A recent traffic accident took the life of a motorcyclist. The accident took place in the 2800 block of Holland Road when the motorcyclists was struck by a Cadillac Escalade. The motorcyclist was hit when the Escalade turned left and collided with him The collision threw him from his motorcycle. He was rushed to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. According to police the motorcycle operator had the right of way. The at-driver was initially charged with failure to yield the right of way but may be charged with additional charges.
When a motorcycle accident occurs with a vehicle that is attempting a left turn, the injuries and damages can be catastrophic. Most motorcycle accidents are caused by inattentive drivers who don't see motorcyclists. The law recognizes that a left turn is a dangerous maneuver, because the left turning vehicle enters lanes of traffic for other vehicles. Virginia statute § 46.2-825 states “The driver of a vehicle, intending to turn left within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction if it is so close as to constitute a hazard. At intersections controlled by traffic lights with separate left-turn signals, any vehicle making a left turn when so indicated by the signal shall have the right-of-way over all other vehicles approaching the intersection.”
If you or a loved has been injured in a motorcycle accident we urge you to contact our Virginia (VA) motorcycle accident attorneys. . We understand the full spectrum of a motorcycle accident from injuries, lost wages and medical bills to permanent disabilities and rehabilitation. Our Virginia (VA) motorcycle accident lawyers can not only help you understand your legal rights, and clearly convey the extent of your injuries to insurance companies to protect you from settling for less than you deserve.
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.