Motorcycle accidents are among the deadliest accidents on roadways. Bikers have less protection than other drivers and usually suffer greater injuries. These accidents also can involve “hit and run” drivers who can be hard to identify after they flee the scene.
When a careless or reckless driver causes a motorcycle crash, the motorcyclist usually suffers the most significant injuries. They are left with medical bills, time away from work, and sometimes permanent injuries. Holding the at-fault driver responsible and recovering compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit may be possible.
A Leesburg personal injury lawyer from the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can negotiate with the insurance company for the compensation you deserve. We can also file a lawsuit on your behalf and seek a court-awarded offer. Our team provides free initial consultations.
Recovering Money for Your Leesburg Motorcycle Accident Damages
Suffering injuries in a motorcycle crash costs more than many realize. This is especially true if you suffered serious or catastrophic injuries. If you require ongoing care and live with lasting impairments, these expenses could continue for decades to come. Identifying, appropriately valuing, and recovering compensation for your expenses and losses is the only way to ensure financial stability.
The financial recovery our lawyers seek for injured motorcyclists includes a wide range of costs. While the damages differ from case to case, they often include:
- Medical bills, current and future
- Ongoing care and support needs
- Income losses for time missed at work
- Diminished earning capacity for lasting disabilities
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket costs
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience
Our legal team also accepts wrongful death cases based on Leesburg motorcycle collisions. We help families who lost a beloved motorcyclist to their crash injuries seek justice. It may be possible to recover damages based on your loved one’s accident, injuries, and death, holding the at-fault party accountable.
How The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, Handles Leesburg Motorcycle Collision Cases
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, founder James R. ”Jim” Parrish used to represent the insurance companies in court. Today, he uses information from inside the insurance industry to negotiate fair settlements and protect injured clients from the same companies he used to work for.
When it comes to recovering compensation for clients, our team has a long history of results, including a recent $975,000 settlement for an injured motorcyclist. Our attorneys know how to develop compelling cases and use them to get a settlement or win at trial.
We represent clients based on contingency. We never ask for any payment upfront. Our initial case reviews are free, and no retainer is required for us to go to work on your case. Instead, our attorney fees come from the money we recover. We only get paid when we win.
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How does a Leesburg Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Know Who Is Liable?
Recovering compensation in Virginia motorcycle accidents requires identifying the at-fault party and pursuing a case against them. When our lawyers handle a case, we investigate the crash, gather evidence, and determine whose carelessness or recklessness caused the crash. This is generally another driver.
To hold another driver responsible, we must show they acted negligently. This means:
- They had an obligation to act a certain way, usually because of a traffic law.
- They failed to act as required, frequently violating a traffic law.
- Their violation was the proximate cause of the crash.
- Our client suffered harm in the collision.
When we uncover the cause of a crash, we approach the at-fault driver’s insurer and demand fair compensation for the damages our client suffered.
Building Leesburg Motorcycle Accident Case
At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, our team regularly investigates motorcycle accidents and develops compelling cases based on them. We understand the unique aspects of these collisions and how to document what happened, who is responsible, and the value of the damages our client suffered.
Some common evidence our attorneys use to show fault, liability, and losses in Leesburg motorcycle accident cases includes:
- The accident report filed by police officers
- Video of the collision
- Photos from the crash scene
- An accident scene survey
- Interviews with eyewitnesses
- Accident reconstruction
- Physical and forensic evidence
- Expert testimony from medical experts, economists, and others
- Relevant medical records
- Documentation of missed income and other losses
- Medical bills, receipts, and proof of related expenses
When Should I Call a Leesburg Motorcycle Collision Attorney?
Our team encourages motorcycle accident victims to contact our firm for a free consultation as soon as their injuries allow them to make the call. If your loved one suffered catastrophic injuries and cannot make the call on their own, we will discuss the crash with you and answer your questions about your family’s options.
There is a deadline for filing a lawsuit in Virginia. Generally, Va. Code § 8.01-243 gives crash victims up to two years to begin a lawsuit. Exceptions exist, and there are many other reasons to get started long before this deadline arrives, though.
We may be able to build a stronger case for compensation the earlier we go to work gathering evidence. When we know about a collision quickly enough, it might be possible to identify additional eyewitnesses, obtain video of the crash from a nearby business, and take other steps to preserve evidence that disappears within the first few weeks after an accident.
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Learn More About How a Leesburg Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, provides free claim reviews for motorcycle accident victims and their families. We encourage those hurt in these collisions to connect with our team to discuss your legal options for getting justice and holding the at-fault party accountable.
Contact us via telephone or our online contact form to get started today.