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24-Year-Old Sailor Killed in Portsmouth Motorcycle Accident

What Happened

A 24-year-old Sailor was killed in a collision with a pickup truck on Port Centre Parkway in Portsmouth, Virginia (VA). The accident took place on March 11, 2013 in the 400 block of Porte Centre Parkway at Edwards Street when a Chevrolet Silverado collided with the motorcycle. When police arrived they found a destroyed motorcycle and the sailor lying in the roadway. Authorities pronounced the sailor dead at the scene. The initial investigation has determined the motorcycle was headed north when the pickup truck turned left from the south towards Edwards Street and collided with the motorcycle.

Sailor killed in motorcycle crash

The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every year an estimated 76,000 motorcyclists suffer serious injuries that require hospitalization and about 3,900 die from motorcycle crashes. In a serious motorcycle crash it could be months or even years before the rider fully recovers from their sustained injuries. Our Virginia (VA) motorcycle accident injury lawyers understand the full spectrum of a motorcycle accident from injuries, lost wages and medical bills to permanent disabilities and rehabilitation. Quickly retaining legal representation will allow our VA lawyers to investigate the scene of the accident and may benefit you if you have the opportunity to file a personal injury claim. Our Virginia (VA) motorcycle accident lawyers can not only help you understand your legal rights, but clearly convey the extent of your injuries to insurance companies to protect you from settling for less than you deserve.

Potentially Helpful Info

In 2008 we defended a husband and a wife that were struck head on while returning home from work on their motorcycle. The wreck was caused when a police officer headed in the opposite direction drifted over the center line; side swiped a van and then collided with our clients. During a pretrial investigation two of our lawyers found evidence that one year prior to the accident the officer had been diagnosed with sleep apnea but did not follow the doctor’s recommended treatment. This discovery, along with the quick action of our clients to retain us as their Virginia (VA) motorcycle accident attorney led to the settlement of this motorcycle accident injury case during mediation that granted our clients to receive proper retribution.

If you or a family member has been injured in a traffic accident caused by another person, you can begin learning about your legal rights and options by downloading this free report on filing claims following Virginia (VA) motorcycle crashes.

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Richard N. Shapiro
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Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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