Motorcycle Accident Attorney
At Joannou & Associates, we are your top pick for a motorcycle accident attorney. There are many motorcycle riders in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and whether they ride for transportation or for pleasure each one faces extra challenges that car and truck drivers don’t face. Other drivers and road hazards can pose an increased danger to motorcycle riders, and when they have the misfortune of being involved in an accident their injuries are often more severe.
Motorcycles Accidents Can Be Very Serious
Motorcycle riders have the same right to be on the road as every other driver. Unfortunately, because motorcycles are smaller than cars or trucks, some drivers do not see them when they should and this can lead to serious accidents.
Even when they see the motorcycles, some drivers don’t appreciate the special challenges motorcycle riders face, and some drivers seem to just ignore motorcycles. When a driver fails to notice a motorcycle when they should or fails to act responsibly towards a motorcycle rider, that driver is negligent. When that negligence causes an accident and you are hurt, you need to call Joannou & Associates. Our experienced motorcycle accident attorney will help you get the compensation you deserve.
Poorly maintained parking lots or roads pose a much greater danger to people riding motorcycles than people driving cars or other vehicles. An unfilled pothole may be an inconvenience or a bump to a car but may cause a motorcycle rider to lose control and have an accident.
Private property owners have a duty to maintain their parking lots and roadways in a reasonably safe condition, and cities and towns have a duty to maintain their roads as well. If despite being careful you have an accident because a parking lot or roadway was in an unsafe condition and you were injured, talk to Joannou & Associates so we can review your situation and try to find a way to get you a recovery for your injuries.
When a motorcycle rider is involved in an accident, he or she is likely to suffer much more severe injuries than if he or she were in an automobile or other vehicle. Motorcyclists do not have the protection of the vehicle frame around them, and often an accident causes them to end up directly on the ground.
Even a minor accident can lead to serious injuries, and you have the right to seek compensation for those injuries. If you are injured in a motorcycle accident, you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. Please call Joannou & Associates for legal advice at (757) 399-1700.