The Martinsburg Journal reports that a woman died last week in a motorcycle accident on Winchester Ave. in Darkesville, West Virginia. According to the West Virginia State Police, the woman was a passenger on the bike and she died when the motorcycle ran off the road and hit a utility pole. The driver of the bike fled the scene after the collision, but was discovered by authorities some time later and was airlifted to the hospital for treatment. State troopers responded to the accident after being notified, but were unable to get there before the woman lost her life. Officers continue to investigate the circumstances and cause of the accident.
The Wolfe Law Firm would like to express our condolences to the family of the victim of this terrible accident. Unfortunately, as West Virginia motorcycle accident attorneys, we know just how dangerous motorcycles can be, and fatalities are not uncommon when such wrecks occur. This accident illustrates not only the dangers of being a passenger on a bike, but also the extreme consequences that can result when a bike operator does not exercise an appropriate standard of care. Of course, the authorities have much investigating to do to determine the cause of the accident, and the driver may have run off the road avoiding a small animal or his bike may have malfunctioned in some way. In cases such as these, it is important to thoroughly inspect what happened to determine who or what was responsible for the accident.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, you should consult a trained legal professional as soon as possible to determine your rights going forward. An attorney can sift through the information available to pinpoint the cause or causes of the accident and formulate a plan that will work best for you. The Wolfe Law Firm is dedicated to helping those who have been injured due to the negligence of others, and we have represented many motorcycle accident victims in the past. Our team is dedicated to helping all of our clients get the compensation they deserve so that they can get the medical treatment that they need to move on with their lives.