West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers Experienced in Car, Truck & Motorcycle Accidents
West Virginia Motorcycle Laws
Motorcycle laws and statutes are different in each state—and they’re constantly evolving. In West Virginia, these laws affect the type of eye protection motorcyclists must wear and the definition and special regulations for antique motorcycles.
As part of our service to motorcycle riders in West Virginia, we maintain up-to-date, annotated versions of state laws and statutes for West Virginia, as well as several other states where we practice.
Getting accurate information starts by choosing a trusted source, and our West Virginia motorcycle accident lawyers are immersed in these laws on a daily basis.
Other Personal Injury Practice Areas We Focus On in West Virginia
An inescapable aspect of representing people involved in motorcycle accidents are the catastrophic injuries our clients frequently suffer. Our lawyers’ familiarity with severe head, neck and spine injuries, as well as all types of other internal injuries, fractures and contusions, enhances our understanding of these types of injuries in other personal injury incidents.
When a semi-truck collides with a passenger vehicle it’s not uncommon for the smaller car’s occupants to suffer catastrophic injuries. The size and weight disparities can make these accidents incredibly dangerous and too frequently fatal. There are some parallels here between a motorcycle and car accident and a car and truck accident – in both cases one person is far more exposed and vulnerable than the other. In both scenarios the injuries that result are often catastrophic in nature.
Our personal injury legal team has represented clients in auto accidents of all types. The Motorcycle Law Group’s extensive knowledge, connections with experienced crash reconstruction experts and familiarity with West Virginia vehicular and traffic laws ensures our team is always prepared to fight for people in need of help after a car crash injury.
Lawyers Experienced in Medical Malpractice
Personal injury and wrongful death cases related to medical mistakes are another category of litigation that commonly involves catastrophic injuries with long-term consequences.
It’s hard to overstate just how big a responsibility medical professionals have to their patients. The law codifies this greater level of responsibility – known as a duty of care. Medical professionals owe the highest duty of care to their patients. When they fail to uphold that duty, patients are entitled to damages and compensation.
The severity of medical malpractice injuries and the often long-term consequences for families means the damages in these cases can get particularly high. The size and scope of medical malpractice damages is one of the reasons so many states have put damage caps on these cases.
For example, West Virginia has two different non-economic damage caps for medical malpractice cases: $250,000 for general medical malpractice cases and $500,000 for medical mistakes resulting in permanent disability or death.
A mistake that causes long-term harm to a baby during childbirth could mean that family will have much higher medical and care costs for the remainder of their lives. It’s not uncommon for those costs to run into the hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars, and it’s not fair the family should have to carry that burden on their own.
Families who suffer the repercussions of medical mistakes deserve aggressive representative from West Virginia personal injury lawyers who truly understand the long-term ramifications of catastrophic injuries
The Motorcycle Law Group is here to fight for you.