Richmond Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Richmond Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Motorcycle Accidents in Henrico & Chesterfield Counties

Every day, motorcyclists face significant risks on the road. Even the most careful, skilled, and defensive rider cannot always predict or avoid an accident—and the consequences can be devastating.

If you were injured or if someone you love was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident in Henrico or Chesterfield County, turn to Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group for the aggressive legal representation you deserve. Since 1990, our firm has been advocating for the rights of motorcyclists and their loved ones. In addition to our extensive litigation experience, we are avid motorcycle riders and enthusiasts. Our attorneys truly understand the challenges you are facing, and we are here to help you fight for maximum compensation for your damages.

Contact us online or call our office today at (804) 355-7505 for a free consultation with one of our Richmond motorcycle accident attorneys.

What Should You Do After a Motorcycle Accident?

Many motorcycle accidents result in catastrophic injuries. As such, most victims receive immediate medical attention, either at the scene or directly after the crash. However, if you were involved in a motorcycle accident and you have not yet been seen by a medical professional, make sure you go to the doctor as soon as possible. You could have sustained underlying injuries or suffered trauma that will only worsen as time goes on.

Once you have received the proper medical care, there are several steps you should take after the accident to protect your health, wellbeing, and right to a fair recovery:

  • Obtain and preserve any evidence you have from the accident, such as pictures of the crash scene, copies of your medical records, and motorcycle repair estimates
  • Report the accident to the police if law enforcement did not come out to the scene of the crash (if they did arrive on-scene, they will file a report on your behalf)
  • If possible, get the name, contact information, and insurance information of the other driver and get the name(s) and contact information of any witnesses
  • Avoid speaking to anyone from the other person’s insurance company and never sign anything or provide a statement without first speaking to an attorney
  • As soon as possible, contact an attorney with experience handling motorcycle accident cases, like those at Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group

Although you are not required by law to hire a personal injury lawyer, people who work with attorneys tend to recover higher settlements than those who try to resolve their cases on their own. When you work with our team, we will provide the personalized attention and support you need to fight for the best possible outcome in your case.

How Long Do You Have to Sue an At-Fault Driver?

If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you only have a certain amount of time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This is known as the statute of limitations, and in Virginia, it is two years from the date of the accident. In other words, you have two years to sue the at-fault driver (or another liable party) for damages. In cases involving property damage and no bodily injury, you have five years to bring your lawsuit.

Note that this does not apply to insurance claims. After a motorcycle accident, your first step is typically filing a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Depending on the company and the specific policy, you may have a couple weeks or just several days to file your insurance claim. Most insurance companies specify that claims must be filed “within a reasonable period of time.”

How We're Different

The Firm That Rides
  • Decades of Experience

    Our firm has been representing personal injury clients for over 30 years.

  • We Put Clients First

    We make ourselves available after hours and on weekends for our clients. We'll get back to you the same day, even on holidays.

  • Giving Back to the Community

    Our team is proud to support causes close to the motorcycling community as well as educate lawmakers on causes that impact riders and donate part of attorney fees to motorcycle rights for legislation.

  • We're a Firm That Rides

    As avid motorcycle riders, each attorney with our firm understands the unique situations that motorcyclists face every day on the road.

How Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group Can Help

Seeking compensation after a motorcycle accident is often a difficult process. Right now, you should be focused on getting the medical care you need. You shouldn’t have to worry about working with the insurance company to get the fair compensation you are owed; instead, let our team handle the legal details of your case.

We understand that every situation is unique, which is why we provide highly personalized and attentive legal services tailored to each individual client. Our firm is prepared to protect your rights and advocate for the maximum recovery you deserve. There are no legal fees unless we recover compensation for you—reach out to us today to learn more.

Submit a secure online contact form or call us directly at (855) 529-7433 to get started with a free initial consultation today.

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