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Morgantown Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles provide a fun and exciting way to see all our great state has to offer. Unfortunately, these vehicles can be inherently more dangerous than cars. Without the addition of safety features like seat belts and airbags, collisions involving motorcycles can cause serious injury to the rider. If you or a loved one were recently involved in a motorcycle accident and you believe that someone else is to blame for your injuries, you may have options for recourse under West Virginia civil law. The attorneys at the Manchin Injury Law Group, PLLC have been serving victims of motorcycle accidents for over 37 years and can provide expert guidance in your case.

West Virginia Motorcycle Accident Laws

Motorcycle accidents are much like car accidents in that a driver may be at-fault for a crash if they fail to use reasonable care. Unfortunately, motorists can be more careless around motorcyclists because they aren’t as trained to notice them. There are some motorcycle accidents that are more common than others, including:

  • A driver failing to check their blind spot and colliding with a motorcycle driving behind them.
  • Opening a car door on a street without checking for traffic.
  • Following a motorcycle too closely and causing a rear end collision.

When these types of accidents occur with other cars, the results are more likely to be simple property damage. When they happen to a motorcyclist, however, the results can be catastrophic. Victims of motorcycle accidents often contend with broken bones, road rash, and even injuries to the neck and spinal cord. These accidents usually involve a long recovery time and expensive medical care, which may result in lost wages and a decreased quality of life.

Filing a Claim

If you or a loved one suffered harm in a West Virginia motorcycle accident, take the following steps:

  • Seek immediate medical attention. Your first priority should be taking care of yourself and getting on the road to recovery. Follow all of your doctor’s orders and keep any recommended follow-up appointments, as this could prove important to your later personal injury claim.
  • Don’t sign any offers from another insurance company. It’s possible that the at-fault driver’s insurance company will approach you with an offer. It’s essential to have a personal injury attorney review this offer before signing any statements or paperwork. Often, an insurance company will offer less than a fair compensation amount to pay as little out on a claim as possible.

Contact a West Virginia Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Finally, you next step is to contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at the Manchin Injury Law Group, PLLC. For 37 years, we’ve served victims of negligence in Morgantown. We’re committed to helping you gain fair reimbursement for the full amount of your medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.