Hillsville, VA Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Hillsville, VA Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle riding along Route 58 and other Virginia roadways can be an exhilarating and relaxing pastime, but taking such a ride does not come without risks. Nearly 100,000 individuals are injured, and 5,000 die in preventable motorcycle accidents annually in the United States, often because of other negligent or reckless drivers.
In Virginia, motor vehicle operators have a duty to avoid accidents and follow traffic laws. However, when drivers fail to do so, the chances of a catastrophic accident significantly increase, and they may be held liable for any injuries sustained in a collision. Unfortunately, because of the size difference of motorcycles and passenger vehicles (including cars, trucks, and SUVs), motorcyclists are over five times more likely to experience exorbitantly-expensive, life-altering injuries and twenty-seven times more likely to die.
At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured clients and the family members left behind after a wrongful death. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a tragic accident, we invite you to call our office to schedule a free consultation with experienced Hillsville, VA motorcycle accident lawyer Mark Hurt. Mark is highly familiar with the injuries, laws, and circumstances surrounding these types of claims and can use his decades of experience to help pursue the full and fair compensation that you rightfully deserve.
As a Hillsville Motorcycle Crash Attorney, Mark Hurt Seeks Full Compensation for Those Injured and the Families Who Have Lost a Loved One.
At The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we offer a free, no-obligation initial consultation, so that you can get your questions answered and understand your legal options for seeking compensation. We also accept motorcycle accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we are not entitled to a fee unless compensation is recovered. We also advance all litigation expenses while a case is ongoing (these expenses are normally repaid through a settlement or jury award).
Call Today to Schedule a Free Consultation with Experienced Hillsville, Virginia Motorcycle Injury Lawyer Mark Hurt.
How Are Motorcycle Accidents Commonly Caused in Virginia?
Some of the common causes for motorcycle accidents in Hillsville and the surrounding communities include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Unsafe lane changes
- Cars making left turns
- Hazardous road conditions
- Head-on collisions
- Reckless driving
- Limited visibility
Even the most skilled motorcyclists cannot avoid crashes if the other vehicles on the road do not see them or follow safety laws. In fact, a Florida study analyzed ten years of data and found that the majority of motorcycle accidents were caused by the drivers of other vehicles. If you or a loved one was involved in a crash caused by another party, we invite you to call our office to learn about your legal options for seeking justice, accountability, and maximum compensation.
What Compensation Can I Get if I Was Injured in a Virginia Motorcycle Crash?
Under Virginia law, motorcycle accident victims are entitled to seek compensation for all damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- ER care
- Lost past and future wages
- Physical therapy
- Mental anguish
- Motorcycle repairs
- Loss of limb
- Any other foreseeable damages directly associated with a crash
- Punitive damages (in especially egregious cases)
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim for a Motorcycle Accident in Virginia?
All states have statutes of limitations, which are time limits for filing different types of lawsuits. In Virginia, the statute of limitations for bringing a personal injury claim (including for motorcycle accident injuries) is two years. This time period typically begins running on the date of the accident; however, there are some limited exceptions that could delay (or toll) the date. Failure to file by this deadline can result in a victim being barred from seeking compensation in court.
If a claim involves a government entity, there are special procedural rules that must be followed. Before filing a lawsuit, the government must be given notice in writing, setting forth details regarding the accident. If a claim is against a city or town, a victim only has six months (from the date of the crash) to provide such notice. If the matter involves the Virginia transportation district or state government, the notification must be given within one year of the incident.
Because of these stringent deadlines, it is critical not to delay, as you only have a very limited time to pursue justice in court. Instead, call our office immediately so we can:
- Monitor critical deadlines;
- Conduct a thorough investigation;
- Compile evidence;
- Handle insurance and other settlement negotiations; and
- Make timely filings.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Experienced Hillsville Motorcycle Accident Attorney Mark Hurt.
Motorcycles, by design, are more vulnerable without the protection of a surrounding cage like that of a passenger vehicle, and cyclists can easily face severe, life-threatening injuries in the event of an accident. When this occurs, an injury victim should not be left to shoulder the physical pain and financial burden when another driver is at fault.
If you were injured or a loved one died in a motorcycle accident occurring in Hillsville or the surrounding communities, including (but not limited to) Sulphur Springs, Galax, Pipers Gap, Laurel Fork, Woodlawn, and Fancy Gap. We invite you to call our office to schedule a free consultation with firm-founding attorney Mark Hurt.
For over two decades, Mark has pursued maximum compensation for those injured and the families of wrongful death victims. He can listen to the facts of your case, answer your questions and explain your legal options for seeking a recovery, and tenaciously fight to protect your rights if our firm is retained.