Riding a motorcycle on scenic West Virginia roadways can be thrilling, but if another motorist on the road happens to be driving carelessly, the motorcyclist can quickly become injured. Outside of a helmet, a person riding a motorcycle has little protection against the force of bigger vehicles they may come into contact with during a motorcycle accident. The person in the vehicle may also be injured, depending on the impact.

Several people recently were injured following a crash involving a car and motorcycle in West Virginia. The sedan involved was a Buick Skylark. The accident took place on a recent Sunday morning after 9 a.m., according to officials.

Two ambulances were required to take injured people to the hospital. According to emergency officials, there were no fatalities as a result of the collision. No other information was available at the time of the accident.

A thorough police investigation can provide further information about the cause of the motorcycle accident. If anyone was injured due to the negligence of another party to the accident, then the injury victim reserves the right to file a personal injury claim against the allegedly at-fault individual. He or she may seek financial damages that can cover hospital-related costs and other expenses connected to the unfortunate incident. Awarded compensation can also help to address emotional distress stemming from the accident, as well as cover lost wages. In order for a judge to rule in the victim’s favor in such a case, liability has to be established by a preponderance of the evidence in West Virginia.

Source: heraldmailmedia.com, “Ambulances respond to accident involving motorcycle“, Julie Greene, June 15, 2014