Riding a motorcycle on Virginia’s roads can be an enjoyable pastime and a fuel-efficient method of commuting. Whatever your reason for riding, if you are injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligent actions, you can turn to Hunter Law Firm for legal support. Founded in 1986 by attorney Thomas Hunter, who is a riding enthusiast himself, our firm is staffed with lawyers with the skill necessary to pursue maximum compensation for injured riders. We have offices in Hampton, Gloucester, Chesapeake and Newport News,
No matter how severe the injuries may be, Virginia’s contributory negligence law prohibits victims from collecting damages at trial if they share any degree of responsibility for their injury. This can be particularly harmful to motorcyclists, who might be found to be at fault because of jurors’ unfair perceptions about bikers. Lawyers and insurance companies working on behalf of defendants frequently try to exploit these prejudices to avoid compensating plaintiffs. Our well-informed attorneys understand the importance of locating and presenting evidence effectively to counter defense tactics. In addition to performing our own research, we engage investigative specialists and accident reconstruction experts when needed to unravel the circumstances behind each accident. Our attorneys investigate all potential factors that led to your accident, from the other driver’s negligence to potential manufacturing or maintenance defects.
When motorcycles and vehicles weighing thousands of pounds collide, the riders could suffer a catastrophic injury that results in a long-term or permanent disability requiring expensive medical care. Some common injuries in motorcycle accidents include:
You are entitled to seek compensation in a personal injury claim if you were hurt on your bike due to someone else’s negligence. If you lost a family member in a motorcycle crash, we can advise you about a possible wrongful death lawsuit against the liable party.
Accidents can’t always be avoided, but by following these tips when you ride you may increase your chances of staying safe from injuries:
If, in spite of all your best efforts, you are injured in a motorcycle accident, our diligent attorneys will outline your options and assess the likelihood of a financial recovery.
Dealing with the physical and psychological issues caused by a motorcycle accident is extremely stressful, and adding legal issues to the experience can seem overwhelming. We help alleviate stress by providing compassionate support throughout the legal process while assertively taking on at-fault drivers. Our diligent litigators want to make sure you understand how to pursue an appropriate remedy and will respond to your questions and concerns promptly.
Hunter Law Firm helps Virginia motorcyclists throughout the Hampton Roads area, including Peninsula and Chesapeake Southside, obtain compensation following accidents. To schedule a consultation, call 757-825-0400 or contact us online.