At Premier Law Group, our Seattle motorcycle accident lawyers are proud to provide reliable, cost effective legal representation to injured victims throughout King County. We will stand up for your rights and protect you through all aspects of the legal process. Our law firm is dedicated to representing individuals and their families, not large insurance companies. To set up a free, no obligation initial consultation with an experienced Washington motorcycle accident attorney, please contact our Seattle law office today.
Most Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Should a crash occur, a motorcyclist is at risk of suffering serious injuries. Indeed, some studies estimate that riders are as much as 30 times more likely to be severely injured in a crash than occupants of other automobiles. Our Seattle motorcycle accident lawyers handle the complete range of cases—from mild and moderate injuries to catastrophic crashes. Some of the most common types of motorcycle accident injuries include:
- Road rash;
- Muscle strains;
- Soft tissue damage (whiplash);
- Biker’s arm;
- Broken/fractured bones;
- Internal organ damage;
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs); and
- Spinal cord damage.
Motorcycle Accident Liability in Washington
In Washington, motorcycle accident liability is based on fault. All negligent parties can be held liable for a crash. To prove negligence, you must provide evidence demonstrating that another party’s careless or reckless conduct was a causal factor in the wreck. Most often, motorcycle accident claims are brought against negligent drivers. Though, of course, there are some exceptions. Other parties, including manufacturers and road designers, could also bear liability. Still, the primary defendants in these cases are other drivers. Some common examples of driver negligence that can lead to motorcycle accidents include:
- Running red lights or stop signs;
- Unsafe lane change;
- Making left turns directly in front of a bike;
- Tailgating a motorcycle;
- Distracted driving;
- Using a cell phone or handheld device while driving; and
- Drunk driving.
Washington is a comparative fault motorcycle accident jurisdiction. In some cases, one driver will be liable for the entirety of the crash. As such, they will be responsible for 100 percent of the resulting damages. However, in other cases, crash liability may be split amongst two or more defendants—in fact, even an injured motorcyclist may be held partially at fault for their own crash. You must protect yourself against an unfair apportionment of liability. Being held liable for your own accident could cost you thousands of dollars.
Recovering Compensation for a Motorcycle Accident
After proving liability, your claim will move on to the issue of damages. Under Washington state law, plaintiffs must document their damages in order to be eligible to recover financial compensation. Sadly, insurance companies look for every opportunity that they can find to minimize settlement offers/verdicts. At Premier Law Group, our Seattle motorcycle accident lawyers will help you level the playing field. We can assist you in seeking financial compensation for:
- Motorcycle repairs or replacement;
- Emergency room treatment;
- Medical bills;
- Physical therapy;
- Loss of current and future wages;
- Pain and suffering;
- Permanent disability or impairment; and
- Wrongful death damages.
How Our Seattle Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help
When you call our Seattle law office, we will let you know if you need to hire a lawyer. From there, our legal team will take immediate action to protect your rights and help you build a strong, successful claim. Never accept an unfair settlement offer from the insurance company. We will stand up for your interests. Among other things, our King County motorcycle accident lawyers are ready to:
- Conduct a free, no obligation review of your motorcycle wreck claim;
- Answer your questions and understand your concerns;
- Investigate the motorcycle crash—compiling the evidence you need to prove liability;
- Collect medical records and prove your injuries;
- Deal with the insurance company on your behalf; and
- Keep you fully updated during every stage of the motorcycle accident claims process.
We firmly believe that each and every one of our clients deserve individualized attention. Our Seattle motorcycle accident lawyers will put in the time and resources needed to get you the best possible results. We have extensive experience obtaining full settlement offers from insurance companies and we are always prepared for a trial.
Call Our Seattle Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
At Premier Law Group, our Seattle motorcycle accident attorneys are skilled, aggressive advocates for injured victims. We will help you get answers and the full and fair settlement that you rightfully deserve. For a free, completely confidential review of your motorcycle accident claim, please contact us at (206) 285-1743. We represent injured motorcyclists in Seattle and throughout King County.