|MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT INJURIES AND FATALITIES|
The average car, truck or SUV driver has any number of safety devices protecting them when they are out on the road. Seat restraint systems, airbags, and automatic communication with an emergency operator come as standard features for several makes and models of cars.
Those of us who choose to ride motorcycles have much fewer options. Mike Imprevento is an avid biker and an attorney. He knows at first hand how accidents happen. He knows we don’t have seat belts, much less anything to keep us on our bikes in the event of an accident. We have to pay more attention to safety than people who drive cars. The great majority of us do all the right things; we obey the helmet laws, wear protective clothing, maintain our distances, and stay within the speed limits. Unfortunately, others don’t always exercise the same caution, and the results can be catastrophic.
According to a recent study by Progressive Insurance, the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area is the second most dangerous place for motorcyclists in America.
Our city has miles of highways filled with thousands of tourists and commercial vehicles who are making their way to our beaches and our ports. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 51% of all motorcycles involved in fatal crashes collided with another vehicle in motion.
Insurance companies are well aware of the inherent dangers of riding a motorcycle. That’s why your premiums are so high, even if you have a flawless record of safe riding. While the insurers have no issues accepting monthly premiums, they can drag their feet when it comes to paying claims. It’s important to have someone on your side like the lawyers at Breit Drescher Imprevento & Walker who are familiar with insurance company tactics so you can get your medical bills paid recover lost wages, and get your bike repaired.
The first step in getting your expenses paid and your life back on track is to take prompt action. Obtaining the services of experienced legal counsel as soon as possible can be the difference between waiting years for inadequate compensation or waiting months for a settlement that is reasonable and fair. Call us today at 757-622-6000 or email us and we’ll contact you within 24 hours to review your case, at no charge.
If your accident resulted in a brain, spinal cord, or other serious injury, you can bet that the insurance companies will do all they can to avoid responsibility, even if you weren’t at fault. Tactics such as digging into your background, offering low ball settlements after long delays, and painting you as a careless and thrill-seeking biker are just some of the methods that insurers use to keep from living up to their obligations. At Breit Drescher Imprevento & Walker, we understand. We don’t just talk about bikes, we ride them.
Motorcycles are frequently the subject of recalls due to issues of design and manufacture (see www.nhtsa.gov for more details). Helmets, boots and other accessories have also been found to pose safety risks. Breit Drescher Imprevento & Walker helps riders and their families with all of these issues and we have successfully handled significant cases involving every manner of problem involving motorcycle design and manufacture, including the largest product liability case to ever be settled in Virginia.... Read More
Motorcycle riding provides a sense of freedom, adventure and connection with the outdoors that motorists seldom enjoy, but it also exposes riders to the possibility of serious injury. Unless you’re carrying adequate insurance, you could end up sustaining a staggering financial injury as well.
As motorcycle injury lawyers we see too many claims where riders were uninsured or underinsured. These cases are commonly known as “excess liability” cases. Often, judgments are entered against defendants for more than their policy limits, leaving them responsible for the remaining financial burden.
Here are some ways to protect yourself:... Read More
Mikes radio show “The Mike Imprevento Show” ( Sats from 2-4 pm EST on AM 790 WNIS Norfolk VA) focuses on law and politics and there is always talk about motorcycle issues and events. Mikes guests always include local and national figures known to all who love to ride and the show is as diverse as the bikes Mike loves to ride.
Mike understands the sport and has raced his Harley in East Coast Timing Association events, but he knows how important it is to be safe and conscientious of the cage drivers. Mike held class records in the MPS- PG 3000/4 class on his 2005 Electra Glide and looks forward to campaigning that bike at ECTAs new home in Wilmington Ohio during the 2012 season. He also has traveled cross country on another of his Harleys for charity and annually logs thousands and thousands of miles. Land Speed Racing and years of street riding have given Mike a unique insight into the dynamics of a motorcycle accident and has enabled him to obtain great results for his clients including punitive damage verdicts and John Doe verdicts from hit and run drivers. Mike has a great relationship with industry icons and rider engineers who provide assistance in investigating and pursuing motorcycle cases. Mike is also Chair of the Motorcycle Subsection of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group a national group of dedicated product liability attorneys and he has handled such cases against defendants who manufacture and sell dangerous products that hurt and kill conscientious riders. Cases involving windscreens, frames and other components have been pursued in the name of promoting safety for all of us riders... Read More
On August 5, 2010 Jeffrey Breit talked with Ed Schultz about the BP claims and documentation process. Still no date set on when the checks will deploy. Visit the link for the full interview.... Read More
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You can follow Mike Imprevento on AM 790 WNIS on Saturdays from 2-4pm EST and on our Facebook page.