Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Attorneys in Princeton

Serving Clients throughout West Virginia

As efficient and cost-effective riding a motorcycle can be, accidents on these vehicles can have devastating effects. An injury is nearly always a result, even if the incident is minor. Contact Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner to speak with our Princeton motorcycle accident attorneys about moving forward with a legal case. Victims have the right to compensation for their injuries and we zealously advocate on their behalf since 1931.

Our clients don’t pay until we win the case. Call (304) 713-2014 to reach us 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also contact us online.

West Virginia Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Between 2015 and 2018 there were 126 fatalities caused by motorcycle accidents in West Virginia.

Most recent data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that in 2018 there were:

  • 39 motorcycle accident fatalities
  • 23 of those victims were wearing helmets
  • 14 victims were not wearing helmets

According to additional data gathered by the NHTSA, the average age of victims most commonly involved in motorcycle fatalities in West Virginia was between 50 to 59 years old.

Fighting for Fair Compensation after an Accident

At Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, the goal of our West Virginia personal injury lawyers is to help you move forward from a life-changing motorcycle accident. Without the protection that cars and trucks offer to drivers, motorcyclists are more vulnerable than other vehicles. That is why we strive to protect everyone’s right to the road and help motorcyclists suffering from their injury recover fair damages after an accident.

Motorcycle accidents are commonly caused by other drivers or conditions, such as:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Driving while distracted
  • Failure to see a motorcyclist
  • Failure to yield
  • Running a red light
  • Rolling through a stop
  • Poorly maintained roadways

In personal injury cases, the burden of proof is on the injured. That means the skill and experience of your attorney matters. Our firm takes a range of elements into account to craft a strong case aimed at putting our client’s needs first. We don’t just seek to cover your medical expenses, pain and suffering, or lost wages—we strive to hold any responsible parties fully accountable for their actions.

West Virginia Motorcycle Helmet Laws

According to the West Virginia DMV, all West Virginia motorcyclists are required to wear a DOT certified helmet. In order for a helmet to be DOT certified is must meet the requirements set forth by the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218 (FMVSS 218).

Failure to observe the West Virginia helmet law may result in traffic citations, fines, or even suspension of the motorcyclist's license. It's important to observe all laws while riding your motorcycle, particularly when it comes to protecting your rights. Failure to wear your helmet could lead to the party responsible for your accident blaming your injuries on your failure to wear a helmet, rather than their own negligence. Don't risk it! Always wear your helmet.

Get Started on Your Case Today

Our trusted law firm is committed to doing all that we can to obtain optimal results for our clients. If you or a loved one are involved in a motorcycle crash, understand all your legal options. We can help to ease the financial burden you face due to medical expenses, lost work, and damaged property. At Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet & Buckner, our Princeton motorcycle accidents can fight for you. Take the first step in your case by reaching out today.

We offer complimentary case consultations to help you discover your options. Dial (304) 713-2014 now.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Trusted Legal Representation Since 1931
  • One Firm That Can Handle Your Legal Needs
  • Prepared to Go to Trial to Fight for Your Recovery
  • Committed to Maximizing Your Compensation
  • Easily Accessible & Available When You Need Us
  • Free Consultations for Your Injury Claims
We’ll Be Your Voice in the Courtroom

 Call (304) 713-2014 to schedule a free consultation today! We will travel to you if you are unable to make it to one of our offices.

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “I've never been so pleased with the outcome and the lawyers, especially Russell Williams and Eric Buckner.”

    - Jody J.
  • “Eric Buckner is a superb accident and personal injury attorney. He has the personal qualities and professional competencies that make him a very successful attorney.”

    - Maritza H.
  • “I am very pleased with this law firm! I would highly recommend them to anyone.”

    - Robert C.
  • “I would highly recommend this office and Russell Williams for any need you may have of a lawyer.”

    - Rebecca U.
  • “Mr. Buckner is a great choice for your legal needs!”

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