The Top Five Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Norfolk and Across Virginia

There is no doubt that motorcycle accidents can and do cause serious, even debilitating injuries.  As Virginia accident attorneys we have seen too many bikers injured during an accident.  Though the causes of the accidents vary there are some causes that are more common than others.  Please read on to learn more about the major causes of motorcycle accidents in Norfolk and across Va. 

  • Driver inattention- Though many motorists believe that bikers most often cause the majority of accidents they are involved in this is a false assumption. Crash statistics have shown that at least 70% of motorcycle accidents are caused by the failure of motorists to recognize motorcyclists.
  • Bad road conditions- Potholes, cracks and debris on the roadway can and do cause serious accidents each day. Though a motorcyclist may attempt to avoid such dangers when a road is in bad shape or heavily littered doing so may be impossible.
  • Drunk driving- Though the most common cause of motorcycle accidents is other drivers, bikers themselves are too often found to have been drinking before a fatal accident. Drinking before getting on a motorcycle significantly increases the likely hood of an accident becoming fatal.
  • High speed- When a biker travels at a high rate of speed the front end of the motorcycle begins to wobble. The speed displaces the alignment of the motorcycle and can cause the biker to lose control and crash.


If you have been hurt or a loved one has been killed during a motorcycle accident you are not alone.  Our experienced attorneys have successfully represented hundreds of motorcycle accident victims and their families.  We know that the other driver, their insurance company and even the police may be accusing you of causing the accident, even if the driver was at fault.  Please do not hesitate to contact your experienced Virginia personal injury attorney at Tavss Fletcher today for your free consultation.