Springtime in Hampton Roads brings a sense of renewal to the community. Warm sunny days bring flocks of locals and visitors alike to the oceanfront for the beaches, restaurants and shopping opportunities.
As the weather gets warmer, you may notice a particular group of folks that tend to be out and about more frequently, resting on the side of the road or relaxing in the outdoor seating at roadside hangouts. Motorcyclists also love to feel the breeze in the sultry, sweltering heat of summer and are generally found out in greater numbers during nice weather.
As a motorcycle enthusiast, it’s important to know that you have rights in the event of an accident. We know motorcycles aren’t a simple hobby – for some, it’s a lifestyle and sole mode of transportation.
We know you take pride in your “ride,” and if something were to happen to you in Virginia Beach or Hampton Roads you could be facing expensive hospital and repair bills, not to mention the possible expenses incurred if you need physical therapy.
According to the Virginia DMV, road accidents involving motorcycles accounted for nearly two percent of all crashes in 2014. It doesn’t seem like much, but motorcycle fatalities accounted for eleven percent of all motor-related deaths that year. In 2014, over 1,600 bikers suffered personal injury. Of all the accidents, in nearly forty percent, the motorcyclist had not violated any traffic laws, which could mean these bikers were not at fault when they were injured.
Consider what would happen to you if you were injured while out on your Harley in Virginia Beach. Without help, most folks are unable to afford the steep medical bills and costly mechanical repairs of a vehicle collision. That’s why it is so important to have a good personal injury attorney on your side.
If you are involved in a motorcycle accident caused by another driver, you need to know your rights to ensure that your expenses are paid. When you call on the experienced personal injury lawyers at Bush & Taylor, you can count on the professional service for which we’re known.
We want to you enjoy the road this Spring and ride safely. We are here to help when you need it.
*Source: 2014 Virginia Traffic Crash Facts – http://www.dmv.state.va.us/safety/crash_data/crash_facts/crash_facts_14.pdf