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Morgantown Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Helping You Get Back on Track

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of motorcyclists who were killed in 2018 added up to 4,985. Though the number has decreased by 5% in the United States, it’s still important to be aware of the more serious injuries that can result from a motorcycle crash, as riders can lack the outer protection that drivers in passenger vehicles have. After being injured in a motorcycle accident due to negligence, Shaffer Madia Law can help you heal by holding the at-fault driver responsible. Our team has more than 40 years of experience achieving optimal results for our clients, and we have the resources needed to help you build your case.

Our team has recovered tens of millions of dollars for our injured clients – trust our years of demonstrated success and call (304) 244-4433, or contact us online for a free consultation.

Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Most accidents involving motorcycles are cause by other motorists on the road.

Common causes of motorcycle accidents include:

  • Impaired driving: Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol may not be able to see motorcyclists, especially at night. Impaired driving also slows the reflexes, which means drivers might not brake or swerve in time to avoid colliding with a motorcycle. Impaired drivers can also drive recklessly, forgoing stops and other important traffic signals.
  • Speeding: According to California data, speeding accounted for almost half of all accidents that were the fault of the motorcyclist. Whether you’re a biker or driver, driving too fast can cause accidents in various ways, from not having enough time to slow down, to losing control of your vehicle.
  • Improper turns: Cars making left-hand turns cause around 42% of all fatal accidents involving motorcycles, as many motorists fail to see motorcycles coming when they attempt a turn, especially at intersections.
  • Distracted driving: Many motorists and motorcyclists talk on the phone and read or send texts when they should be focused on the road. Because motorcycles tend to blend into the road or with other cars, or they’re in drivers’ blind spots, it can be easy to miss spotting a motorcycle when your attention is elsewhere.

How Our Motorcycle Lawyers Can Help

Because injuries after a motorcycle accident tend to be serious, many victims have to be treated for injuries such as brain and head trauma, broken and crushed bones, spinal cord and neck injuries, internal bleeding, burns, and more. The more catastrophic the injuries, the more it can cost to receive treatment, whether you need a hospital stay, surgery, or lifelong care. We know how to handle these type of cases!

The costs can quickly add up. Our attorneys believe the injured deserve to receive compensation from those whose conduct caused the accident, and we can advocate for you and your needs.

We’ve recovered tens of millions in damages for our clients, including:

  • Medical bills: This includes copayments for visits to your doctor or other treatment facilities, costs of ongoing physical therapy or long-term care, costs of prescription drugs and medical equipment, and any past or future treatment.
  • Lost income: Motorcycle accident victims typically have to take time off from their jobs to recover from their serious injuries.
  • Loss of earning capacity: Motorcycle accident victims often are not able to earn the same wages in their future work life due to the type of injuries received in these type of collisions.
  • Pain and suffering: The injuries received in motorcycle accidents often involve injuries (like road burns) that cause the victim to suffer enormous amounts of pain. We get our clients compensation for this type of damage.
  • Psychological damage: As we know from experience, injuries are not only physical. They are mental as well. Psychological damage (mental damages) are often recovered in these types of cases.
  • Property damage: If your motorcycle or property you were riding with at the time of the crash was damaged, you may be able to receive compensation for the market value of the motorcycle and other property.
  • Punitive damage: Punitive damages are intended to punish and deter the at-fault party. If the at-fault party’s conduct was egregious enough; punitive damages can be awarded.

Our team has recovered tens of millions of dollars for our injured clients – trust our 40+ years of demonstrated success and call (304) 244-4433, or contact us online for a free consultation.

View Our Case Results

Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • $2,100,000 Recovery Wrongful Death Case at Well Site
  • $1,025,000 Recovery Workplace Injury
  • $900,000 Recovery Insurance Dispute
  • $800,000.00 Recovery Car Wreck
  • $750,000 Recovery Wage Dispute
  • $550,000 Recovery Sexual Harassment
  • $400,000 Recovery Sexual Harassment
  • $360,000 Recovery Car Wreck
  • $325,000 Recovery Workplace Injury
  • $325,000 Recovery Assault and Battery

Client Testimonials

The Opinions that Matter Most
  • “He was always prepared and very knowledgeable.”

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  • “Sam is not only an amazing attorney but he is sympathetic with all the cases he works on”

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  • “I highly recommend Sam if your insurance company has wrongfully denied your claim.”

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  • “I would recommend Sam Madia to anyone who could use his law firm.”

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  • “I was amazed at how quickly he got my settlement arranged and I don't know what I would have done without him on my side!”

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  • “Highly recommend hiring Sam for any accident involving a tractor trailer!”

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  • “Sam Madia and Shaffer Madia Law are great!”

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  • “I’m extremely happy with the results, I would recommend this firm and Sam without hesitation.”

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  • “This team made me feel like I was number one priority and never put me on a back burner.”

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  • “I couldn’t imagine having any other person represent me in my case, than Sam.”

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  • “He was professional, appropriately compassionate and had the relationships necessary to ensure a fair and favorable outcome.”

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  • “Sam Madia has a kind, caring, considerate heart.”

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  • “Sam Madia, represented my deceased brother in a case of wrongful death upon which Sam made each one of us feel as though my little brother was guiding his hands”

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  • “Sam and his staff were incredibly knowledgeable and took care of everything which gave me the time I needed to recover.”

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Why Hire Shaffer Madia Law?

Your Case is Too Important Not To
  • Resolved a Variety of Wrongful Death & Serious Injury Cases

  • Resolved 100+ Lawsuits Involving Serious & Fatal Job Site Injuries

  • Strong Track Record of Successful Verdicts & Settlements

  • Decades of Experience on All Sides of the Criminal Justice System

  • We Represent People - Never Insurance Companies

  • Sam Madia Has Experience as a Former Insurance Defense Attorney

  • Joe Shaffer Was Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney for 12 Years

  • Free Case Evaluations Available for Personal Injury Clients