Charleston, WV Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Ready to Fight for You
Our attorneys can help you recover compensation
Motorcycles are popular in Charleston and throughout West Virginia. They can be seen on I-64 and city streets when the weather is right. Motorcyclists love taking their bikes on the road. But drivers of other vehicles often don’t like to share that road. One negligent driver can cause an accident that leaves motorcyclists seriously injured.
Injured motorcyclists usually find that dealing with insurance companies is frustrating and trying to recover the financial compensation they deserve is complicated. If you’ve been hurt in an accident, you need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney on your side. At Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, we know how to get results.
Experienced Charleston motorcycle accident lawyers who get results
There are several different types of motorcycle collisions. At an intersection, a driver may take a left turn without checking for an approaching motorcycle. A driver can also hit a motorcyclist head-on while making a turn or crash into them from behind. A driver of a parked car may suddenly open the door, directly into the path of a motorcycle.
It doesn’t take much of an impact to cause a motorcyclist to lose control. They may slide onto the ground while on the bike. In a highsider crash, a motorcyclist is thrown from the bike when a crash causes the rear wheel to lose traction then suddenly regain it with great force.
Because motorcyclists have little protection in a crash, they can suffer very serious injuries – which are sometimes fatal. Common injuries include broken bones, traumatic brain injury (TBI), back injuries and burns. It takes months or even longer to recover from some of these injuries. Some victims are left with a permanent disability.
The driver who caused your crash may have been speeding, driving recklessly, texting behind the wheel or operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs. But recovering compensation can be complicated. Negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility for what happened.
Don’t expect help from the insurance companies. They still believe that motorcyclists are somehow irresponsible and reckless. The way they see it, an injured motorcyclist must have been at fault. They’ll try to minimize injuries or use other tactics to help justifying paying as little as possible.
Insurance companies have lawyers looking out for their best interests. You need a lawyer who is ready to fight for what’s best for you.
We hold negligent drivers accountable
If you were hurt in a motorcycle crash, you may need surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, and multiple follow-up visits with doctors. Medical expenses can add up quickly and become overwhelming. Our motorcycle accident attorneys fight for the compensation you deserve.
Our legal team investigates your accident to get the facts. We carefully review accident reports and medical records from the hospital that treated you, such as CAMC Memorial Hospital. We gather evidence and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
Our lawyers build strong cases that insurance companies have to take seriously. We deal directly with the insurance companies so you can focus on getting better. Many times, we are able to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. But if a settlement can’t be reached, we are ready to fight for you in court.
It’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible following a motorcycle accident. The statute of limitations for taking legal action in West Virginia is two years from the date of your crash. That sounds like plenty of time. But as time goes on, witnesses forget important details. Evidence gets lost or destroyed.
Don’t delay. If you’ve been hurt in Charleston, we can help. Contact us for a free consultation. We can review the details of your motorcycle crash and go over your options. We can also answer your questions.