Spending Memorial Day weekend cruising Hampton Roads on a motorcycle sounds fun, but it doesn’t always come without its share of danger. This was true for a motorcycle that crashed in Portsmouth, Virginia (VA) at the corner of Gwin and Dahlia streets and slammed into a Mercury Grand Marquis at around seven o’clock Monday night.

Motorcycle-automobile collisions often always result in serious injury to the motorcyclist. There is no word yet as to why the motorcycle crashed but  as a Virginia personal injury attorney I know that motorcycle crashes may be due to poor road conditions such as potholes, debris or an uneven roadway.

There has been an alarming increase in the number of motorcycle accidents in recent years. Many times the motorcycle rider is not at-fault, research indicates that the major cause of motorcycle accidents remains the failure of other motorists to recognize motorcyclists in heavy traffic or at night. Statistics shows that about 70 percent of the collisions are a result of this.

Our firm has experience in motorcycle wrecks and injuries. In one such case we handled the at-fault driver drifted over the center line, sideswiped a pickup truck and hit the plaintiffs’ motorcycle head on. Our Virginia Beach-based personal injury law firm helped ensure the riders could have a good life and that their medical expenses for surgeries would be paid.