MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

If you’ve been involved in a motorcycle accident, our attorneys can help you seek the compensation and justice you deserve.

A nice day out on your motorcycle can quickly take a turn for the worse if you are involved in a motorcycle accident. You can potentially face life-threatening injuries, medical bills, and damages to your motorcycle. Often times you are left helpless on many of the major issues you may face due to the negligence of others. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, our attorneys will help you seek the compensation and justice you deserve.

Insurance companies want you to believe that you do not need to contact a motorcycle accident attorney. They make promises that you will be adequately compensated. This could not be any further from the truth. If you’ve been in an accident while riding your motorcycle, it is in your best interest to talk to a motorcycle accident lawyer immediately. We advise you to do so before you have any conversations with an insurance company.

The experienced attorneys at Washington Law Center can help determine who is at-fault by conducting a full investigation of the crash site. With medical bills, property damages and a multitude of other expenses on the horizon, the last thing you want to worry about is the added cost of a motorcycle accident attorney. At Washington Law Center, we have a no fee promise. You will not pay anything until we win your case.

We fight, you win.

See how we can help you by giving us a call us today at our Tacoma office at 253-476-2653 or at our Tukwila office at 206-596-7888 or fill out our contact form.

Motorcycle Accident Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should your first steps be if you've been in a motorcycle accident?

    Why should your first steps be if you’ve been in a motorcycle accident?

    Motorcycle accidents are unpredictable. No matter how experienced of a rider you are or how careful you were while riding, you always have to be prepared for a crash.

    If you’ve been in an accident, you must take every precaution to protect your financial and physical well-being. To achieve the best outcome for your motorcycle accident you should follow these steps:

    1. Seek medical attention as soon as possible, including seeing if any other parties are injured.
    2. Call the police to have them write up a report for your motorcycle accident.
    3. Collect the necessary evidence from all involved parties. This includes getting vehicle, contact and insurance information as well as taking pictures of the damaged vehicles, traffic signs and signals, skid marks in the road, injuries and any other environmental elements that can support your case.
    4. Ask witnesses for their contact info and if they would be willing to provide an account of what they saw.
    5. Seek a motorcycle accident attorney immediately. A lawyer will help you with your claim, deal with insurance companies and work towards obtaining maximum compensation for you.

  • What are common causes of motorcycle accidents?

    What are common causes of motorcycle accidents?

    There are several reasons that an accident can occur. Most involve driver negligence. Negligent acts that may result in a motorcycle crash include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Driving under the influence
    • Failure to see a motorcyclist changing lanes
    • Failing to yield when appropriate
    • Disregarding posted speed limits
    • Swerving in front of a motorcyclist

  • Why should you contact a motorcycle accident attorney?

    Why should you contact a motorcycle accident attorney?

    It is in your best interest to hire a motorcycle accident attorney if you’ve been involved in a motorcycle crash. The attorney will immediately begin to collect information and evidence that will help support your claim for compensation. To build your claim, Washington Law Center’s motorcycle accident attorneys will:

    • Gather witness statements
    • Photograph the scene of accident
    • Collect information on the scene and analyze police reports
    • Investigate the other vehicle driver’s driving history
    • Consult with experts
    • Contact insurance companies on your behalf
    • Reconstruct the accident scene
    • Review all medical records

  • How can I seek compensation for my mototcycle accident injury claim?

    How can I seek compensation for my mototcycle accident injury claim?

    Motorcyclists, who are not at fault, may be able to seek damages from the responsible party. Injured riders are often times not limited in the damages they may seek to compensate for their losses, including pain and suffering.

    While most motor vehicle accident claims require the injured party to reach a certain “injury threshold” to be eligible to pursue compensation, motorcyclists do not. Below you’ll find the different areas where compensation may be available in the event of a motorcycle accident.

    Insurance Negotiations

    Our motorcycle accident attorneys will contact the responsible party’s insurance company to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. We will use information collected during our investigation to help recover compensation for you. If the negotiations with the insurance company are unsuccessful or have unsatisfactory results, we will pursue legal action against the negligent party.

    Product Liability

    In certain cases, a defect in your motorcycle or the other driver’s car, may have led to the accident. In this case, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the vehicle or defective part manufacturer to help recover compensation. Under these circumstances, our motorcycle accident lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation to study the car and determine if it had any defects prior to the accident. Our attorneys will also work with forensic experts to determine whether:

    1. The motorcycle was being operated as intended
    2. The motorcycle’s performance has remained unchanged since its initial purchase
    3. The defective vehicle or part was classified as “unreasonably dangerous”

    Examples of part defects that warrant a product liability claim are brakes, accelerators, defective fuel systems, and defective tires.

    Negligence

    Motorcycle accident lawsuits are classified as personal injury cases which are based on the theory of negligence. Your attorney will prove that the other driver was the one at fault, and that they failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care. Because of this, our Washington motorcycle attorneys will conduct an investigation to ensure that the driver followed traffic laws, paid attention to his or her surroundings and wasn’t driving under the influence.

    Wrongful Death (Fatal Motorcycle Accidents)

    In extreme cases, you may have lost a loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident, in which case, you can recover compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit. Our accident attorneys will help the family of the deceased prove the negligence of driver that caused the death of your loved one.

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