You’re a safe motorcycle operator. You follow the rules of the road, you ride carefully but, sometimes, because of the negligence or – worse – deliberate indifference of another driver, it’s not enough. The driver who hit you may claim they never even saw you, but guess what? They are still responsible for causing your accident. It is THEIR responsibility to see other vehicles on the road, including motorcycles.
The motorcycle accident lawyers at Premier Law Group see it nearly every day – a motorcyclist who was riding entirely within the law, but was hit and injured by a car or truck or other vehicle. Motorcycles can be a safe, fuel efficient means of transportation, but only with the cooperation of fellow motorists. When drivers aren’t paying careful attention, accidents happen – and it is the vulnerable motorcycle rider who too often pays the price.
Premier Law Group is on your side. Our personal injury attorneys have spent years helping motorcycle operators and their families get the compensation they deserve. We understand motorcycle accidents can be devastating, both physically and financially. To make an already difficult situation worse, insurance companies will often try to rush you to accept a settlement. While it may be tempting to accept their offer and just move on, if you do that before you know all the long-term consequences of your accident, you may regret moving too quickly. Premier Law Group will never let that happen. Contact us to review your case and make sure you get the full compensation you >need> and deserve.
Washington State Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycles can be less expensive, more fuel efficient, and arguably more fun than cars, but along with their increase in popularity, there has been an increase in accidents involving motorcycles recently. Consider these statistics:
- 2,163 motorcycle accidents were reported in WA
- 80% percent of accidents involving motorcyclists are not the biker’s fault
- 83% of motorcycle accidents result in serious injury for rider and/or passenger
- 70 motorcyclist fatalities occurred in WA
- 44% of the fatalities in motorcycle accidents happened on state routes in WA
- In Seattle alone, there were 274 collisions involving a motorcycle in 2011
You Need Help Getting Full and Fair Compensation After a Motorcycle Accident in Seattle, Bellevue and The Surrounding Areas In Washington
Washington State motorcycle accident statistics are frightening – and they show that motorcyclists are at high risk of being seriously hurt if involved in a crash. Motorcycle riders know this! In fact, they are often more aware and careful than automobile drivers because they know their safety can be put at risk through no fault of their own. The majority of bikers do all the right things:
- Obey the helmet law and wear protective clothing
- Stay within the speed limit and check twice before switching lanes
- Maintain safe intervals between their motorcycle and other vehicles
Unfortunately, other drivers don’t always use the same caution, and as a result, Seattle is the most dangerous place for motorcycle riders in Washington State. Other areas, including Bellevue, Renton, Tacoma and Everett join Seattle in the top 10 cities with the most motorcycle collisions in WA, and the consequences can be devastating.
Motorcycle accident victims and their families may face loss of income, high medical bills, and ongoing physical and emotional distress, with injuries ranging from road rash, to broken bones and soft tissue injuries, to spinal cord trauma and brain damage. These injuries can take years to heal and the damage can last a lifetime. Premier Law Group’s experienced personal injury attorneys are experts in making sure victims receive the maximum compensation possible given their injuries. We are experts in wrongful death cases. We understand that no compensation is adequate following the tragic death of a loved one. We have fought for justice in cases in Seattle, Bellevue, Federal Way and surrounding areas, and we can help you fight for your family too.
“Riding a motorcycle is one of the best ways to enjoy Washington state and its amazing landscapes. However, at Premier Law Group we have seen firsthand that cities like Seattle and Bellevue can be a very dangerous place for motorcycle riders. And sadly, because motorcycle accidents can result in serious, life-long injuries, insurers are often unwilling to accept responsibility and pay motorcycle riders what they deserve after an accident. This is why it’s essential to have someone on your side who is familiar with insurance company tactics. The accident was bad enough – you don’t need to worry even more about getting your medical bills paid. Premier Law Group has the experienced accident attorneys you need to settle your case, in court or out.”Jason Epstein
Each case is different but it is very important to seek legal advice from an experienced Seattle personal injury attorney when a motorcycle accident occurs as a result of someone else’s negligence. Remember – “I didn’t see him” is not a valid defense for failing to yield the right of way to a motorcyclist.
After a Motorcycle Accident – What Now?
We can’t go back and change what happened. The next best thing is to move forward as quickly as possible, with as little additional damage as possible. You have expenses that need to be paid so you can get your life back on track. The quickest way to make that happen is to get expert legal guidance as soon as possible – it can be the difference between fighting the insurance company and waiting years for inadequate compensation and having a fair and reasonable settlement that works for you within months.
Premier Law Group is led by highly experienced attorney Jason Epstein. Jason has been recognized as one of the “10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys” for client satisfaction in Washington state by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys for 2017. He is highly regarded as a caring and skilled personal injury lawyer serving clients in Seattle, Bellevue, Federal Way and surrounding areas. Jason Epstein and his team of expert attorneys have years of experience with as motorcycle accident lawyers, and they want to help you.
Call us now – we want to help you. Why wonder about your case when we can give you information and answers? We offer a free case evaluation for any personal injury, including motorcycle accidents. You have nothing to lose, and potentially a comfortable settlement to gain…so reach out to us and let us help you with the next steps today.
Our Team of Expert Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Will Fight For YOU!
Sometimes insurance companies will do the right thing – but sometimes, they do everything they can to avoid paying, even though you were not at fault. Can you tell the difference between an honest insurance representative and one who is trying to trick you into wrecking your case?
Do not take a chance. You were hurt once in the accident – don’t get hurt again. The insurance company will be represented by expert attorneys who are skilled at motorcycle accident cases. You must be, too!
At Premier Law Group, you’ll find skilled, experienced lawyers who are experts in motorcycle accident cases and insurance company tactics. We’ll do everything possible to ensure you get the money you need and deserve to pay all your medical bills, recover lost wages, repair or replace your bike, and more.
How Premier Law Group Will Help You
We understand that the very best thing is to keep motorcyclists safe and prevent accidents before they happen. That’s why Premier Law Group has formed “Teens Against Distracted Driving,” which encourages young drivers to pledge not to text and drive. It’s an important step toward making the roads safer for all drivers, including teens and motorcyclists.
Yet even the most experienced motorcycle rider can be the victim of a distracted driver. Worse, sometimes motorcyclists are injured by drivers who were deliberately careless or aggressive. If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident in Seattle, Bellevue or nearby, make sure your rights are protected. Following an accident, Premier Law Group will work with police and other investigators to find out exactly what happened. We will:
- Listen carefully to your needs, questions and concerns
- Handle ALL the legal issues so you can focus on healing
- Deal with the insurance companies – sometimes there are more than one!
- Get the police report and determine whose fault the crash was
- Order all medical records and bills related to your injuries
- Walk you through the litigation process so you fully understand what is happening
- Communicate with you regularly so you know how your case is progressing
Be Prepared – Get Our FREE Book Now
There are some things everyone who has been injured in a motorcycle accident should know, and so we have written a free guide to help you get started. We cover topics such as:
- Ten insider secrets insurance companies hide from you
- The “service” some lawyers provide that is a KISS OF DEATH to your accident claim
- Why juries are biased against motorcyclists, and how your attorney can overcome this.
- Whether or not your health insurance company can force you to repay them if you win.
- The one insurance company document you should never sign.
- And much, much more!
Whether you need an attorney or not, being well-informed can help you get the best settlement possible. We are here to help!