A motorcycle accident can be as unpredictable as it is dangerous. The people involved can suffer from acute scrapes, bruises and disabling or fatal injuries. Motorcyclists are completely exposed on the open road. Because of this, motorcycle accidents have the highest rate of fatalities. Broken bones and severe head injuries are common if the motorcyclist survives the collision. The Advocates Law will help you file and win your case following a motorcycle accident.
Insurance Issues Complicate Motorcycle Accident Compensation
Insurance companies are notorious for trying to blame the motorcyclist for the motorcycle accident. To lower the settlement payout, they will rely upon stereotypes that motorcyclists drive recklessly, speed, and disregard motor vehicle laws. The Advocates Law will provide a free consultation regarding your accident, and will fight to ensure you receive the maximum compensation.
Wrongful Death in a Motorcycle Accident
The accidental death of a motorcyclist is a tragic event. Unfortunately, the insurance companies will try to avoid paying out more than they think is necessary. Often, this amount is not enough to cover the bills and expenses associated with a wrongful death. The Advocates Law will provide a free consultation regarding the accident, and will fight endlessly to ensure you receive the compensation deserved.
Three Tips to Avoid Injury in a Motorcycle Accident
1. Always Wear a Helmet
Motorcycle accident statistics show about 30% of motorcycle accidents result in a fatal or disabling neck or head injury. The best way to avoid such injuries is to wear a motorcycle helmet every time you ride, regardless of the destination or drive time expected for the trip.
2. Wear Proper Attire
Motorcyclists wear leather for a good reason; it is the most protective material available. Leather resists from tearing, and protects the motorcyclist’s skin and body.
Other attire that should always be worn while riding a motorcycle include, but are not limited to:
- Protective gloves
3. Always Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Defensive driving means being aware of your surroundings at all times. Assuming that no one else is paying attention is a crucial ideology to keeping motorcyclists safe. This strategy gives the rider the opportunity to avoid an accident. Always remember that although you may see a car, its driver may not see you.
Motorcycle Accident Laws
Motorcycle accident laws follow many of the same procedures as car accidents. Washington state law requires motorcycle riders and passengers wear a helmet at all times. If you are involved in an accident be sure to contact law enforcement and file a report.
Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit
If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and were not at fault, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit. The Advocates Law has experienced motorcycle accident attorneys who will help you receive fair compensation for your injuries, lost income, medical expenses, and other costs. To get the biggest settlement in a motorcycle accident lawsuit, make sure you collect evidence from your accident.
Good examples of evidence are:
- Police and accident reports
- Contact information for witnesses
- Medical records and bills from the accident
- Any photos from the scene
The Advocates Law’s motorcycle accident experts can help you more than just winning your case. Our team can also assist with:
- Deferring medical bills until your case is closed
- Assisting you with car rentals
- Negotiating payment plans for your other bills
- Finding doctors that are experienced with motorcycle accident injuries
Motorcycle Accident Attorney Fees
One common question is about the costs for attorney services. At the Advocates Law, our attorneys work on a contingency fee. There isn’t a fee for advice, consultations, or case evaluations. Our attorneys are only paid if we win your case or negotiate a settlement on your behalf. The Advocates Law has adopted this structure to remove any financial risk for a client. Choose the Advocates Law to ensure you have a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer to defend your rights and litigate on your behalf.