Motorcycle Accident

Let Us Help You Get Compensation for Your Motorcycle Accident Injuries

When you crash while driving or riding in a vehicle, there’s a good chance you’ll suffer at least one injury, whether serious or minor. When you crash while driving or riding on a motorcycle, your chance of suffering a serious injury is four times higher than it is if you crash in a passenger vehicle.

When motorcyclists crash, their injuries are often far worse than the injuries people suffer in cars, trucks, and SUVs. That’s because motorcycles offer no protection for riders during crashes. They don’t have seat belts, airbags, or steel frames protecting riders during collisions. Instead, riders must protect themselves with the safety equipment they wear.

Even the most well-equipped riders can suffer injuries and complications such as:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Road rash
  • Broken bones
  • Internal organ damage
  • Torn ligaments
  • Infection
  • Back, neck, and spine injuries

The cost of these injuries can be enormous. It’s common for motorcyclists to be out of work for months, years, or the rest of their lives. That means no paychecks all while facing some of the biggest expenses they’ve ever encountered.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we empathize with injured motorcyclists. Unlike biased insurance companies, we know that most motorcyclists are law-abiding riders who exercise caution and defensive driving. But too often, we hear from motorcyclists who are mistreated or ignored by insurance companies—including their own providers.

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, we want to help. Contact our Roanoke motorcycle accident lawyers today for a free consultation.

Motorcycle Accident

Motorcyclists, Don’t Count on the Insurance Company Believing Your Story After a Crash

When accident and injury victims contact insurance companies seeking compensation, the insurance companies are almost always skeptical of their stories by default. But when those injured victims are motorcyclists, their skepticism grows even further. It’s common knowledge among motorcyclists and personal injury lawyers that insurance companies are often biased against riders.

Unfortunately, that bias leads to claims being reduced, ignored, or denied far more often for riders than for other injured victims. It’s common for insurance companies to picture the injured riders who contact them as being reckless riders who speed, weave in and out of traffic, and put themselves and others on the road in danger.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we know better. We know that most motorcyclists are responsible and committed to safety. When injured riders reach out to us for help, we begin building their claims knowing that the insurance companies will probably be biased against them, and we work even harder to prove their innocence and the other drivers’ liability.

Sadly, insurance companies being biased against riders isn’t limited to the insurers of at-fault drivers. It can also be riders’ own insurance companies, too. It’s a rude awakening when loyal customers are denied by their own insurers after years or even decades of paying premiums, but it happens all the time.

Contact our Roanoke motorcycle accident lawyers today for a free consultation if you or someone you love was hurt in a crash that wasn’t your fault. We’ll put our years of experience and never-give-up approach to work for you and your loved ones.

Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycle Passengers Can Sue for Damages After Crashes

Unlike riding in a vehicle as a passenger, riding a motorcycle as a passenger isn’t a passive experience. Most importantly, passengers must hold on to bars or their drivers tightly in order to simply stay on their bikes while moving. In addition, motorcycle passengers need to shift their weight during turns and help their drivers maintain balance and stability while in motion.

Safely riding on a motorcycle as a passenger requires experience, skill, dexterity, and having access to and wearing all the gear, all the time. Like motorcycle drivers, passengers should wear full protective gear, including helmet, riding jacket, pants, gloves, and boots. But as with drivers, no amount of protection can completely eliminate the risk of being injured in a crash.

Motorcyclists often face significant bias from insurance companies when they seek compensation after accidents, but passengers don’t always have that problem. After all, it’s rare that a passenger causes of contributes to a crash because of negligence. In addition to having an easier time seeking compensation, passengers can also sue the drivers of the motorcycles they were riding on if their negligence caused their injuries.

However, many passengers are reluctant to sue or file compensation claims, especially if the at-fault party is a friend, significant other, or family member. But when they don’t file compensation claims, many injured passengers face expensive medical bills and lost wages that they must cover out of pocket.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we work hard to protect all injured riders, including passengers. Contact our Roanoke motorcycle accident lawyers today after a crash that wasn’t your fault. We’ll work hard to get you full compensation.