Serving All of West Virginia – A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Who Can Help.
In a 2009 study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists accounted for 13% of the total number of traffic fatalities at 4,462. That same year there were roughly 90,000 motorcycle accident related injuries.
One staggering comparison noted by the NHTSA is that for every mile traveled, motorcyclists are approximately 25 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash and 5 times more likely to be injured. Motorcycles do not offer the same protection a car or truck does which is why it’s occupants have a greater risk of incurring a catastrophic injury from being involved in simply a “fender bender.”
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or death as a result of a motorcycle related accident, contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at The Masters Law Firm.
Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 4,810 motorcyclist fatalities in the United States during 2006. Even though motorcycles only account for 2 percent of the registered vehicles on the road according to reports published in Highway Statistics 2005, the above accident statistics represent 11 percent of the total number of traffic fatalities over the course of the year. Per mile traveled, the NHTSA reports that motorcyclists are 34 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than occupants in a passenger vehicle.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident in West Virginia, a motorcycle accident lawyer from The Masters Law Firm can help ensure that your legal rights are protected. We will work tirelessly to see that you obtain the financial compensation that you deserve, including compensation for medical costs, rehabilitation costs, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. In the event that a loved one has been killed in a motorcycle accident, a lawyer from our firm can help you obtain compensation for funerary costs as well as the loss of a family member through a wrongful death suit. To schedule a free consultation, contact one of our personal injury lawyers today.
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents
Any of the following common causes of motorcycle accidents may be grounds for filing a lawsuit. A motorcycle accident lawyer from our office can review your claim free of charge and help determine your case eligibility.
- Inattention to blind spots
- Failure to check for motorcyclists while making lane changes
- Following a motorcyclist too closely
- Pulling in front of a motorcyclist from a driveway or side street
- Making left-hand turn in front of a motorcyclist
- Road defects
- Reckless driving
Contact a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident in West Virginia, a West Virginia-based motorcycle accident lawyer from The Masters Law Firm can help obtain the compensation that you are entitled to. To schedule a free consultation, contact our personal injury lawyers today.