Need an Injury Attorney for a West Virginia Motorcycle Accident?
Riding motorcycle is ideal for many people who love to take their vehicles out for a spin or use them as general transportation more so than their own vehicles. But just how common are these accidents in West Virginia? Fatal motorcycle crashes do not happen as often as many other states across the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In fact, in 2010, just over 10% of all fatal motor vehicle accidents involved motorcyclists, which means that many other vehicles made up the high averages of the state. According to data, between 2006-2010, there were 116 fatal motorcycle crashes in the state. There are also many serious injuries in a year’s time, in the low thousands. Are you somebody who was lucky enough to walk away from a motorcycle accident but have sustained serious injuries? Perhaps you are now dealing with everyday suffering due to your accident on a physical and financial level, and wonder how you can lessen the impact. We can help.
The Many Consequences for Motorcycle Riders
Motorcycle accidents never end well for a rider. When you are involved in one of these accidents, you suspect that you will sustain anything from minor road rash that could still leave you out of work for weeks, to a traumatic brain injury that will have a permanent impact on the rest of your life. If you are thrown from your motorcycle, you know that the injuries you sustain can be absolutely devastating, and this is something that every motorcyclist prepares for in a country where we don’t do enough to watch out for riders. If you have suffered long-term consequences that you would have never expected from your accident, you may wonder how you will afford all the bills that keep piling up around you and gain a sense of normalcy in your life.
Many motorcycle riders sustain serious injuries of the head, neck, back, and spine and come to realize that these are injuries that will follow them through life. When this is the case, you may not be able to return to work for a long time and have to pay compensation to the many treatment centers you have seen for your injuries. How are you supposed to handle it all on your own when you’re unable to work and your financial strain is starting to buckle? You may be entitled to compensation that is paid to you by the negligent party in your accident for aspects like the medical treatment you’ve received related to your injuries, lost income from missing work, rehabilitation and therapy for long-term injuries, and so much more.
Negligent Actions Lead to Compensation
There are many reasons why drivers act with negligence and cause motorcycle accidents every year in the U.S. In some cases, a driver may have been speeding and not watching out for motorcyclists who got in their way. In other cases, it may have been an instance of failing to yield for a motorcycle, failing to check for blind spots, ignoring adverse traffic conditions, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Some types of negligence will be immediately obvious when an accident occurs. Other times, you will not be so sure.
For the times when you need help with your injury case, we are here for you. You may be finding difficulty in gathering the documentation you need in your case or building your case from the ground up. You may wonder how the settlement or trial processes work, and how you will gain the help you need. We can help you every step of the way after a motorcycle accident, so call an experienced attorney today.