Berthold Law Firm

Motorcycle Accidents

West Virginia Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Representing Motorcyclists in West Virginia

Out of all the motor vehicles who use the roads and highways in the United States, motorcycles are considered the most vulnerable to debilitating and fatal injuries. While helmets, jackets, and other protective gear can offer a limited amount of safety, a collision with a car, SUV or truck does more significant damage to the motorcyclist.

Common causes of a motorcycle accident include:

  • Poor weather conditions
  • Inexperienced motorists
  • Disobeyed speed limits
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Roadway defects due to construction
  • Intentional hostile actions and behavior
  • Vehicle defects

If you were involved in a motorcycle accident and the injuries you sustained were caused by the negligent actions and behavior of another motorist, you may be entitled to compensation necessary for medical bills, property damage, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering caused by the accident. At Berthold Law Firm, PLLC, their West Virginia motorcycle accident attorney is committed to pursuing the justice you rightfully deserve.

Types of Motorcycle Accidents

56% of motorcycle accident fatalities relate to head-on collisions. About 80% of the time, a vehicle strikes the motorcyclist from the front, typically resulting in death.

The second most common type of accident occurs when vehicles attempt to make left-hand turns. Motorists may not be aware of their surroundings before committing to turn without being aware of a passing motorcycle, causing a devastating accident.

Another instance would be when traffic occurs, where motorcyclists usually drive between two lanes. Fixed objects and road hazards, including potholes and oil spills, can cause a motorcyclist to lose control and crash or thrown off their bike.

Protecting the Rights of Our Clients

The legal team at Berthold Law Firm, PLLC can conduct a thorough investigation into your cause in order to determine if the negligent actions of another party are to blame for your accident and injuries. Their firm will also fight the insurance company’s attempt to settle the matter so that you are awarded your maximum restitution.

Contact our firm at (304) 605-2040 to schedule a complimentary consultation today.

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