Motorcycle crashes fall into three distinct categories: (1) fatal crashes, (2) injury crashes, and (3) property damage crashes. Recent statistics show that in Virginia, motorcycle injury crashes far exceed the other two categories, both with respect to motorcycle drivers and passengers. According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, there were 2,048 motorcycle accidents in Virginia in 2021, of which 105 were fatal crashes, 1,573 were injury crashes, and 307 were property damage crashes.
Negligent Acts Resulting in a Motorcycle Crash
Like other kinds of motor vehicle accidents, there are many negligent acts that can result in a motorcycle crash, but when a motorcycle is involved, the consequences are often far more serious. Examples of such negligent acts include improper lane change, driving under the influence of alcohol, avoiding pedestrians, failure to yield, following too close, improper backing, improper passing, improper turn, excessive speed, and more. The consequences for motorcyclists are even more severe when the accident occurs at high speed, and according to 2021 statistics released by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, over 87% of motorcycle rider fatalities occurred on interstate highways.
If you have been injured due to the carelessness of another driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our firm is experienced in handling personal injury cases arising from motorcycle accidents, ranging from minor fender benders to fatal motorcycle crashes.
Our firm has been representing the people of Hampton Roads in auto accidents and other injury cases since 1955. If you have been hurt in a car accident due to the negligence of someone else, give us a call, and put our experience to work for you.
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