and aggressive representation. Call us today: 540-347-1000. You may already contact our office online to schedule a consultation. We are located just off 211 and business 29, in the heart of Fauquier County at 31 Garrett Street in Warrenton.