The simple fact is that motorcycle accidents are different from traditional passenger vehicle accidents. Not only are there differences in the accidents themselves (greater likelihood of serious injury, for example), but the legal fallout can also take different turns depending on the motorcycle laws of your state, as well as other factors. For example, as is common knowledge to most motorcyclists, the law in Virginia requires them to wear a helmet. If you are involved in an accident at a time when you were not wearing a helmet, you may face legal consequences even if the accident was not your fault.
Know The Law Before Riding
If you ride a motorcycle, even just occasionally, it may be in your best interests to familiarize yourself with Virginia's motorcycle laws, as well as look over some common issues or questions that motorcyclists have in the event of an accident. This article lists many common questions about motorcycle accidents and is a great resource for those who are considering traveling by motorcycle more often.
Of course, no amount of research or preparation can completely negate the chances that you will be involved in an accident. As long as there are other drivers on the road who may not be driving as carefully as you, there is risk of being in an accident. If you find yourself involved in a motorcycle accident, it is highly recommended that you meet with an attorney.
We Can Help
In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, you will likely be suffering from moderate to severe injuries, and you will almost certainly have a totaled motorcycle. If you feel that you were not at fault in the accident that caused these injuries and damages, you could be entitled to compensation as long as you can prove it. Enlisting the aid of an attorney can help you build your case and allow you to get the compensation you deserve. Contact Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty &Joshi today to schedule a free consultation.