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Motorcyclist injured in West Virginia collision

West Virginia drivers have an obligation to be cognizant of motorcyclists. Not only are bikers in an unprotected vehicle, they can suffer devastating consequences in the event of an accident. An accident can lead to catastrophic injuries including broken bones and impairment of senses. For motorcyclists, an accident with a larger vehicle can put them in the hospital for a significant amount of time.

A Barboursville accident put one motorcyclist in the hospital recently. The motorcyclist collided with a truck on U.S. 60 in front of a grocery store. The accident happened around 9 p.m. on a Sunday. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital following the accident. There was no information on the extent of the injuries. There is also no information on who was at fault or whether the truck driver will face charges in the accident.

A motorcyclist faces a significant amount of risk if they are involved in a crash. If another driver was negligent, then a motorcyclist can make a claim for compensation for his or her injuries. In this incident, determining who was at fault is important to determine liability - and if an investigation reveals the truck driver caused the accident, the motorcyclist may have the option to file a personal injury suit.

Obtaining proper compensation after an accident on a motorcycle is important. This financial help can pay for hospital treatment and the loss of income if the victim is forced to take time off from work. In addition, damages for scarring, disfigurement and pain and suffering may be recoverable. One who is injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a negligent driver can benefit from meeting with an experienced West Virginia personal injury lawyer and evaluating their options.

Source: WOWKTV.com, "One person injured after a motorcycle accident in Barboursville, West Virginia," Patti Nieto, August 4, 2014

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