Charleston Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Hit By a Reckless Driver? We Can Help You Seek Compensation.
As a motorcyclist, you are at a much greater risk of injury than other
drivers on the road. In fact, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) reports that a motorcyclist’s risk of being involved in
a fatal motor vehicle accident is 25 times greater than that of other
drivers. While some people attribute this to motorcycle riders being “reckless,”
statistics may actually show otherwise. More than three-quarters of these
accidents involve other vehicles.
If your motorcycle accident was caused by another driver who acted negligently,
recklessly or carelessly while behind the wheel, you are entitled to fair
and adequate compensation. The Charleston personal injury attorneys at
Preston & Salango, PLLC can help you file an insurance claim, or even pursue a lawsuit if necessary,
so don’t wait to give us a call.
Why Hire Our Firm?
- We have more than four decades of combined legal experience.
- We’ve recovered more than $75 million in damages for past clients.
- We are Members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®.
We've been listed in the
U.S. News and World Reports "Best Law Firms"
How to Establish Fault After a Motorcycle Accident
More times than not, the motorcyclist will be blamed for an accident—regardless
of whether or not they were actually at fault. Even if the other driver
made a dangerous maneuver that caused you to crash, the insurance company
may be quick to point out that motorcyclists don’t have a good reputation.
That being said, it is crucial that you protect your rights by hiring
an experienced legal advocate.
When you work with the motorcycle accident lawyers at Preston & Salango,
PLLC, we will take all steps necessary to build an effective case on your
behalf. In order to do so, we may decide to:
- Work with an accident reconstructionist
- Use the information in the police reports
- Call on witnesses to testify on your behalf
- Present pictures of the scene of the accident
- Submit your medical records as evidence
Don’t Settle for Less than What You Actually Deserve
If another party was clearly at fault for your accident, it won’t
be long before their insurance company gives you a call. At first, they
may ask you to provide a statement – which they will usually record.
Their goal is to catch you saying something that could potentially damage
or minimize your claim. Do not give them a statement! Instead, direct
all of their questions to your
personal injury lawyer in Charleston, WV.
Something else to be aware of is that the insurance company will often
try to settle your claim as quickly as possible.
The last thing they want is for you to hire an attorney. They know that you may be facing costly medical bills and time away from
work, so they may try to coax you into accepting a settlement. You should
consult a legal professional before taking the offer, as you may be entitled
to much more.
We Have Recovered $50+ Million for Past Clients
You may be tempted to accept a settlement offer from the insurance company
simply because the accident has put you in a tight spot, but it is imperative
that you get all of the facts first. The insurance company may offer just
enough to pay for your medical expenses, but this does not take any other
damages into consideration—including the pain and suffering that
you have been forced to endure.
Preston & Salango, PLLC has been representing accident victims for
decades, so you can count on us to provide the knowledgeable legal guidance
that you need during this difficult time. When you call today, you can
schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your options. Furthermore,
if you decide to work with us, we won’t ask you to pay a cent unless
we are able to favorably resolve your case.
Statistics show that accident victims typically get three times more money
when they are represented by a lawyer. Don’t settle for less than
what you deserve!
Contact us today for a free consult.