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.