Motorcycle accidents continue to rise across the nation. More and more, cars and truck share the road with motorcyclists. While this is usually not a problem, in congested metropolitan areas, motorcycles can get lost in the crowd of other vehicles and pedestrians which drivers must attend to.
Motorcyclists are generally well trained drivers, particularly attuned to the road, and other vehicles. Problems arise when other drivers fail to see, fail to yield the right of way, or generally to do not pay attention to motorcycles on the roadway.
When a car or truck crashes into a motorcycle, there is an extremely high chance that the motorcyclist will suffer severe injuries, endure major surgeries, incur large medical bills, and need months and months of rehabilitation.
The Virginia motorcycle accident injury lawyers at The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC fight to recover the costs of their client’s injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We have successfully represented motorcycle accident victims throughout throughout Virginia, including Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, Loudoun, Stafford, Fredericksburg and Fauquier Counties.
The Barrera Law Firm can help!
After a Virginia motorcycle accident, there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself against overbearing insurance adjusters and others who might try to take advantage of you during your claim. The following guidelines should help you protect your rights.
Don’t sign anything from an insurance company or adjuster without first talking to the experienced motorcycle accident attorneys at The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC. Insurance adjusters are experienced in denying claims, and may ask leading and misleading questions whose only purpose is to damage your claim, and deny you the compensation you deserve.
Take pictures of the accident and wreckage, if you’re able. Almost every cellphone now has a camera. There is no excuse for not having photographs. Make sure your side of the story is told and take photos. They will be very helpful in any Virginia motorcycle accident lawsuit, and may actually be the evidence that causes the insurance company to want to settle, or causes the jury to find in your favor
Immediately visit a doctor. Delays in treatment will only allow the insurance company to claim that you were not hurt or injured. Go to your own doctor. You have the right to choose your own physician. Keep records of all the treatment you have received, medical costs, the medications prescribed, and follow your doctor’s advice.
Keep a journal. It will be your personal record of what happened both during and after the accident and will detail all the physical consequences of someone else’s negligence and its long term effects. Journals help when insurance adjusters try to claim that you are exaggerating the pain.
Call The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC.
The Virginia motorcycle accident injury lawyers at The Barrera Law Firm have the experience necessary to guide you through the complicated legal process after an auto accident. If you’ve been injured in a Virginia car accident, contact us today.