Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in West Virginia
20+ YEARS OF COMBINED PERSONAL INJURY EXPERIENCE
Motorcycle injuries are often more severe than car accident injuries because motorcycle drivers do not have the same level of protection. Motorcycle accidents often result in severe injury or death. Some of the injuries that can occur from motorcycle accidents include brain injuries, paraplegia, quadriplegia, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, neck injuries, severe road rash, and even wrongful death.
At Goddard Law, we believe that motorcyclists deserve the same equal rights and treatment as other drivers on the road. Bias sometimes exists in courtrooms against motorcyclists, but we will fight hard to overcome that bias so that you receive the same treatment and compensation as other drivers for your losses.
Many drivers do not realize how vulnerable motorcyclists are and that even the smallest misstep can cause serious injury for a motorcyclist. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include the following:
- Drivers who tailgate a motorcyclist too closely act carelessly. In an emergency, the tailgating car may not be able to stop in time and may slam into the motorcyclist, causing severe injury.
- Motorcycle accidents are often caused by another car’s failure to yield to a motorcycle. Distracted driving usually causes this carelessness.
- When making a lane change, many drivers fail to signal. If a driver fails to indicate or fails to check the rearview mirrors for motorcyclists, he or she can negligently hit a motorcyclist.
- Distracted or erratic driving by non-motorcyclists could cause a motorcyclist to try to avoid a crash hastily. In these instances, the motorcyclist will often fall into the road. Common injuries from motorcycle falls include broken bones, major road rash, cuts, concussions, and even brain injury or wrongful death.
Working for Motorcycle Accident Victims in West Virginia
At Goddard & Wagoner, PLLC, our West Virginia motorcycle accident attorneys put our clients first in everything that we do. We strive to build a strong motorcycle personal injury claim that persuasively demonstrates that another driver’s negligence caused your motorcycle accident and subsequent injuries.
Attorney’s fees for motorcycle personal injury cases are often contingency based. Many times, clients do not need to pay any money upfront. If the case is settled or won at trial, the attorney is paid based on a percentage of the settlement or award. In West Virginia, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, past, present and future pain and suffering, lost wages, physical therapy costs and other expenses caused by your motorcycle accident.
Your personal injury attorney will demonstrate the extent of your injuries so you can receive the most accurate amount of compensation for your losses, both economic and non-economic. In some cases, we will fight for punitive damages, as well. With our experience in motorcycle lawsuits, negotiation, and courtroom skills, we will fight for you to receive the most compensation possible for your injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our motorcycle accident attorneys today.
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