What Happened: According to a news report from dailypress.com, a two-vehicle accident in Virginia Beach caused the death of one driver and injuries for the driver and passenger of the other vehicle. The crash, which occurred between an SUV and a motorcycle, occurred on the 5200 block of Indian River Road; the injured drivers were taken to the hospital for treatment. The Virginia Beach Police Department was investigating the crash at the time of this posting, and determining whether or not charged would be filed.
Here is the location of the accident:
The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective: Car accidents that result in the death of a motorist are terrible and tragic occurrences; the tragedy is always made more so when an accident could have been prevented. Our deepest sympathies are extended to the victim’s loved ones in this car accident.
While the full details of this accident are unknown pending the police investigation, we know that accidents involving motorcycles can be particularly devastating; in fact, recent research has revealed that fatalities from motorcycle accidents are on the rise. Even with helmet laws and other safety protocols in place, motorcyclists are still at risk on the road in ways that other drivers are not.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or death due to a motorcycle accident, then it’s critical you speak with a personal injury attorney, who can help you figure out your rights to legal redress and compensation. Our Virginia personal injury attorneys have argued many cases wherein a motorcyclist was injured or killed; click here to read about a case wherein a $1.5 million settlement was secured for an injured cyclist.
Potentially Helpful Info: The personal injury lawyers at our Virginia law firm have published a free guide that contains helpful information on what to do in the case of a motorcycle accident; click here to download it. Because motorcycle accidents are often different from “regular” car accidents, it’s important to be familiar with the various approaches and processes to handling a motorcycle personal injury claim.
Our personal injury law firm’s website also features a free guide on what to do if you’ve been injured by an uninsured or underinsured driver; you can download and read it by following this link.
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