Charleston Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
If you or someone that you love has sustained a serious injury after being involved in a motorcycle accident, it's important to have experienced legal representation on your side.
Have you or someone that you love become the victim in a motorcycle accident in Charleston?
The team of legal professionals at Stewart Bell, PLLC offer 100% free initial consultations to determine the merits of your claim and work quickly to obtain the MAXIMUM amount for your damages lawsuit.
West Virginia Motorcycle Laws
As with most states, West Virginia has motorcycle laws which may be different from another. Our laws are designed to protect our citizens from injuries which may occur relating to a motorcycle accident.
Some West Virginia motorcycle laws include:
- We accept motorcycle endorsements from other states
- A daytime headlight is required
- Eye protection is required
- Handlebars can be a maximum of 15” above the seat
- Lane splitting is not authorized
- One left or right mirror is required
- A passenger seat is required if carrying a passenger
- A helmet is required to be worn
Of course, these laws are for motorcyclists operating on our roadways. There are a separate set of rules for off-road bikes, which can be found by contacting our attorneys.
Causes of Motorcycle Collisions
When an individual makes the decision to ride a motorcycle, they are instantly put at an increased risk of injury and death. Thus, riders must obtain the proper license to operate these vehicles safely. Of course, even with the correct licenses, these riders may be involved in an accident either due to their negligence, or the negligent actions of another driver.
Some common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Adverse weather conditions
- Blind spots
- Distracted drivers
- Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Inexperienced riders
- Motorcycle malfunction
- Not abiding by traffic laws
- Roadway hazards
- Vehicle failed to see motorcycle
Unfortunately, these causes of accidents may result in injuries to the motorcyclists involved, as they have little protection to the outside environment.
Motorcycle Collision Injuries
Motorcyclists are expected to follow all the rules of the road, and have a few separate rules from passenger vehicles, however no matter how safe a motorcyclist may be, they are not completely safe from being involved in an accident. These accidents will typically result in an injury or death to the motorcyclist involved.
Some common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Brain damage
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Neck injuries
- Nerve damage
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Road rash
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Wrongful death
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, our attorneys recommend seeking medical attention immediately to assure no hidden injuries have occurred or to have any injuries attended to. Furthermore, any medical documents obtained can be used by our attorneys to help develop a case against these injury causing individuals in the court of law.
Contact Our Charleston Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today
At Stewart Bell, PLLC, our attorneys have sympathy for all individuals injured in motorcycle accidents and will seek the maximum compensation benefits to help them fully recover from their accident. With over 30 years of experience we have had much success in standing up for victims injured due to the negligent actions of another individual.
With our main headquarters in Charleston, West Virginia we are able to serve clients in need of help throughout the entire state.
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