We have seen how motorcycle accidents often result in debilitating injuries that disrupt daily life and burden you with medical expenses and property damage costs. But immediate legal action can help cover these costs and provide financial relief.

At Tronfeld West & Durrett, our attorneys leverage over 50 years of experience to support and guide you through Virginia’s legal system, building strong cases that get you financial compensation. We believe in holding negligent parties accountable and will tirelessly advocate for your interests in Newport News.

How a Newport News Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Can Help

In Virginia, you can recover compensation after a motorcycle accident caused by another’s negligence. To successfully pursue a claim, we can help you with:

  1. Initial case evaluation: Our first step is to assess the merits of your case, providing a clear understanding of your legal options. To do so, we’ll review the accident’s details, evaluate the evidence, and discuss potential strategies to pursue your claim.
  2. Evidence collection: To build a strong case, our team will gather key evidence, compiling as much documentation as possible to support your claim and establish liability.
  3. Negotiating with insurance companies: For you to receive fair compensation and be relieved from the stress of dealing with insurers, our attorneys will handle all communications and negotiations.
  4. Pursuing legal action: If negotiations with the insurance company fail, we’re prepared to file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf and advocate for your rights in court.

By partnering with us, you can rest assured a team of professionals is handling every legal aspect of your claim. From investigating the case to preparing a strong defense, we’ll fiercely defend your interests after being injured by negligence.

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Who Is at Fault After a Motorcycle Accident in Newport News?

According to a recent report from the National Safety Council (NSC), motorcyclists account for 14.6% of all traffic fatalities and 3.5% of all injuries, despite motorcycles constituting only 3% of all registered vehicles in the United States.This is due to the vulnerability of motorcycle riders, who can suffer the worst parts of a collision. 

According to our experience assisting in motorcycle accidents, some negligent parties victims pursue legal action against include:

Negligent Drivers

One of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents is the negligence of other drivers on the road. Distracted driving, speeding, and reckless maneuvers such as failure to yield the right-of-way and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are common causes of accidents involving motorcycles.

Vehicle Manufacturers

Sometimes, defective motorcycle parts or faulty vehicle design contribute to or cause an accident. Here, the manufacturer might be liable for damages under Virginia’s product liability laws.

Road Maintenance Authorities

Poor road conditions, inadequate signage, and unsafe construction zones can also contribute to accidents. In these situations, the government or municipal entity responsible for maintaining and managing the roads could be held accountable.

Damages You Can Recover After a Motorcycle Accident in Newport News

After being injured in a motorcycle accident, Virginia law entitles you to seek compensation for a range of damages, including:

Medical Expenses

Hospital bills, surgery costs, rehabilitation, and physical therapy are common expenses. In severe cases, long-term care expenses are also necessary. In short, recovering compensation for medical expenses accounts for all past, current, and future medical costs related to the injury.

Lost Wages

Compensation for lost wages includes not only the time missed from work but also the loss of future earning capacity if your injuries result in long-term or permanent disability.

Pain and Suffering

On the other hand, compensation for pain and suffering addresses the non-economic impacts of the accident, such as physical pain, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and ongoing psychological trauma.

Property Damage

You can also include your motorcycle and any personal property damaged in the accident in your claim, compensating you for their repair or replacement costs.

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What is the Potential Compensation for a Motorcycle Accident?

There is no cap on compensation for motorcycle accident cases in Virginia. The amount you can recover will depend on the specific details of your case, including the severity of your injuries, the impact on your life, and the level of negligence involved. 

Additionally, the compensation you can recover depends largely on the legal team you choose to build your case. Our attorneys, for example, strive to maximize the compensation you receive by using a structured, proven approach to prepare and present your case.

We invite you to tell us your story in a free initial consultation, where we can discuss real case results and past settlements to set realistic expectations. 

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What Are Your Legal Options After a Motorcycle Accident?

After a motorcycle accident, remember that the Virginia Code § 46.2-371 mandates the driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury or death to notify law enforcement immediately. Once you’ve sought medical treatment and notified the appropriate authorities, you commonly have the following options to pursue legal action:

Filing an Insurance Claim

The first step is often to seek compensation through the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Here, our attorneys can help you handle all communications and negotiations with insurers and opposing counsel. We can also assist in filing a comprehensive insurance claim, ensuring all necessary documentation is submitted to support your case.

Pursuing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If insurance negotiations fail to provide a fair settlement, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit, which allows you to seek damages through the court system. In this situation, our lawyers will help you thoroughly prepare the case, calculate damages, and construct compelling arguments to defend your case in front of a judge and jury.

Exploring Settlement Options

If possible, it’s often preferable to negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault party or their insurance provider, avoiding the need for a lengthy court battle. We’ll strive for a settlement that reflects the full extent of your damages, providing clear advice through every stage of the process and having your needs, goals, and best interests in mind the whole time.

The Process of Filing a Motorcycle Accident Claim

To file a motorcycle accident claim in Newport News, our attorneys at Tronfeld West & Durrett use a structured approach that allowed us to recover significant multi-million dollar settlements in the past. Our steps include:

Step 1: Initial Consultation

During our free consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss the accident’s details with our attorneys. They’ll assess your case’s viability and potential value and outline the next steps. This consultation is also an opportunity to ask questions and get a clear understanding of the path forward.

Step 2: Investigation

We’ll then conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence, including collecting police reports, medical records, witness statements, and any other relevant documentation. This is crucial to build a strong case, backed by solid evidence, that demonstrates liability and the extent of your damages to support your compensation claim.

Step 3: Filing a Claim

Once we’ve gathered sufficient evidence, we’ll file a formal claim with the insurance providers and begin the negotiation process. To file a claim, we’ll present a detailed account of the accident, the injuries sustained, and the compensation sought, intending to submit a compelling claim that maximizes your chances of a favorable outcome.

Step 4: Negotiation or Trial

If the insurance company fails to offer a fair settlement, we’re prepared to take your case to trial. Our attorneys will present your case before a judge or jury, provide compelling arguments and expert testimonies to back it up, and fiercely defend your rights to secure the compensation you deserve.

Seeking Legal Help for a Motorcycle Accident in Newport News

After suffering from a motorcycle accident in Newport News, don’t wait to seek legal assistance. Our experience will help you achieve the best outcome possible for your case, and we can handle every aspect of it while you focus on recovery.

With a ‘no fees unless we win your case’ scheme, there are no risks to you: contact us for a free initial consultation and learn how we can help.

Call or text 800-321-6741 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form