Along the scenic byways of the Hampton Roads region, motorcycles offer riders an exhilarating experience and a sense of freedom that cars can’t provide. But with that freedom comes the risk of sustaining serious injury when motorists fail to respect riders’ rights. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in Newport News or in York County, the lawyers at Forbes & Broadwell will fight those who try to deny you the compensation you deserve. As lawyers with more than 50 combined years of experience, we know that society often unfairly labels motorcycle riders as reckless and irresponsible. When you retain us, you can count on our commitment to challenging that bias in seeking the full damages you deserve.
According to a report by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, there were 2,119 motorcycle crashes in the commonwealth in 2017, leading to 1,670 injuries and 108 fatalities. Compared to the previous year’s figures, these statistics show a 10 percent increase in motorcycle crashes overall and a 48 percent increase in motorcycle accident fatalities. The majority of these accidents were not caused by an improper action by the bikers themselves but by:
No matter how you were injured on your bike, our firm can help you establish the cause and build a case against all responsible parties.
Because a motorcyclist lacks the protection that a car affords, riders are more likely than motorists to suffer serious and sometimes catastrophic injuries in accidents, including head and brain injuries and spinal injuries. These injuries may happen when a car’s impact causes a rider to be thrown from his bike onto the hard surface of the road or the bike crashes into a tree. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, it’s important to quickly seek medical attention. You must file a claim with your insurer for compensation but also contact us so we can ensure an offer that’s fair. It’s important to know the full extent of your injuries before accepting any settlement, and our skilled injury attorneys can call upon considerable resources in determining what your current and long-term needs are.
Contact our Hampton injury lawyers for help if you are involved in a motorcycle accident
Forbes & Broadwell has represented motorcycle accident victims in Newport News and throughout The Peninsula and Tidewater region for more than two decades. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bike crash, please call 757-637-6835 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Hampton office.