Komonews.com is carrying coverage of a video that went viral on the internet showing a diverse group of people in Salt Lake City, UT lifting a car off of a motorcyclist after a collision. Thankfully, the injuries to the motorcyclist do not include head trauma despite the fact that he was not wearing a helmet, and the driver of the car was not seriously injured. The group of people who pitched in looks like a random collection of good folks who happened to be in the area and felt that they needed to help, and appears to include construction workers, a police officer, and some students wearing backpacks among others. As a Seattle motorcycle accident attorney, I see a lot of evidence for why motorcyclists need to be extremely careful, and perhaps above all follow Washington’s helmet law.
This collision did not result in fatal injury thanks in part to the work of these regular people who stopped to help, but every year, over four thousand motorcyclists are killed in collisions in the United States. Accidents very much like this one, although it occurred in Utah, happen all the time in places closer to home, like Seattle. Motorcycles are an inherently risky mode of transportation, but one way that Seattle motorcyclists can reduce the risks is to wear a helmet and riding leathers. There are helmets out there that you can buy that will not give you the optimal protection you want if you are in a collision, so you need to be careful about what helmet you buy. The Washington State Patrol has some great information on what you should look for in a safe helmet.
It can be difficult to know what your rights are when you have been injured in a motorcycle accident. Contact a dedicated, aggressive motorcycle attorney who can evaluate your situation, explain your rights, and protect your legal interests. There is a lot to think about when you have been injured, and Seattle motorcycle accident attorney, Jason Epstein, can help you decide whether your accident involved negligence and help you recover the compensation you deserve. For more information, and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Jason at Premier Law Group at (206)285-1743.