Although motorcycle accidents do not necessarily occur as frequently as other types of auto accidents, motorcycle crashes are much more likely to result in serious injury or death. In fact, according to federal government statistics, motorcycle accidents are 35 times more likely on average to result in death than automobile collisions.
The team of trial lawyers at Breit Drescher Imprevento handles motorcycle accident cases on a regular basis. What sets us apart from other law firms is the unique experience of Michael Imprevento, the head of the motorcycle accident practice group at our firm. As a biker himself, Mike brings considerable expertise and practical experience to bear for clients injured in motorcycle accidents. Mike rides everything from sports bikes to full-size Harleys and held two land speed records on a Harley Davidson Electra Glide with the ECTA after races at Maxton NC. He also has a popular local radio show, The Saturday Show with Mike Imprevento on AM 790 WNIS in Norfolk, Virginia that airs each Saturday from 2-4pm, where he frequently discusses topics of interest to motorcyclists.
If you were injured in a motorcycle collision, contact Breit Drescher Imprevento at (757) 330-4099 and discuss your case with one of our Virginia Beach motorcycle accident lawyers.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents & Resulting Injuries
Most motorcycle accidents involve absolutely no fault on the part of the biker. As an avid biker, Attorney Mike Imprevento understands the most common ways in which motorcycle collisions occur. Chief among these is the distracted driver who simply does not pay attention as the result of cellphone use or texting while driving. Many cases involve a turning driver who doesn’t see what should be seen and causes a collision. Tragically, many distracted drivers are also under the influence of alcohol, and Mike has pursued successfully punitive damages against these defendants.
A common theme in motorcycle crashes involves the limited visibility of motorcycles due to their smaller size. Because of their limited visibility, the most dangerous situation for bikers by far is when cars make left-hand turns. This situation frequently results in the bikers taking evasive action to avoid a crash by laying the bike down. In some cases when such evasive maneuvering is impossible, the result is a head-on collision.
Either way, the injuries resulting from these motorcycle crashes can be devastating and often involve:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Road rash
- Spinal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neurologic injuries
- Permanent disability
- Life-threatening injuries
Mike and the entire Breit Drescher Imprevento team subscribes to the basic philosophy, “Bikers have rights too.” If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact the experienced Virginia Beach motorcycle accident attorneys at Breit Drescher Imprevento. Our aggressive trial lawyers fight to protect and understand the rights of bikers. We have been serving clients throughout the Greater Hampton Roads Metropolitan Area since 1988 and have recovered more than $250 million on behalf of our clients.
Request a free, confidential consultation with our team today by calling (757) 330-4099 or contacting us online.