How to deal with Motorcycle accident injuries
Motorcycle accidents are usually caused by some type of negligence, usually inattention, and/or the failure of a motorist to recognize the motorcycle in time to avoid a collision. Motorcycle collisions typically occur for the following reasons:
- A motorcycle is cut off by a driver changing lanes;
- A driver pulls out onto the street without properly checking for oncoming traffic;
- A driver follows a motorcycle too closely;
- A driver fails to stop at a red light or a stop sign at an intersection; or
- Proper lane distance is not observed.
Injuries due to motorcycle accidents are often catastrophic and can end in permanent disability and disfigurement, or even death. Inevitably, it is the motorcycle rider who is more seriously injured in a crash as they have no airbag, vehicle body and frame, or seat belt to protect them.
Washington motorcyclists are protected under Washington motorcycle law that makes negligent drivers responsible and liable to Washington motorcyclists. A biker who is involved in a Washington motorcycle accident may obtain compensation for injuries that were caused by the other driver’s negligence. Damages may include payment for pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, economic loss, and no fault benefits.
Our staff of skilled Seattle personal injury attorneys will help build your case by investigating thoroughly, representing you to insurance companies, dealing with your medical bills and documenting expenses and lost wages, investigating the repair or replacement of your motorcycle, and working toward the highest recovery available under the law.
As with all personal injury cases, it’s important that you act quickly before time limits run out and your claims are forever barred. Call Perez & Perez Law, PLLC today for a free consultation.