Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Manassas Park
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What starts out as a relaxing motorcycle ride can end up as a traumatizing accident. Getting thrown off your bike due to someone else’s negligence may cause serious injuries that result in mounting medical bills, time off from work, and the inability to support your family. You may be able to pursue a settlement from the at-fault driver’s insurer, but what happens if it refuses to compensate you for your injuries?
If your motorcycle accident turned your life upside down, a motorcycle accident lawyer in Manassas Park at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can help you get back on track. Our firm’s founder, Jim Parrish, worked as an attorney for insurance companies and knows the maneuvers auto insurers make to avoid paying injury accident claims. His legal skills, knowledge, and advocacy for the injured places our firm in a unique position to go up against large insurance companies and get the maximum compensation for our clients.
Call 571-229-1800 today to discuss your personal injury claim.
How Do I Recover Compensation for My Motorcycle Accident Injuries?
To recover compensation for your injuries, you must file a claim with the other party’s insurance company. However, this is rarely as straightforward as it should be. Auto insurers often attempt to shift blame for the accident on the person bringing the claim.
Virginia also has a contributory negligence law, which makes it very difficult for parties who contributed to the accident to recover compensation.
We know the tactics insurance companies use to avoid paying Virginia motorcyclists for their injuries. We also know the law. If another driver or an insurance company alleges you contributed to the accident, we counter those claims with evidence from police reports, accident reconstructions, eyewitness testimony, and other documents. We may find the other driver’s negligence caused the accident. For instance, the other driver may have been texting or talking on the phone at the time of the accident.
What Type of Investigations Do You Conduct?
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC works with medical experts, accident reconstruction experts, economists, and other specialists to help determine what caused your accident, what injuries you suffered, and who to hold liable for your injuries.
We use this evidence to bolster your case and defend against any accusations you contributed to the accident.
What Happens After Your Investigation?
Once we have established how the accident happened and who is liable for your injuries, we focus on the economic and noneconomic damages you experienced because of your motorcycle accident injuries.
Damages refer to the things you lost because of the other person’s negligence. When determining damages, we consider a variety of compensation sources including your own auto insurer, the other driver’s insurance company, and other parties involved in the accident. We may also check to see if your motorcycle had any manufacturer defects that might have contributed to your accident.
Additionally, we talk with you about other types of compensation you may want to pursue such as:
Your motorcycle accident injuries may have resulted in you paying out-of-pocket for hospital stays, physical therapy, long-term rehabilitation, medical devices, or prescription drugs that you would not have needed had it not been for the accident.
You may have needed to take time off from your job because your motorcycle accident injuries prevented you from going to work or required you attend doctor’s appointments.
We can also help you recover compensation for lost earning capacity if your injuries require you to take a lesser-paying job or retire.
You can recover the costs of repairing or replacing your motorcycle. If your motorcycle is your primary form of transportation, we can also demand compensation for rental fees or public transportation fares.
“Pain and suffering” and inconvenience
You may have experienced and continue to suffer from physical and mental pain and emotional distress (e.g., anxiety, depression, insomnia, loss of appetite) due to your motorcycle accident.
Wrongful death damages
If your loved one died in a motorcycle accident, you may pursue compensation from the driver or the driver’s insurance company for funeral expenses and other losses connected with the fatality.
Our motorcycle accident lawyer in Manassas Park will fight to get you and your family compensation for your physical and emotional injuries and financial losses.
How Will I Know if I Have to File a Lawsuit?
In many cases, a lawsuit will not be necessary. We always work to negotiate your personal injury claim with your insurance company or the other driver’s auto insurer and other defendants involved in the accident before filing suit. We attempt to negotiate a fair settlement with all parties. However, insurers are not always willing to give you the compensation you deserve. When negotiations fail, we discuss what you need to do to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Call Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Manassas Park Today.
Drivers and passengers inside a car, SUV, or truck stand a better chance of escaping injuries in an accident than a motorcyclist. In 2015, motorcyclists were 29 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled, and almost five times more likely to be injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
If you suffered injuries or your loved one died in a motorcycle accident because of someone else’s negligence, you need knowledgeable, determined, compassionate attorneys on your side. Contact the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC now for a free case evaluation at 571-229-1800.