Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Recovering damages from negligent drivers
People ride motorcycles for many reasons: Freedom, adventure and maybe because it just costs less than driving a car. You had your own personal reasons. Unfortunately, a crash may have left you with injuries that now keep you from enjoying your motorcycle - and caused many other physical, emotional and financial problems for you. The motorcycle accident lawyers at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC can help.
Our firm assists motorcycle accident victims and their families in Charleston and throughout West Virginia. It's not just business for us. It's personal. We get to know how a crash has impacted our clients' lives, and we work tirelessly to get their lives back on track.
When you work with us, you will see us go the extra mile to seek all available compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and more. With our combined legal experience and a record of positive results, our attorneys have what it takes to a make a difference for you.
Serious injuries are far too common in motorcycle crashes
Motorcycle accident victims can suffer catastrophic injuries - even when they wear helmets and other safety equipment. The lack of any structural protection and the fact that riders typically are thrown from their bikes contribute to the severity of these injuries.
Common motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Eye damage
- Loss of teeth
- Multiple fractures
- Loss of limbs
- Burns (including "road rash")
- Other scarring and disfigurement.
Our firm has extensive experience helping people who have suffered these injuries and other catastrophic injuries. When we take on your case, we will thoroughly review your medical records and determine the nature and extent of your injuries. We will also consult with medical, vocational and life care-planning experts. They can help us to assess the impact of your injuries and project your future medical needs and expenses.
Aggressive attorneys who fight for your rights
Motorcycle accident claims pose special challenges. When it comes to motorcyclists, insurance companies believe in stereotypes. They think motorcyclists in general are reckless and irresponsible. So when there's an accident, in their mind you must have been at fault somehow.
We reject that kind of thinking. Our attorneys know motorcyclists are responsible on the road. They are also vulnerable because drivers don't look for motorcycles and treat them like a nuisance. If the insurance company tries to put the blame on you, we will fight back.
Our legal team conducts an investigation of your accident to find out what really happened. We know where to look for evidence of negligence and leave no stone unturned. We'll review accident reports and medical records, interview witnesses, consult experts as needed - whatever it takes to build the strongest case possible.
It's not just business. It's about your life.
We also consider the full impact the motorcycle accident has had on your life to determine your damages. For example, you can seek damages for past and future medical expenses related to the injury, as well as lost wages while you are left unable to work. But there may be other damages as well, such as disability or disfigurement, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
When insurance companies see that we have prepared a strong case, they often agree to negotiate a settlement. But if they won't agree to a settlement that meets your needs, we will fight for you in court. Our attorneys are skilled litigators who have had many successfully outcomes at trial.
If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident in West Virginia, contact Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC for a free consultation. Our law firm will give you the close personal attention you deserve and focus on what is important to you and your family. Our attorneys won't rest until we have done everything we can to pursue the maximum amount of compensation for you.