Barboursville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Fights for Victims
Cabell County attorney pursues payment for injured bikers
For many, riding a motorcycle down a beautiful West Virginia road is a great thrill. Sadly, that can change dramatically if a car or truck driver is impaired, distracted or simply not paying proper attention. At Herrenkohl Law Office in Barboursville and Beckley, Attorney Amy Herrenkohl represents motorcycle riders who have been hurt in a side-swipe, rear-end collision or other type of accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Many of these accidents involve severe harm, and I have the ability and resources to evaluate long-range damages properly in order to help clients obtain an appropriate financial recovery.
West Virginia litigator represents motorcycle riders hit by drivers
After you’ve been struck by a vehicle while on your motorcycle, you might believe that you’re entitled to compensation for your doctor’s bills, physical therapy, time out of work, emotional anguish and the pain and suffering you endured. Collecting appropriate payment often is not that simple, though. Drivers often try to pin the blame on bikers. My firm knows the tactics that defense lawyers and insurance companies use as well as the main causes of crashes that injure motorcycle riders, such as:
- Careless drivers — Someone at the wheel of a car or truck might not be looking out for a motorcycle rider on the road. This problem gets even more dangerous if the driver is distracted by a cell phone or is impaired by drugs or alcohol. It’s tougher to see a motorcycle out of the corner of one’s eye and that might be the difference between a serious accident and a near miss. No matter what the police report says, I investigate the facts of the crash in detail to determine if a careless driver caused the collision.
- Poor road conditions — Motorcycles are much more likely to be thrown off course by damaged pavement or an obstacle in the road. Poor road maintenance can trigger crashes directly or by forcing a biker to move suddenly toward traffic to avoid a hazard.
- Defective vehicle parts — Manufacturers of vehicle parts are responsible for ensuring that their products are not defective. When a defective product contributes to a crash, I aggressively take on companies so that they can be held to account for design, manufacturing and labeling errors.
To register a motorcycle in West Virginia, you must have proof of insurance. My firm handles negotiations with insurance companies and litigation on behalf of injured motorcycle riders in Cabell and Raleigh counties and throughout southern West Virginia.
Aggressive advocate works to recover payment for medical bills and lost income
Without the protection that is afforded to someone inside a car or truck, even a low-speed accident could trigger long-term injuries for a motorcycle rider. Though safety measures might lessen the possibility of a catastrophic injury, many bikers still suffer major injuries on our roads. When appropriate, I bring in medical experts to detail the harm caused by a blow to the head as well as other crash-related injuries, including broken bones, burns, internal organ damage and road rash. As an accomplished personal injury litigator, I create formidable strategies to maximize compensation through a verdict or settlement.
Contact a proven Cabell County motorcycle accident lawyer for a free consultation
From offices in Barboursville and Beckley, Herrenkohl Law Office assists clients who have been hurt in West Virginia motorcycle accidents. To set up a free consultation with a skillful attorney, please call 304-948-5860 or contact me online.