Motorcycle Accident FAQ
Northern Virginia Personal Injury Attorney
At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., our motorcycle accident attorneys are here to immediately help injured riders and families. If you’ve been harmed in a motorcycle accident or have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, our legal team can help you understand your legal rights and the personal injury or wrongful death claim process.
To help you get started, we’ve answered some common questions about motorcycle accidents below. To learn more, tell us about your case by contacting us online.
- · I’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident. What should I do?
- · The motorcycle accident was not my fault. What are my rights?
- · What can I do if a family member died in a motorcycle accident?
- · What are some common causes of motorcycle accidents?
- · Do I really need an attorney?
I’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident. What should I do?
After you’ve received any medical treatment you need, it is best to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced lawyer can inform you of your rights, explain what you can expect, and discuss your eligibility to recover compensation for your damages. The personal injury claim process can be challenging, but can be made much easier with the help of an attorney.
The motorcycle accident was not my fault. What are my rights?
A large percentage of motorcycle accidents are caused by driver error or negligence. If you are not at fault for causing the accident, you may have the right to recover your damages by filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. This lawsuit will give you the opportunity to prove that another motorist – or party – is responsible for your accident and injuries.
What can I do if a family member died in a motorcycle accident?
Unfortunately, motorcycle riders have very little protection and face high risks of suffering serious injuries or death during a traffic crash. Families who have lost loved ones in a motorcycle accident may be able to obtain justice and compensation by filing a wrongful death claim. Our firm can help you determine if you are eligible to file such a claim, and can fight aggressively on your behalf.
What are some common causes of motorcycle accidents?
According to statistics, driver error/negligence is a leading cause of motorcycle accidents. Driver negligence may include impaired or distracted driving, aggressive driving, failures to yield, unsafe lane changes or left turns, and more. Other causes include defective motorcycle parts, bad weather conditions, unsafe roadways, and broken or obscured traffic signs.
Do I really need an attorney?
Most victims injured in traffic accidents ask if they really need an attorney. While there is no legal requirement to have an attorney during the personal injury or wrongful death claim process, there are numerous benefits to working with experienced legal representatives. An experienced attorney can walk you through each stage of the process, handling all legal work and keeping you informed while you focus on recovering. A lawyer can also fight on your behalf against insurance companies that work to pay as little as possible. Our legal team has experience representing victims and families after motorcycle accidents, and makes it our mission to recover the maximum compensation possible.
Contact Us Today
All cases are unique, and we understand that you may have specific questions about your situation. If you would like to discuss your case personally with an experienced personal injury lawyer from our firm, please do not hesitate to call (888) 887-4128 for a free consultation.