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All vehicle accidents pose a risk to human life, but motorcycle accidents are among the most dangerous. Even if wearing protective gear, a motorcyclist has very little protection if hit a passenger car, truck, or any other vehicle. The motorcyclist is thrown from the bike, hitting the roadway. Motorcycle accident victims commonly suffer serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries.

At Rodriguez Law Firm, we have over a decade of experience representing victims of motorcycle accidents in Fairfax, VA, and pursuing full and fair compensation for all damages. No amount of money makes up for the physical and emotional trauma and the changes in your quality of life. However, it will pay your medical bills, cover the costs of rehabilitation, lost income, diminished earning capacity, and other, more personal damages, such as pain and suffering.

Common motorcycle accident injuries in Northern Virginia

Even with a helmet and protective gear, motorcycle riders often suffer catastrophic injuries in an accident. We often see victims with the following types of injuries:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Internal organ damage, bleeding
  • Amputations
  • Disfigurement
  • Severe abrasions (road rash), burns
  • Broken bones
  • Paraplegia, quadriplegia

While modern medicine can perform miracles and may be able to restore health after some types of injuries, in other cases, a motorcycle accident victim will be living with permanent disabilities. A lifetime of continued medical care may be required, at a high cost.

Do I need an attorney?

The at-fault driver’s insurance provider will attempt to pay out as little as can be negotiated. You must have a motorcycle accident attorney who is familiar with insurance companies, their teams of defense attorneys, and the tactics they employ to reduce the value of a settlement. We are talented negotiators, litigators, and trial lawyers, and we are committed to seeking justice and full compensation for our clients. Don’t take chances with your future health – call us for a free case review.

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What is my case worth?

Each motorcycle accident case must be evaluated to determine the amount of compensation to pursue when filing a claim or lawsuit. Our experienced personal injury attorney in Fairfax, Virginia, will evaluate every detail in your case, and is ready and able to aggressively pursue the maximum possible. Compensatory damages are in three categories:

  • Punitive damages: If the at-fault driver was found under the influence, committing a crime, or committing an act of gross negligence, they might be required to pay punitive damages, or those intended to punish. In the state of Virginia, punitive damages are capped at $350,000.
  • Economic damages: Hard costs like medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and the estimated future medical expenses are called economic damages.
  • Non-economic damages: Some of the damages in a motorcycle accident are intangible but very real, including pain and suffering, and changes or losses in your quality of life. Our personal injury lawyer will full evaluate your case to determine the appropriate level of non-economic compensation in your case.

After a motorcycle accident

If you or a loved one suffer in a motorcycle accident, there are immediate steps you should take, when possible:

1. Seek medical care: Your health is the most crucial issue. Seek medical care as quickly as possible by calling 911 for emergency services. 

2. Speak to the police, but deal only in facts: For law enforcement, you want to provide as much factual information as possible – but stick to the facts and never admit fault.

3. Gather evidence: Photographs of the damage, street conditions, and the positions of the vehicles can be critical evidence in your case, so obtain as much as possible.

4. Speak to witnesses: Anyone who witnessed the accident can provide valuable testimony, so gather names and contact information.

5. See a doctor: If your injuries are mild, and not so severe as to warrant transportation to the ER, see a doctor to evaluate your condition. Get them to do a full checkup, as you may have hidden injuries that are masked by shock. Some head injuries do not involve pain but can be fatal if not treated immediately.

6. Consult with an attorney: Navigating the process of filing an insurance claim or lawsuit can be overwhelming, and you need legal help. At Rodriguez Law Firm, we offer free, no-obligation consultations and are available 24/7 to help you make it through this traumatic, challenging time.

Contact Rodriguez Law Firm today

If you or a loved one have suffered in a motorcycle accident in Fairfax, call us at our law office. Our founder, Mr. Dagoberto Rodriguez, was listed by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a “Top 100 Lawyer in Virginia” and has been awarded the prize of “Top 40 under 40.” He, along with every member of our legal team, is dedicated to the people we represent. We pursue the maximum possible in compensation for motorcycle accident victims and are talented litigators who do not back down. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case review.

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