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Motorcycle License Requirements in West Virginia

Published on Oct 6, 2023 at 6:06 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.

Motorcycle License Requirements in West Virginia
Does driving a passenger car not do it for you, and you want to experience the thrill that can only come with getting on a motorbike and traveling down the road with the open air blowing all around you? Below, we’ll outline motorcycle license requirements in West Virginia so that you can adequately prepare yourself to secure it and keep it once you have it.

Steps To Obtain a West Virginia Motorcycle License

According to the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (WV DMV), anyone wishing to travel on public roads by motorbike must first obtain a motorcycle learner’s permit before one of the following:

  • A Class F motorcycle-only driver’s license
  • A motorcycle endorsement (Class F) on your driver’s license

What Common Road Hazards Cause Motorcycle Accidents?

Published on Mar 18, 2022 at 2:46 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.


When you first decided to purchase or operate a motorcycle, you likely received a lot of feedback from others expressing concern over your decision. They probably tried to give you advice that you were already planning to implement, such as always wearing a helmet, notifying other motorists of your plans to turn by making hand gestures, and protecting your limbs by keeping them covered.

What Motorcyclists Need To Know About Road Rash

Published on Aug 6, 2021 at 7:51 am in Motorcycle Accidents.

Motorcyclists on the road

When you’re riding your motorcycle, you want to focus on how open and free you feel with the wind whipping around you. You probably try not to think about the negative things that could happen, like getting into a collision. Even though you want to focus on the positives and have a good time, it’s important to consider what could happen if things go wrong.

What Are West Virginia’s Motorcycle Helmet Laws?

Published on Dec 17, 2020 at 12:40 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.

motorcycle helmet on motorcycle

Riding a motorcycle is a freeing experience—nothing but the bike is separating you from the road, and the air is whipping all around your body. Compared to a regular motor vehicle, you are more exposed to the elements while on a motorcycle. This is why there are motorcycle helmet laws to keep you as safe as possible while on your motorbike.

Even if you’re wearing a helmet, motorcycle accidents can be dangerous and cause serious damage to your body and bike. When someone else’s negligence has caused a collision with your motorcycle, you could use the help of one of our lawyers. At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, our motorcycle accident lawyers are here to help you through your claim and get you justice.

Tips for Riding a Motorcycle in Winter

Published on Dec 11, 2020 at 10:43 am in Motorcycle Accidents.

Motorcycles with snow on them

When you think of riding a motorcycle, you might exclusively imagine riding on a sunny summer day. But you can still ride your motorcycle into winter if you’re careful and know the safest ways to ride in colder weather. While it could be more dangerous to ride in the winter, there are ways to ride that can keep you on your bike in December and still have fun.

Motorcycle Safety Equipment Every Biker Should Own

Published on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:27 pm in Motorcycle Accidents.

Two people on motorcycles

Riding a motorcycle is thrilling. Sitting atop only two wheels and feeling the wind whip around you is an exciting part of being a motorcyclist, but those are also reasons why riding a motorcycle can be so dangerous. Safety while riding is vital—without the proper training, attention, and equipment, a motorcyclist could put their own life and others’ lives in danger.

Motorcycle accidents often cause serious injury to the rider because they are more exposed than they would be in a regular vehicle. Serious injuries can rack up extreme medical bills, cause you to miss work and lose wages, and accrue even more costs if the accident caused partial or permanent disability. Since the collision wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to worry about any of those expenses. A Charleston motorcycle accident lawyer can help you recover financially so you can focus on physical and emotional recovery.

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