Roanoke, Virginia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Roanoke, Virginia Motorcycle Accident LawyerEach year, hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists ride the Blue Ridge Parkway, taking in the breathtaking scenery and sweeping curves.[1]   For most, the experience of cruising along Route 221 is bliss; however, for many others, the challenging road, winding terrain, and visual obstructions can lead to crashes that result in severe injuries and fatalities.

For some of the over 193,000 Virginia motorcyclists who hit the roads each year, riding can tragically come at a great price through no fault of the motorcyclist.

Consequently, common injuries in severe motorcycle crashes often include:

  • Paraplegia
  • Partial Paralysis
  • Neck and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Damage
  • Brain Bleeds
  • Road Rash
  • Broken Bones and Dislocations
  • Contusions and Abrasions
  • Loss of Extremities
  • Loss of a Loved One

At the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we represent victims who have been injured or killed in traumatic motorcycle accidents.  Roanoke, Virginia motorcycle accident lawyer Mark Hurt is dedicated to helping victims recover full compensation for their injuries and losses.  Call our office to schedule a free consultation to learn how we may be able to help in pursuing the money damages you may need to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other expenses.

Do Not Settle with an At-Fault Driver Before Speaking with an Experienced Lawyer

When an injury occurs through the fault of another person, it is important to avoid settling with an at-fault driver (or their insurance company) until you know the full prognosis of your injuries and have spoken with an experienced Virginia personal injury lawyer.  Often, insurance companies will try to entice accident victims into settling for a fraction of the true value of their damages, knowing that the victim will be unable to reopen the claim later if the damages are much worse than originally believed (and thus may require additional medical treatment or surgeries, compounded with additional pain and suffering and lost wages).  Unfortunately, these companies are often successful, and the settlement does not adequately cover the long-term care needed for the injuries.  Consequently, many motorcyclists end up paying out-of-pocket for treatment that should have been covered by the negligent party.

For over three decades, Mark Hurt has been helping Roanoke motorcyclists fight back against insurance companies to help recover fair and just settlements or awards at trial on behalf of those injured.  He has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for Virginia crash victims suffering from various injuries.

Pursue Full Compensation for Your Roanoke Motorcycle Accident Injuries and Damages

Due to the severity of the injuries associated with motorcycle accidents, medical bills and costs can be astronomically expensive.  Each year, accidents result in over $16 billion dollars in measurable costs.  If you were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, you could be entitled to compensation for the following:

  • Medical Bills (Past and Future), including emergency room and hospital costs, surgery, follow-up appointments, and physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Prescription drug costs
  • Damage to your Motorcycle
  • Durable Medical Equipment (such as braces, crutches, boots, walkers, lifts, etc.)
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Ambulance Transportation
  • Long-Term Medical Care
  • Work Loss
  • Permanent Disability
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Punitive Damages (if the at-fault party was grossly negligent)[4]

Recovery is not limited to only past expenses.  You may also be able to recover for having to live in pain and for future medical care and lost wages.  In cases where the at-fault party was grossly negligent, punitive damages (compensation that is designed to punish the other party for their outrageous and irresponsible conduct) may be awarded.

In addition to representing accident victims, we also negotiate settlements and file wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of the families of individuals who have perished in tragic motorcycle accidents.  Under Virginia law, immediate family members may be entitled to compensation if their loved one died in an accident caused by the wrongful act or negligence of another person.[5]  When we speak with you we can advise who can file a wrongful death case on behalf of your family.

Is There Anything That I Can Do to Help My Case?

Insurance settlements and personal injury damages are often dictated by evidence.  As such, it is vitally important to collect as much documentation possible to help ensure that a solid case can be made for maximum compensation.

After an accident, there are steps that you can take to help preserve evidence for later negotiations or trial, such as:

  • Calling the police to the accident scene
  • Consenting to on-site medical treatment
  • Seeking medical treatment as soon as possible (if you are not treated at the accident site)
  • Taking photographs of skid marks, debris, vehicle damage, injuries, traffic signs and other evidence
  • Requesting a police report
  • Delaying repair of your motorcycle
  • Following physician treatment plans
  • Refusing to sign an insurance settlement
  • Refusing to give a recorded statement to the insurance company

Ideally, the best step to take is to retain an experienced Virginia motorcycle accident as soon as possible.  At our firm, we can immediately begin investigating the cause of your crash (hopefully, before the accident scene changes dramatically), and (importantly) we can begin representing you against the liable driver, their insurance company, and any others who may also be responsible.

Because we work on a contingency fee, it does not cost any more for our services if we are involved early in your case than if we were hired later.  Since we can begin protecting you right away, we would urge you to call us for a free consult at your earliest convenience.

Why Should I Hire an Experienced Roanoke, Virginia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

Motorcycle crashes can be life altering or even fatal.  While some individuals escape with minor injuries, many motorcyclists sustain injuries that permanently change their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

Most states have some form of comparative negligence law that allows victims to collect compensation, even if they are partially responsible for the accident.  However, Virginia is one of only a small handful of states with a contributory negligence law.  Contributory negligence means that if you are at fault in any way, you may be prevented from recovering any compensation.  Thus, determining fault is critical in motorcycle accident cases.

Because of the harsh effect of Virginia’s contributory negligence law, it is imperative that you build a strong case that clearly demonstrates that the other party was fully responsible for the accident.  At the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we can fight tenaciously to get you everything you deserve.

When you hire our firm, we can:

  • Investigate all aspects of the accident to demonstrate liability
  • Obtain statements from witnesses and police
  • Handle correspondence with insurance representatives and adjusters
  • Negotiate full and fair settlements
  • Consult with experts to determine the extent of your injuries and damages
  • Calculate current and future losses
  • Pursue all available options to pay for your losses and damages
  • File a lawsuit
  • Represent you at trial (if necessary)

Schedule A Free Consultation to Learn How We Can Help You in Seeking the Maximum Compensation Possible

Virginia motorcycle accidents are complex and can be overwhelming for individuals who have never dealt with personal injury claims and lawsuits.  One small misstep can result in a victim not being able to recover an adequate settlement or award.  For instance, in Virginia, the statute of limitations (the deadline to file a claim) for a motorcycle accident lawsuit is generally two years from the date of the collision.  While there are some limited exceptions that can extend the statute of limitations, in most cases a victim will lose their legal right to obtain compensation from the person responsible if their claim is not filed before the statute of limitations expires.

If you have been injured in a Roanoke motorcycle accident or if your family has lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, having a skilled personal injury lawyer by your side can make the difference between recovering the compensation you may desperately need, or not recovering at all.  Mark Hurt has years of experience in handling motorcycle accident and injury cases; he can assess your claim, discuss your legal options, and provide strategic guidance on how to secure the maximum compensation available.

Many individuals refuse to seek legal counsel because they assume that, if they lose their case, they will still be responsible for paying expensive legal fees.  However, when you hire our firm, this is not the case.

At the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt, we represent Roanoke motorcycle accident victims and those in the surrounding communities on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we only get paid for our services if you receive a favorable settlement or are awarded damages at trial.  Further, we advance all litigation costs while a lawsuit is ongoing (these costs are typically subtracted from a jury award or settlement; these matters are more fully explained in our retention agreement).  Call our offices today to schedule free consultation to learn how we may be able to help you!

Client Review

“Mark took over my car accident case from another attorney that I fired. Mark worked hard on the case for several months to get ready for trial. Shortly before trial he got more than the offer my first lawyer tried to get me to take.”

Google 5 Star Review – Jerry C.

 


[1] Ride the Parkway, Blue Ridge Parkway, https://www.blueridgeparkway.org/motorcycles/.

[2] U.S. motorcycle registration estimates in 2017, by state (in units), Statista, https://www.statista.com/statistics/191002/number-of-registered-motorcycles-in-the-us-by-state/.

[3] Motorcycle Safety, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/motorcycle-safety.

[4] VA Code § 8.01-243.

[5] VA Code § 8.01-50.

What Our Clients Say

After my car accident, Mr. Hurt and his team worked very diligently to get me a fair settlement. Courtney Cormier, a paralegal on the team, was an invaluable asset to me. She always kept me informed of everything that was happening. I couldn't have had a better experience.
Caleb & Kristina Murray
Caleb & Kristina Murray
21:54 22 Feb 21
I could not be more pleased with the service I received. He is a wonderful lawyer and he gets the job done.
Country living woman Mountains
Country living woman Mountains
05:52 22 Dec 20
This law firm has great people skills and are very professional and efficient I would definitely recommend anyone to this law firm.
Lucas Green
Lucas Green
18:06 06 Dec 20
Courtney done a very good job with my case at the abingdon va office very quick and efficient great job highly reccomended my auto accident was in may and alreadh we have settled for maximum amount thanks so much
James Smith
James Smith
06:57 05 Dec 20
I contacted the law offices of Mark T. Hurt regarding a traffic ticket I received. Initially I was concerned because I live between Florida and New York, and with Virginia being midway, handling my ticket would be a major inconvenience, and I wanted to keep my record free of any infractions.Choosing Mark T. Hurt to represent me was the best choice I made, and it was further improved with the assistance of Rhonda, who contacted me once they received my request. Rhonda is one of those unique people who has mastered the fine line between being perfectly professional and friendly. Every conversation we had, was made to feel as if I were speaking to a close friend. One of the most appreciated aspects of working with her was her understanding and respectful of my schedule and time.For my work, I have a hectic schedule and very few free moments, so being able to handle things quickly and effectively is a priority for me, and Rhonda understood that and took care of everything as if she knew exactly what I was expecting. I even got sick while working with Rhonda, and her first comment was to wish me well. She also went out of her way to find solutions regarding my traffic citation that worked around my schedule. The price was fair, and when considering the quality of work and more importantly, the quality of people you will be reliant upon to ensure the best possible outcome for whatever your situation is, they can ask for 10x more than what I paid and it would still be worth it.All in all, recommendation for this law office, and for Rhonda herself, could not be higher. If you are searching for someone to represent you in any legal matter whatsoever, this is the office to work with. Thank you again Rhonda.
Al Fortunatti
Al Fortunatti
00:47 07 Nov 20
My lawyer Courtney in charge of my case was very professional, and very responsive to my personal injury and auto claim. She had it settled in a timely manner very polite and I would recommend this office to anyone.
Samantha Mays
Samantha Mays
21:28 06 Nov 20
I would highly recommend this law firm! Courtney helped me with my personal injury case, she answered all my questions and was always responsive throughout the entire process.She advocated for me efficiently and strived for the best possible outcome.
SCTC-Kimberly Dickey
SCTC-Kimberly Dickey
17:16 27 Oct 20
I'm not a Virgina resident and had found this firm through Google. I have a traffic violation case in tennessee and was desperate to get awnsers. This law office's staff was so helpful even though I wasn't able to even be a client, I believe the person who awnsered was Ashley. After their direction on finding another attorney and my case I was able to push my court date back and will be able to find someone to represent me.I'm not even a client, they didn't have to help me at all! I just wish they practiced in the tri cities area! Would recommend this group!
Benjamin Smith
Benjamin Smith
18:34 22 Oct 20
I contacted the affordable Law Offices of Mark T Hunt regarding a ticket I received. They requested certain documents from me, went to court on my behalf and got the ticket dismissed! The entire process was easy, fast and efficient. When I emailed or texted them their response time was impeccable!I would HIGHLY recommend them if you are looking for a professional attorney!
Davina Waller
Davina Waller
16:41 22 Oct 20
Under the circumstances that I had to have an encounter with Mr. Hurt, if I needed another team to represent me, I wouldn't hesitate for a second. The sheer communication that I had with Ashley was phenomenal. I was informed every step of the way. I was directed to each step of the process. I thoroughly enjoyed working with this law firm and would HIGHLY reccomend them. They were able to have my ticket completely dropped with no points added. Thank you all so much for all your hard work you did for me.
Chris Sanders
Chris Sanders
16:56 21 Oct 20
Mark and his team were very professional and courteous. They done a excellent job with my traffic ticket. I would highly recommend them.
Shannon Hanes
Shannon Hanes
16:26 21 Oct 20
My son got a speeding ticket in Virginia going back to school in Alabama. We contacted Mark Hurts office and they were very responsive and handled the entire situation for us.
Mary Ellen Fennell
Mary Ellen Fennell
22:54 20 Oct 20
The Law Offices of Mark Hurt made the process of dismissing my ticket so effortless! They were told me all the steps I needed to take to make Mr. Hurt’s job easier, and he was able to dismiss my ticket! I’m so thankful I used Mark Hurt to represent me in court. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know.
Cristina Marie
Cristina Marie
16:33 15 Oct 20
Friendly. Efficient. Professional.I’m thankful!
Moody Witoutcoffee
Moody Witoutcoffee
03:56 09 Oct 20
Rafael Oliveira
Rafael Oliveira
11:13 06 Oct 20
Cleber Bandi
Cleber Bandi
00:06 06 Oct 20
Lindaura Williams
Lindaura Williams
23:47 05 Oct 20
Flavia Oliver
Flavia Oliver
14:48 05 Oct 20
T. O.
T. O.
19:55 03 Oct 20
anita R Oliveira
anita R Oliveira
15:25 03 Oct 20
I highly recommend anyone to choose The Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt for their issues! They were extremely nice, helpful, and professional, especially Courtney! Every question and concern was always answered. I am thankful for all their help!!
Brittany Gobble
Brittany Gobble
17:35 29 Sep 20
They were very helpful, and answered all of the questions I had, and got great results from my court hearing, I would highly recommend!
Bodie Breitbach
Bodie Breitbach
15:49 21 Sep 20
This law firm is the best of the best and Courtney was just wonderful in every aspect. Extremely helpful and answers every question and always willing to help! Mark Hurt and his crew are the best! Thank you all for helping my family in a very difficult time. Highly recommend.
Tony Statzer
Tony Statzer
14:41 17 Sep 20
Late in July I was charged with a reckless driving ticket in Greenville County, Virginia. I got caught going 83mph in a 55mph zone. It was my first offense on my driving record and I did not need a misdemeanor which could hurt my career. I was assured by Mrs Rhonda Hurt not to worry and that her team would take care of it. On my end, the only effort I put in was taking a 12 hour defensive driving course and sending her my driving record. Two months later, the result of my hearing was a reduction to a defective equipment/non driving violation with 0 points off my record. The other good part about this case was I did not have to go to court. In court fees I paid $68 and a fine of $78 for my ticket. Mrs. Rhonda and her team put together a miracle in that county and I cannot give her enough credit. I sincerely recommend this firm because I know they worked hard on my case and will do the same for you. Thank you again!
Marqus Keith
Marqus Keith
14:54 15 Sep 20
I highly recommend this law firm! Rhonda answered all my questions regarding social security questions and she put my nerves at ease! Im so thankful for her kind spirit and her honesty!
Catina Ratliff
Catina Ratliff
17:51 05 Sep 20
The law offices of mark hurt was very good to me and my family great people great service and great results courtney was our paralegal that presided over the case could not have asked for more to be done.
Danny Kiser
Danny Kiser
18:34 31 Aug 20
I got a traffic ticket while I traveled passing through VA in May.It is a big deal if you have the Law Section: 44-1/46/2-862 and speeding excess of 80 MPH in your ticket. It is a Criminal Misdemeanor Reckless Driving Charge!I saw Mark T. Hurt's Law office simple letter, I decided to give a call and get a free consultation.From the call, Rhonda provided a detail explaining the criminal charge of the Misdemeanor Reckless Driving ticket is about. She is a very caring and honest person, no sale pressure to me to take their law office at all.Once I decided to use their firm to represent me in court, it didn't take an hour, I was told totake some actions and wait for cout day to see the result. That is that simple and no worry at all. On the court date, I received text messages from lawyer's office. Guess what? The lawyer did a miraculous and fantastic job for me in the court.The Reckless Driving Misdemeanor ticket has been reduced to an Improper Driving traffic ticket.Thanks to Mark T. Hurt's Law office team! They are not only very professional and transparent but also does the best quality job you can find. I strongly recommend them to be your lawyer if you need one in VA.
C.Y. Kuan
C.Y. Kuan
01:07 23 Aug 20
Having landed a Reckless Driving (99 in a 65) on my way back to FL from WV, I came across this law firm when searching something along "best reckless driving lawyers Virginia."Mr. Hurt's firm dropped my "Criminal Misdemeanor" to an improper driving. Which from my understanding is right next to a normal speeding ticket.All expenses accounted (payment, court cost, fine), I'm out roughly $1,100 ; but I'd much rather pay that once today, than every six months to an insurance company for the next... God knows how many years. I am extremely grateful and overjoyed with my outcome.As far as speaking with the great ladies at these offices, everyone was always kind, quick, and considerate. They answered all my questions, explained all my options and possible outcomes. I had a clean record, and had now experience dealing with courts or lawyers, so their patience and knowledge was especially helpful. If I ever screw up again (I pray to God I don't) I hope it's in Virginia, so I can call upon Mr. Hurt's offices.
Nomadic Wolf
Nomadic Wolf
21:06 21 Aug 20
I would like to thank Hope for helping me get my SSDI. She was a true professional a great help with my success. great asset to the law firm and honest lady could not ask for anyone better. Thank You, David
David Harden
David Harden
21:17 20 Aug 20
I had a miracle outcome
jose feliz
jose feliz
22:14 18 Aug 20
I got stop in wyth county saw good reviews on Law of Mark, i can say i highly recomend them, got stop 79mph on a 60mph, they all i had to pay was a low amounth of $200 fine plus court cost $76 and they got me out with zero point infraction, if you looking for lawyer on traffic tickets here its the place to go with! Very professional and representatives will be there to help any time!
Brisio Gaza
Brisio Gaza
23:12 15 Aug 20
This law firm is the up most professional and highly knowledgeable in it's field of work. Courtney is awesome and a pleasure to work with she is the best at her job. We highly recommend this law firm!
Christy Statzer
Christy Statzer
02:52 11 Aug 20
Courtney Cormier and the law office, was amazing! Courtney was very efficient, timely, and responsive. I had an issue with a previous employee, but due to that, Mr. Hurt wanted to ensure that I was completely satisfied, so he made adjustments on his fee, just to make sure I was happy! You couldn't ask for a better paralegal or law office! I highly recommend this firm!
Jessica Ann Roberts
Jessica Ann Roberts
20:10 30 Jul 20
I called seeking help with a traffic ticket I received. I spoke to the legal assistant, Ashley and she was very helpful.
Nathan
Nathan
13:54 30 Jul 20
my Attorney Courtney Cormier was amazing and very helpful and patient with me and the case and always keep me updated on all the steps and procedures of the process i would definitely recommend her and this office they are amazing
Branden Lewis
Branden Lewis
15:24 21 Jul 20
These guys got my reckless driving charge of a 94 in 70 down to a improper driving. You won’t regret hiring them to help you out!
Haley Walser
Haley Walser
23:22 20 Jul 20
Great experience with Courtney Cormier! Thanks for the professional help!
Alisha Fagan
Alisha Fagan
16:26 20 Jul 20
Thank you for doing the best you guys did an amazing job with my case I appreciate everyone that worked on my case I definitely recommend this law firm!!
Abdullah Shaikh
Abdullah Shaikh
14:56 16 Jul 20
Great people! Very helpful and professional.
Heather Foster
Heather Foster
21:53 15 Jul 20
Wonderful, family oriented law firm. The staff are very attentive and courteous especially Courtney. I highly recommend this legal establishment!
Duane Cormier
Duane Cormier
17:25 15 Jul 20
Amazing group of people to work with Courtney is fantasticI would highly recommend this group
Kara Ginter-Hensley
Kara Ginter-Hensley
21:41 14 Jul 20
Great firm!! Diana will walk you through everything you need to take care of a traffic ticket.
Braden Alexander
Braden Alexander
19:28 14 Jul 20
They are very professional, and respectful with everybody, including one of his employees, Rafael
Flavia Oliver
Flavia Oliver
17:01 14 Jul 20
The personnel who work here are constiment professionals. Rhonda Hurt kept me abreast of all proceedings and changes without the need for me to follow up, allowing me to maintain a piece of mind knowing that the Law Offices of Mark T Hurt were on the job (Rhonda kept me up to date through text and e-mail).During the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak all court dates were changed. I received a personalized letter from Mark assuring me that he and his team was on the job and was going to see my case through to the end while keeping me looped in.Thank you for all your help and persistence to see the great outcome I received.I highly recommend anyone to use the Law Offices of Mark T. Hurt for their issues!
Jon H
Jon H
11:34 13 Jul 20
They are a hard working team that care about their clients.
Frederick Baker II
Frederick Baker II
05:13 26 Jun 20
Fast, professional, and friendly. One of the best we have had for our family case and would HIGHLY recommend!!
Jonathan Mora
Jonathan Mora
19:13 04 May 20
I had a summons to court for reckless driving doing 82/70, and they took care of it without a problem and got it dismissed for me! They also work with you on your payments! Rhonda is the sweetest person I’ve ever spoke too, she worked with me and helped me tremendously! I highly recommend you choose this amazing and sweet firm to help your cases! ❤️
Aleah Nicole
Aleah Nicole
13:46 11 Apr 20
They are here to help you out and take care of your needs. I would recommend them for sure.
Dusty Kimber
Dusty Kimber
22:43 02 Apr 20
Great job of communicating throughout the entire process. Rhonda and staff were very professional, with great knowledge, and results.They were able to get my speeding ticket completely dismissed.
Kendrick Wiggins
Kendrick Wiggins
20:03 02 Apr 20