If you have been injured in a Virginia motorcycle accident, the person who was at fault for causing the crash (and your injuries) is also responsible for damages—which could include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, it is important to understand that in Virginia, you may not collect compensation if you were also partially at fault for your accident and injuries.
How do you know who was at fault? The answer lies in the evidence: the information in the police report, the testimony of witnesses, and information from your medical records. You should know that the cause of a motorcycle accident and injury isn’t always what it seems at first: issues such as poor road design, defective auto parts, drunk driving, fatigued driving, or distracted driving could affect your case.
The single best way to understand whether you should file a Virginia personal injury claim in the wake of your motorcycle accident is to speak with a knowledgeable, experienced attorney about your case. The Louisa motorcycle accident lawyers at Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas can help you examine the evidence and choose a course of action. Call today to schedule a free meeting: 540-967-0660.