The Hampton Roads region is well-known for a number of things. One of which is the beautiful scenery that one can experience while traveling the area on a motorcycle. While motorcycle accidents have seen a decline throughout Virginia over the past few years, they still happen far too often. In many instances motorcycle operators and their passengers can fall victim due to a lack of attention being paid by the drivers of cars and trucks. Recently, our Virginia Beach law office was contacted by a nice couple that had been seriously injured while traveling on their motorcycle. The claim was that their accident was caused by the other driver failing to pay adequate attention to his surroundings. While traveling the driver of the automobile (the defendant) had changed lanes without signaling causing our clients to rear end his vehicle on the highway. The defendant and his insurance company had contended that he had not changed lanes at all and the motorcycle had hit him without warning. Upon presenting the all of our client’s evidence in court, but before the jury returns a verdict, the case was settled globally for $275,000. It is important to remember that there are plenty of circumstances where the operator of a motor vehicle may be the party that rear-ends another vehicle and is still eligible for compensation. Our motorcycle accident client is a prime example of this. If you are injured in an accident of any kind it is always in your best interest to have a consultation with a qualified personal injury attorney before you speak to representatives of the insurance companies involved.
The Joynes & Gaidies Law Firm Can Help
Call today if you or your loved one has been involved in an accident and is in need of a Virginia Beach motorcycle accident lawyer as a result of someone else and their negligent acts. We are “The Name You Know and Trust”.