The Motorcyclist Always Gets The Worst Of It
Motorcycle accidents cause severe and catastrophic injuries to the rider and passengers, while the car or truck driver comes away with only property damage. Adding insult to injury, motorcyclists often get blamed for an accident that was not their fault.
At Cranwell & Moore P.L.C., we represent people injured in motorcycle crashes because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness. Money can’t always make your body whole again, but financial compensation can still help keep your life on track and provide for your family’s needs.
Experienced Representation In Virginia Motorcycle Accidents
No matter how skilled or how careful, motorcycle riders are at the mercy of auto and truck drivers who share the road. With 100 years of combined legal experience, our Roanoke personal injury lawyers know how to advocate effectively for you or your loved one after a motorcycle crash. We have seen all the scenarios:
- Failing to yield to a motorcycle when turning left
- Rear-end collisions from tailgating a motorcycle
- Unsafe passing and lane changes
- Pulling out in the path of a motorcycle
- Forcing the biker to leave the roadway or lay the bike down
- Hit-and-run collisions
Sometimes the driver is drunk or distracted by a cellphone. Sometimes they simply aren’t paying attention and fail to see the motorcycle until too late. And very often, those drivers try to portray the motorcycle operator as speeding or reckless to cover up for their own carelessness. Cranwell & Moore P.L.C. are skilled at investigating these accidents to prove that the driver was at fault or mostly at fault.
Bikers rarely walk away unharmed. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, our state had nearly 1,800 motorcycle crashes in 2018, claiming 88 lives and injuring another 1,500 riders and passengers. When we get called about a motorcycle accident, we know that family is going to need a lot of help and support.
Gearing Up For Your Maximum Compensation
Our attorneys are familiar with the serious injuries in motorcycle accidents: traumatic brain injury (even with a helmet), back and neck injuries, fractured pelvis, broken legs, spinal cord injury, facial injuries, and severe “road rash” burns and abrasions. Many clients need months of rehab or suffer permanent injuries. Some never work again or walk again. Some need reconstruction surgery or are left disfigured for life.
In a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, we work closely with the victim and family to detail the damages and hold the negligent party fully accountable. Compensation should cover medical bills and lost wages, including future care and loss of earning capacity, as well as lasting impairment and damages for pain and suffering.
What If There Was No Actual Collision?
This is actually a common motorcycle accident scenario. If the motorcycle rider astutely swerved to avoid a collision, resulting in a single-vehicle crash, or jumped off the bike or laid the bike down to avoid worse injuries at impact, the negligent car driver can still be found liable for the chain of events that resulted in the rider’s injuries.
We Know Motorcycle Accidents
If you or a loved one was severely injured (or killed) in a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. Call our Vinton law office at 540-443-8390 or toll free at 540-443-8390. You can also contact us by email. We respond to all messages as soon as possible.
We represent clients throughout the greater Roanoke area.