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.
What We Offer
If your motorcycle accident was caused by another driver who acted negligently, recklessly, or carelessly while behind the wheel, you are entitled to fair compensation. The Charleston motorcycle accident lawyers at WV Lawyer PLLC can help you file an insurance claim, or even pursue a lawsuit if necessary, so don’t wait to give us a call.
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 personal injury lawyers at WVLawyer, 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 at WVLawyer.
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 $100+ 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.
WVLawyer 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 3x more money when they are represented by a lawyer. Don’t settle for less than what you deserve! Contact us at (304) 982-8888 today for a free consult.