By John Cooper, VA Beach Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Q: What am I to do if I’m a motorcyclist who was rear-ended by a car? The car hit me from behind as I was waiting for the stoplight at the intersection of Independence Blvd. and Virginia Beach Blvd. I did sustain serious injuries and I’ve been recovering in Virginia Beach General Hospital.
A: According to the Virginia Model Jury Instructions, which are the laws a Virginia Beach judge would give the jury, “If the [motorcyclist’s] vehicle was lawfully stopped in its lane of travel and was struck from the rear, you may find that [the defendant] was negligent unless the jury believes from other evidence that [the defendant] was not negligent.” In most rear-end crash situations, the driver of the motor vehicle which was stopped and struck from behind, is not at fault.
The Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Hampton motorcycle accident injury law firm, Cooper Hurley, handles automobile, truck, and motorcycle injuries as well as other cases such as slip and fall cases, wrongful death and medical malpractice.
John Cooper and Jim Hurley have over 40 years of combined experience in handling motorcycle injury accident claims. Our motto is “Your Injury, Our Fight.” Attorney John Cooper has been named to Virginia “Super Lawyers” since 2010. Cooper Hurley represents people hurt in accidents in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News and throughout VA, and always put the best