Many people love riding motorcycles. From men to women, young to old many people know how much fun riding can be. They understand the exhilaration of cruising the open road and the challenge of controlling a motorcycle. But motorcycling also can be dangerous, in 2015, there were 4,976 motorcyclists killed—an 8-percent increase from the 4,594 motorcyclists killed in 2014. An estimated 88,000 motorcyclists were injured during 2015, a 3-percent decrease from the 92,000 motorcyclists injured in 2014. Per vehicle mile traveled in 2015, motorcyclist fatalities occurred nearly 29 times more frequently than passenger car occupant fatalities in traffic crashes.
Getting hurt by a reckless driver or a hit and run driver can be a traumatic experience for any cyclist and can derail their way of life, depending on the severity of your injury. This is where we come in. Our firm wrote this guide exclusively for injured motorcycle riders who are contemplating taking legal action against the at-fault driver or are looking for help on what to do since they were the victim of a hit and run accident.
If you’ve been injured in a serious motorcycle accident and want to file a claim, you may have questions about how the injury claim process works. While every case is unique and the process can vary depending on different factors, this is generally how the claim process works. This information is based upon on our team of Virginia Beach motorcycle accident lawyers handling hundreds of personal injury claims.