Woodbridge Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
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Following a motorcycle accident, you might have questions about what to do next:
- How do I pay my doctor bills?
- Will I need physical therapy or rehabilitation?
- How can I repair or replace my bike?
- How will I pay my bills if I cannot work?
- What if the insurance company drags its feet or denies my claim?
- How can I prove that another person was liable for the accident?
- Should I hire an attorney?
- Where can I find a motorcycle accident lawyer in Woodbridge?
If you are feeling lost and alone as the stresses pile on after a motorcycle accident, attorney Jim Parrish can take the burden off your shoulders. He founded the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC to help accident victims like you. See, Jim Parrish knows the tactics insurers use to get out of paying motorcycle accident victims for their claims. He used to be on their side, having spent the first part of his career working for big insurance companies.
However, he realized that he could use the knowledge and experience he gained to help those who need it most. That is why he started his own firm — to provide motorcycle accident victims with a skilled lawyer that can go toe-to-toe with insurance companies and win compensation.
Ready to get started? Call the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, today to set up a free consultation to discuss your case: 571-229-1800.
What kinds of compensation can I receive for my motorcycle accident injuries?
At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, we evaluate your situation to determine every possible expense associated with your accident. Then, we aggressively pursue the responsible parties for all damages for which you are eligible.
Damages we seek on your behalf include:
While traditional vehicles provide some protection in the form of seat belts, airbags, and a sturdy vehicle frame, motorcycles offer none of the above. Thus, motorcycle injuries tend to be much more severe, often involving head trauma, spinal injuries, and broken bones. The medical bills involved with treating such injuries can quickly pile up.
We seek compensation not only for your current medical bills but also for those you expect to incur in the future, perhaps for the rest of your life. This includes the cost of any physical therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation, or chiropractic care you might need now or in the future.
Lost Wages and Earning Capacity
Receiving medical treatment and therapy after a motorcycle accident often means taking time off work. You deserve compensation for the money you are not able to earn while you are away from work getting treatment. Also, if your injuries reduce your earning capacity, we seek damages from the responsible party(s) for the difference.
“Pain and Suffering” and Inconvenience
It is difficult to put a dollar amount on pain and suffering and inconvenience, but if someone else’s negligence contributed to your injuries, you deserve compensation, and we pursue the other party aggressively for that compensation.
If your loved one died in a motorcycle accident, we can pursue a wrongful death suit against the responsible party or parties.
In certain cases where the actions of the responsible party went beyond mere negligence and constituted malicious wrongdoing or gross disregard for your safety, we can seek punitive damages on top of your compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and so forth.
Which parties can I pursue for damages from my Woodbridge motorcycle accident?
Several parties could potentially bear partial or full responsibility for your motorcycle accident. These parties include:
We can argue negligence if another driver involved in the accident was engaged in any of the following behaviors:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Reckless driving
- Failing to signal a turn or lane change
- Following too closely
- Disregarding a traffic sign or signal
If a component of your bike malfunctioned and contributed to the accident, we might have a case against the manufacturer for damages. Potential examples include faulty brakes or a locked steering mechanism.
We Anticipate Arguments from the Other Side
The other party, its attorneys, and the insurance company might try to shift some of the blame your direction.
For instance, Virginia is a contributory negligence state, which means if you contributed to the accident, you may be unable to recover compensation. Jim Parrish has experience with these situations and knows how to fight back against these accusations.
We can anticipate other challenges, as well. Perhaps you were not wearing a helmet during the accident. The insurance company, or the responsible party, might argue that your lack of helmet, and not the crash itself, was to blame for the severity of your injuries. This is a common tactic in motorcycle accident lawsuits, and the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC is prepared for it and knows how to counter it.
Call the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC for help today.
The aftereffects of a motorcycle accident can take a serious toll on you and your loved ones, both emotionally and financially. Recovery can be long and painful, and the costs involved with treatment can be a major source of stress. If a loved one dies in a motorcycle accident, the emotional toll is much higher, not to mention the added costs of funeral services, burial, and loss of the deceased person’s income.
After a motorcycle accident, your focus should be on recovery. That is why Jim Parrish and the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC take the burden of fighting your case and collecting compensation off your shoulders, handling everything from beginning to end.
We sit down with you, answer all your questions, advise you of your rights, gather information, and then get to work on your case. We identify the responsible parties, gather evidence, and pursue damages relentlessly. Jim Parrish knows how to face big insurance companies and their legal teams because he was once one of them.
Call for a free consultation to go over the details of your case: 571-229-1800.