Whether it is for pure enjoyment or their main source of transportation, some residents in West Virginia will ride their motorcycles for the majority of the year. Drivers of other vehicles, which are often much larger in size, will frequently share the roadways with these small vehicles. Unfortunately, some drivers fail to take note of their presence. If they fail to check blind spots, do not signal a turn or lane change, travel too closely to the motorcyclist or are speeding, the driver could collide with the bike and cause a serious collision.
Just several hours east of the Cabell area, a recent motorcycle accident sent a motorcyclist to the hospital with injuries that were described as life-threatening. The 26-year-old motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital by helicopter. The motorcycle apparently collided with a vehicle that had pulled out in front of it. The accident is being investigated by police.
Motorcycle accident victims in West Virginia should understand that in circumstances when a driver negligently injures a rider, that driver may face liability to the rider for damages.
Motorcycle collisions can carry devastation to families.