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How West Virginia bikers can help prevent a motorcycle accident

Although many motorcycle accidents in West Virginia are certainly not the fault of motorcyclists, there is not a biker in both Morgantown and throughout the state who would not want to avoid a motorcycle accident if possible. While there may be compensation available after a serious accident, no motorcyclist wants to deal with the life-altering consequences of a significant or even permanently debilitating injury.

We will advocate for vulnerable motorcyclists

Especially during these summer months, motorcyclists will be traveling the West Virginia roads alongside other passenger vehicles and trucks. Most Morgantown residents would agree, at least in theory, that motorcyclists should of course have the right to do so, and to expect that other drivers will show due caution, care and courtesy around them.

Traffic accident severely injures motorcyclist in Barboursville.

There's nothing like the rush of riding a motorcycle on an open highway. Unfortunately, that freedom and exposure to the elements also puts motorcyclists at much greater risk in accidents. One West Virginia man found this out the hard way recently.

Providing motorcyclists with experienced counseling

Finding support after an accident is important for any motorcyclist in West Virginia. When a negligent driver hits your motorcycle or causes you to get into an accident, they have responsibility regarding the accident. A motorcycle or ATV accident can turn dangerous very quickly if a rider is forced off the road or is hit by a negligent driver in a larger vehicle.

King George wreck kills West Virginia woman

A wreck can change the life of someone and their family forever. From serious injuries to death, it's important to gather as much information as possible when hurt in a car accident. In the wake of a terrible crash, it can be difficult to get a bearing for the situation. In West Virginia, if another driver was negligent and caused an accident, then they may have financial responsibility for any harm caused. The accident victims and their families might thus receive compensation that can help pay for expensive medical treatment, long-term hospital stays and even funeral expenses in the event of a fatal crash.

State ATV laws for West Virginia

All-terrain vehicles, commonly called ATVs, are meant to be used for off-road use -- but that does not mean that riders do not have rights in an accident that arises from negligence or a faulty part. ATVs can be used for a variety of activities including leisure and hunting. They are not designed for use on paved roads, but an accident can still be from negligence. There are certain legal requirements for ATV riders in the state of West Virginia. What are they?

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.

The Scary Truth About Motorcycle Dangers

The wind whipping through your hair, the rush of the open road - it's no wonder people love riding motorcycles. While bikers are generally aware that motorcycles are dangerous, many don't know just how hazardous they really are.

Fatal motorcycle accident kills one in West Virginia

If a motorcyclist gets into an accident, the repercussions can be grave. Typically a motorcycle crash in West Virginia can lead to severe injuries or even death. An injury or death due to negligence by another driver is a serious offense. Compensation can be sought from a negligent party that can help pay for the loss to a family or loved ones. A motorcycle accident can happen because of negligence on the part of another driver who is inattentive while driving on the road.

Firefighters recommend cautiousness on West Virginia roads

One of the dangerous aspects of being on the road in a lighter vehicle, like a motorcycle, is that an accident can lead to serious bodily injury. Being safe on the roads is important, but there are some dangers, including negligent drivers, that are sometimes unavoidable for West Virginia residents. Poor road conditions can also impact drivers. The winter season can wreak havoc on roads and lead to accidents with serious injuries for even attentive drivers.