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Chesapeake Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycles can be an efficient and fun way for you to get around town. However, the small size of a motorcycle comes at a cost: motorcyclists are far more vulnerable to serious injuries like road burn, broken bones, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) after an accident than people in other motor vehicles.

Just because you are not as safe as you would be in a car does not mean you do not have rights after a crash. In fact, bikers have the same rights to demand compensation for their losses as anyone else hurt in a collision.

After a motorcycle wreck, talk to an experienced Chesapeake personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, our Chesapeake motorcycle accident lawyers help riders injured by other drivers. We would fight for compensation while you take time to focus on your health and recovery. We know you might be nervous and feeling stressed about your finances now. Our attorneys want to help you recover money for medical bills, lost wages, mental anguish, and other losses from your accident.

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Motorcyclists in Chesapeake Have Rights

Motorcyclists are obligated to follow the same rules of the road like all other travelers. They have the same responsibilities and rights as other motor vehicles on the road. This means bikers who are hurt in a crash can hold at-fault drivers responsible for their negligent actions.

All drivers assume a duty to act reasonably and not endanger others on the road, whether that person is driving their own car, is a passenger, or is riding a motorcycle. This duty means the at-fault person may be responsible for paying compensation for the losses they cause. If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident, one of our Chesapeake lawyers would work to gather evidence that the other driver was responsible and owes you money for your harms and losses. We are experienced in, and passionate about, representing the injured like you against insurance companies and in court. Let us help you.

What Injuries Can Be Included in a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

Any physical injury you visit a doctor for can result in a motorcycle injury claim. Since you have almost no protection from impact in a motorcycle crash, even minor incidents like dooring accidents can result in catastrophic injury. Typical examples of injuries Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers see in motorcycle accident cases include:

Breaking Down Motorcycle Accident Claims

In addition to a claim for your physical injuries, other losses can also be compensated. For example, you might have to miss work while recovering or you might not ever be able to go back to work. When that happens, you can include your lost wages in a lawsuit. You can even include in a claim past and future pain and suffering, and inconvenience incurred by you.

As Chesapeake injury lawyers, we can help you recover compensation after your motorcycle accident. We fight for the most amount of compensation possible under the law. In fact, recently, attorneys Griffin O’Hanlon and John Baker secured a $7 million dollar settlement for a motorcycle accident victim who suffered a traumatic amputation of their foot. 

In many cases, our local attorneys can work with medical experts to make an accurate evaluation of your case and fight for everything you deserve.

It is critical to remember to take legal action as soon as possible after an accident. In Virginia, the statute of limitations sets a deadline for when a court will hear a motorcycle accident lawsuit. You usually have two years from the date of the accident to file a case in Virginia.  If a lawsuit is not filed before the deadline, then your case will be barred.

Even though you often have two years to file a lawsuit for personal injuries in Virginia, it is important to promptly seek legal representation. Early guidance from an experienced injury attorney and immediate accident investigation to secure witnesses and other evidence are critical to any successful personal injury claim and help secure you fair payment after an accident.

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers is the first law firm in Virginia with access to video footage from 978 traffic cameras throughout the state. If there is footage of your accident, Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers’ Crash Cam may have the critical evidence needed to win your case.

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Ask The Car Crash Experts - Who is liable in a motorcycle accident case?

Bill O'Mara, Personal Injury Lawyer

“In an accident involving a motorcycle, the person liable is the one who acted with negligence and caused the accident. This could be either the person on the motorcycle or the non-motorcycle rider, such as when driving another type of motor vehicle like a car, tractor-trailer, or some other truck.”

Reach Out to Experienced Chesapeake Attorneys About Your Motorcycle Accident

If you or your loved one was injured while riding a motorcycle, you have the same rights and protections on the road as everyone else. This includes the right to hold at-fault drivers responsible for their actions that caused your injuries.

Let a knowledgeable Chesapeake motorcycle accident lawyer handle the legal details of your claim. Our attorneys work tirelessly so you can focus on getting back to normal. Learn how Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers can help you today.

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