The beautiful, winding country roads of West Virginia offer some of the best motorcycle riding in the East. Unfortunately, even with proper care and helmet use, motorcycle riders are unprotected by their vehicle and are therefore more vulnerable to injury and death than other drivers. Motorcycles are also much smaller in size than cars or trucks, and therefore easier for other drivers to miss or ignore. Motorcyclists often suffer injury when car or truck drivers act negligently and fail to use proper care on the road to prevent collisions from happening.
Many traffic accidents in North Central West Virginia happen on Interstate 68 and Interstate 79. However, motorcycle accidents are not uncommon on other West Virginia highways. Between 2005 and 2009, Harrison County has had one of the highest number of motorcycle fatalities in West Virginia (Route 19 and Route 50 are the county’s major highways). Randolph County (U.S. Highway Route 33, Route 219 and Route 92) and Lewis County (Highway 19 and US Highway 33/Highway 119) have also had multiple instances of motorcycle accident fatalities.
According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycles account for 5% of all highway fatalities. Victims of motorcycle accidents frequently suffer significant injuries such as broken bones, lacerations, neck injury, spinal cord injury, herniated disc, paralysis, and disfigurement. Head injuries, or traumatic brain injuries (TBI), often result from motorcycle accidents, even when the rider is wearing a helmet. These motorcycle accident injuries can result in severe physical and emotional pain, as well as severe financial hardship on the victim and his or her loved ones.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident in West Virginia, you need an experienced lawyer who is highly knowledgeable about motorcycle accidents and equipped to do a thorough investigation of the scene. It is important to contact a law firm as soon as possible after a motorcycle accident happens, as there is a statute of limitations (time limit) for filing a personal injury lawsuit.
The Wolfe Law Firm has 20 years of experience representing motorcycle riders in personal injury lawsuits. Dorwin J. Wolfe is an experienced West Virginia motorcycle accident attorney with extensive experience representing clients in personal injury claims throughout the state. We employ vehicle accident experts who can investigate the accident right away and preserve key evidence necessary for your claim. At the Wolfe Law Firm, we also take our clients’ interests to heart and we do our utmost to ensure that you get the most compensation possible. We pride ourselves on our quality, personalized and compassionate representation and our 20-year track record of success. At the Wolfe Law Firm, we make an effort to reach a favorable settlement, but if the amount is inadequate we are prepared to file suit and represent you aggressively in court. Our personal injury matters are handled on a contingent fee basis, so you don’t pay any fees or charges unless you are compensated. We are dedicated to ensuring that the West Virginia roads are safe for all travelers, no matter the size of the vehicle.
If you or someone you love has suffered injury from a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Contact the Wolfe Law Firm today by calling toll-free at 1-877-637-5756 or fill out and submit our online Contact Us form to set up a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced West Virginia motorcycle accident attorney.