Stafford County Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or someone you love was injured in a motorcycle accident in Stafford County, VA, you might be eligible to file a lawsuit or negotiate an out-of-court settlement for substantial compensation. This money can go toward your medical expenses, lost income, and can also compensate you for your non-economic losses such as ‘pain and suffering’ and inconvenience. A motorcycle accident lawyer in Stafford County, VA, from the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC may be able to help.
Our attorney understands the challenges of fighting motor vehicle accident cases in Virginia, a place with very different laws from most other states. We fight aggressively for your rights and for the compensation you deserve.
To schedule a free, no-risk case evaluation with a member of our team, call us today at 571-229-1800.
Count on the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, to Fight for the Fair Compensation You Deserve After a Motorcycle Accident in Stafford County, VA
A motorcycle accident can change your life in an instant. Without the sturdy vehicle frame, seat belts, air bags, and other protective features offered by standard automobiles, motorcycles, while fun and exhilarating, leave riders vulnerable to devastating injuries in a crash. These injuries can require extensive medical care and force you to take substantial time off work to recover.
The attorney and legal team at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, understand what you are going through. Our job is to take as much stress as we can off your shoulders and handle it ourselves. We want you to be able to focus all your time on getting better.
When you work with a member of the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC team in Stafford County, here are a few of the things we offer you:
Reviewing Your Case and Answering Your Questions
We offer all motorcycle accident victims a free initial case evaluation. At that time, we review your accident, look at the evidence that is available so far, and determine if and how we can help. We also answer your questions about what to expect during the legal process. It is a great time to get to know each other and make sure it is a good fit before deciding to move forward.
Once you join our firm and become a client, we start working for you right away. Our attorney and support staff begin investigating, gathering evidence, and building a compelling case.
Navigating Virginia’s Car Accident Laws
Unlike the majority of states, Virginia follows a contributory negligence rule for motor vehicle accidents.
We know how to navigate Virginia’s laws and protect your right to seek compensation.
Investigating Your Accident
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC works with accomplished investigators who parse every detail of your accident to find out several important pieces of information, such as who was at fault and what specific actions they did that caused or contributed to the crash.
With this information, we can begin collecting evidence and assembling a case to prove what happened and show that the other party was responsible.
Collecting Evidence and Building a Case
Our case rests on its evidence, which is why we pour extensive resources into gathering every valuable piece of evidence available. This may include some or all of the following:
- Police reports
- Eyewitness statements
- Accident reconstruction
- Cell phone records
- Statements or admissions from the other driver
- Expert witness testimony
Before You Speak With the Insurance Company, Speak With a Lawyer From the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC
To recover compensation for your motorcycle accident injuries, you may have to go through at least one insurance company, either yours or the other driver’s. That is okay, and in fact, a good thing, as insurance companies tend to have more financial resources. But you need to be careful in how you deal with them.
If an insurance company rep calls you in the days or weeks following your accident — a likely scenario — the best move is not to take their call, not to answer their questions, and to pass their information to your lawyer. Our team knows how to handle insurance company reps and deal with them on your behalf.
The Hazards of Talking to the Insurance Company
By talking to the insurance company before talking to a lawyer, you potentially imperil your case in two ways. One, you run the risk of making a statement or answering a question in a way that can be twisted and used against you to diminish the value of your case.
Two, if the insurance company offers you a settlement and you take it, you may leave money on the table, as any offer voluntarily put forth by an insurer invariably may not include the full compensation you could receive by hiring a lawyer.
We fight for full and fair compensation, which might include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- ‘Pain and suffering’ and inconvenience
- Emotional anguish
- Reduced earning capacity
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Punitive damages
Statute of Limitations on a Motorcycle Accident
Each state poses a time limit on the time a person can take legal action in a motorcycle accident. This time limit is known as the statute of limitations. Virginia’s statute of limitations gives you two years to take legal action for your injuries from the time of your motorcycle accident in most cases.
Call the Stafford County Motorcycle Accident Attorney at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC
A dedicated motorcycle accident lawyer from the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, is ready to go to work for you today. It starts with a free initial case review.
Call our office at 571-229-1800.