Motorcyclist is Seriously Injured in Crash on Greenbrier Parkway, Chesapeake
I was saddened to read about how a motorcyclist was badly hurt when his bike collided with an SUV in Chesapeake this week.
WAVY.com reported the accident occurred just before 8 a.m. at Greenbrier Parkway and Kempsville Road. As a Chesapeake native I am well familiar with this stretch or road that can be chaotic.
The media reported on how the motorcyclist was air lifted by Nightingale to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with life threatening injuries, according to Kelly O’Sullivan of Chesapeake Police.
Few details were given out on this crash and it’s unclear about who was to blame or the condition of the motorcyclist. My thoughts are with the rider and his family at this time.
This accident came just days after the death of motorcyclist Danny Tackett of Seaford, VA in Suffolk. On many occasions the failure of a car driver to notice a motorcyclist leads to life-threatening injuries or the death of a rider. The other driver is seldom badly injured because of the respective size of the vehicles and the fact he or she has more protection.
At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers we are passionately committed to the rights of the motorcyclist. Here are some frequently asked questions about motorcycle accidents.
What is the Most Significant Cause of Motorcycle Accidents?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), says of other vehicles are the leading cause of motorcycle accidents. They are often distracted.
Can I File a Lawsuit If I was Not Wearing a Helmet?
Wearing a helmet is the law in Virginia. You can still seek compensation, but it may be more difficult to prove that you did not share any fault for your injuries.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
In Virginia, you must file a lawsuit within two years.
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident or if you have lost a loved one due to the fault of a careless, drunk or distracted driver, call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077.