July 18th, 2022
When people see motorcyclists on the road, they often have preconceived notions about them. Some drivers see motorcyclists and assume that they’re daredevils who put themselves and others in danger. Sadly, many insurance adjusters make that same assumption when they see motorcyclists—and that’s reflected in the way they treat their claims after accidents.
It’s incredibly common for motorcyclists to have their claims reduced or denied for no reason other than the insurance adjusters think they’re partially or fully at fault for their accidents. No matter how much evidence shows otherwise, biased adjusters often refuse to pay injured riders fair compensation, and that means thousands of innocent people end up paying for their crash-related expenses out of pocket.
At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ve helped many injured riders get the money they’re owed, and we know how to stay one step ahead of biased insurance adjusters. We know that facts and evidence aren’t always enough to get them to do the right thing, and that’s why we count on our aggressive approach to force uncooperative insurers to pay our clients every penny they deserve.
After a motorcycle accident that wasn’t your fault, don’t count on getting a fair shake from the insurance company—including your own insurer. Instead, count on the experienced Virginia motorcycle accident lawyers at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers to help you win your claim.
We’re available to speak with you about what happened 24/7, and our consultations are always free. Contact us today.
May 31st, 2021
Summer is a great time to take your motorcycle out for a spin, but because the temperature can reach the 90s from June to September in Virginia, some riders opt to wear only a helmet to protect themselves. Although riding with less gear can keep you cooler, it also significantly increases your risk of suffering a serious injury during an accident.
Regardless of how far you’re going, how much traffic you’ll encounter, or even how hot it is outside, you should always wear all the gear, all the time. Here’s how your equipment protects you when you ride:
- Your helmet—The most important piece of safety equipment protects you from head and brain injuries. Full-face helmets can also protect your eyes, mouth, and face during a crash.
- Your jacket—Whether it’s made of leather, nylon, Kevlar, or another material, your jacket protects your torso and arms.
- Your gloves—Your hands and fingers are highly vulnerable during a crash, and heavy-duty gloves protect them.
- Your pants—Road rash can be severe on the legs and thighs, and thick riding pants can reduce or even eliminate it during crashes.
- Your boots—Some motorcyclists crash feet-first, and without boots, they may suffer severe injuries to their ankles, feet, and toes.
Above all else, you need all of this gear to protect you from negligent and careless drivers. Although motorcyclists are plentiful during the summer, drivers aren’t always looking out for them. That puts riders at significant risk of being struck by vehicles.
If you or someone you love is injured while riding by a negligent driver, our Virginia motorcycle accident lawyers want to help. Contact Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.