Hampton Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Generally, motorcyclists are highly cautious and defensive when sharing the road with other drivers. However, other motorists tend not be so careful, putting riders at great risk. Due to a motorcyclist’s lack of protection, accidents can be severe, resulting in serious injuries or even death. In fact, per miles traveled, motorcyclist fatalities occurred nearly 29 times more often than passenger-occupant fatalities in 2019 traffic collisions. If you have suffered a motorcycle accident due to someone’s negligence, it is essential to understand the legal rights and options available for pursuing compensation for damages.

At Waterman Law Centers, we understand how challenging it can be to move forward after a motorcycle accident. We work tirelessly to develop a personalized legal strategy to help you achieve the best possible outcome, whether through negotiation or litigation.

Why Contact a Hampton Motorcycle Accident Lawyer?

Motorcycle accidents can be incredibly serious, and you might not know where to turn after suffering injuries. However, it is important to seek the right legal representation as soon as possible. At Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, we are well-versed in Virginia motorcycle accident law and have successfully represented countless clients harmed by vehicular negligence. We know what it takes to win your case and get you the compensation you deserve.

There are several reasons why you should contact an experienced Hampton motorcycle accident lawyer for your accident: 

  • Gathering evidence like police reports, medical records, and employment records
  • Answering all your legal questions
  • Filing your claim timely and otherwise properly 
  • Negotiating with insurance companies
  • Determining who is liable for your injuries
  • Calculating your damages
  • Utilizing resources like medical professionals and accident reconstruction specialists
  • Taking your case to trial if necessary
  • Researching medical and technical literature

Every client deserves sound legal counsel, and we are dedicated to providing for you. After going through a traumatic motorcycle accident, you should not have to deal with the stress of navigating a complex legal case. We fiercely advocate to obtain the compensation you need for a complete recovery. 

6 Things Not to Do After a Motorcycle Accident in Hampton

If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident, there are several steps you should avoid taking to protect your legal rights and ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries. The following are guidelines for what not to do following a motorcycle accident in Hampton: 

  1. Do not admit fault: You should not admit fault to the other party, any insurance representatives, or anyone else.  Admitting fault—even saying “sorry”—can be used against you in court and during negotiations; because under Virginia’s “contributory negligence” doctrine, any fault by the victim bars all recovery. 
  2. Do not leave the accident scene: It is vital to remain at the scene of the motorcycle accident until the police arrive, even if you are not injured. Leaving the scene could result in criminal charges and/or you being deemed at fault by “fleeing.” 
  3. Do not refuse medical treatment: Even if you think you are not seriously injured, it is important to seek medical treatment promptly after the accident. Some injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries or internal bleeding, might not be immediately apparent but can have serious consequences if left untreated. Additionally, medical records establish a link between your injuries and the accident. 
  4. Do not discuss your case with insurance companies: Insurance companies often contact you shortly after the accident to ask for a statement or to offer a quick lowball settlement. It is critical to avoid discussing your case with insurance companies without first consulting a Hampton motorcycle accident lawyer, as they will use your words against you in court and/or pay only a fraction of fair value. 
  5. Do not post on social media: Avoid posting anything on social media about your accident or injuries, as they will be used against you in court. Insurance companies and lawyers often scour social media accounts looking for evidence that could be used to undermine your claim. 
  6. Do not forget to collect evidence: Important evidence you should collect at the accident scene includes the police report number, contact and insurance information of the other driver, and especially photo or video footage of damages. 

At the Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, we believe you should not have your life turned upside down due to someone else’s negligence. We have extensive experience representing countless vehicle accident victims having recovered millions in settlements and verdicts.

Recoverable Damages in a Successful Motorcycle Accident Claim

The damages recoverable in a successful motorcycle accident claim vary depending on the accident’s circumstances. Generally, however, some typical ones include the following economic and non-economic damages: 

  • Pain, suffering and inconvenience 
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Continuing disability and limitations
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Mental anguish

An experienced Hampton motorcycle accident attorney can help you discover what damages you are eligible to recover based on the details of your case. We can also help you gather all the evidence you need to prove your losses so you can obtain the maximum compensation you deserve. 

Contact a Highly Experienced Motorcycle Accident Lawyer at Waterman Law Centers, PLLC

It is essential to rely on the experienced guidance of a motorcycle accident lawyer if you have suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence. 

At Waterman Law Centers, PLLC, we have 40 years of award-winning service, so you can rest assured your rights are protected. 

Mr. Waterman is named in The Best Lawyers in America for Personal Injury during 2007-2023, and voted its “Lawyer of the Year” by his peers in Southeast Virginia for 2022; and Waterman Law Centers is listed as a Metropolitan Tier 1 Best Law Firm for Personal Injury in U.S. News & World Report for 2021-2023.

We understand the aftermath of a motorcycle accident can be difficult and emotional. We are here to fight tirelessly on your behalf so you can focus on healing following the accident. Schedule a complimentary consultation with a Hampton motorcycle accident attorney by calling (757) 906-4707 or filling out our contact form today.