Motorcycle Accidents

Riding on a motorcycle can be exhilarating—but it can also be very dangerous, and not because of anything the motorcycle rider does wrong. Very often, it is the actions of other motorists that cause motorcycle accidents. Roadway design or faulty motorcycle parts can also be a factor. Unfortunately, most motorcycle accidents result in serious injuries to the rider, and many are fatal.

If you or someone you love was one of the approximately 88,000 people injured in a motorcycle accident this year, then you may be considering hiring an attorney to represent you. As a motorcycle rider, you have most likely already experienced the prejudice that other motorists, law enforcement officers, and insurance companies have against you. What you could use right now is the help and advice of a skilled attorney with a top-notch law firm. The law firm you are looking for is Tavss Fletcher.

Tavss Fletcher: Raising the Bar in Motorcycle Accident Law

Residents of Southeastern Virginia or Northeastern North Carolina suffering from the effects of a serious motorcycle accident may contact Tavss Fletcher to discuss their case at no cost or obligation. The attorneys at Tavss Fletcher have over 100 years of combined experience with personal injury law, and can offer you the caring, professional help that you seek in your time of need.

Motorcycle Accidents: Dangerous and Unique

It is easy to understand why motorcycle riders are so vulnerable to accidents on the road. With their streamlined design and small size, motorcycles are dwarfed by trucks, buses, SUVs, and even passenger cars. Motorcycle accidents are different than car accidents and are often more fatal. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle riders are 35 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic accident and 8 times more likely to be seriously injured.

Because motorcycle riders often sustain serious injuries in an accident, they can require extensive—and expensive—medical and hospital care. This often leads to lost productivity and a marked decrease in future earnings, serious long-term consequences for an accident that could have been avoided.

If the statistics aren’t bad enough, consider several other factors that can complicate a motorcycle accident case, factors that highlight the importance of finding and retaining a skilled motorcycle accident attorney with a proven track record managing these kinds of issues:
  • Dangerous actions of other drivers. Your attorney should be able to appreciate the driving habits and prejudices of other drivers to ensure that your case is handled properly.
  • Poor road conditions and inadequate maintenance. Your attorney should know what specific design and maintenance factors to look for in an accident environment, factors that can significantly affect your case.
  • Emergency responders should be adequately trained. An attorney with a critical eye for detail can review the details of your case to determine if your injuries were managed correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Public sentiment is usually anti-motorcyclist. It is important for your attorney to be aware of public bias towards motorcycle riders, and to work to overcome this common misperception.

Tavss Fletcher Can Help You

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, then you have every right to hold the negligent party responsible for the injuries and losses you’ve suffered. The experienced attorneys at Tavss Fletcher are skilled and experienced in the handling of motorcycle accidents, and will work diligently to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. Please contact Tavss Fletcher today for an evaluation of your motorcycle accident case.

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