Although the popular image of motorcyclists paints them as being fiercely independent and strong, the reality is that they are very vulnerable on the road and after accidents.
When motorcyclists are involved in crashes, they are much more likely to be injured than people in cars, trucks, and SUVs. And when those same motorcyclists seek compensation for their damages, they’re also more likely to be denied or lowballed by the insurance companies.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we believe that motorcyclists should do everything in their power to protect themselves both before and after accidents. That includes:
- Always wearing full safety gear on every ride, no matter how short it is or what type of road you’ll be traveling on
- Riding with the expectation that other drivers don’t see you and never assuming they do
- Being especially cautious when encountering drivers who are turning left, which is one of the biggest risk factors for crashes
- Never accepting the insurance company’s settlement offer after a crash without speaking to a lawyer first
- Calling a lawyer right away after an accident to begin protecting your rights to full compensation
Unfortunately, just as almost all drivers will eventually be involved in an accident, so too will almost all motorcyclists. In fact, there’s a common saying that breaks down motorcyclists into two groups: those who have had accidents and those who will.
If you or someone you love gets hurt on a motorcycle because of someone else’s negligence, we want to help. Contact our Virginia motorcycle accident lawyers today for a free consultation to find out how we can help you get maximum compensation.