While motorcyclists are usually abiding by the law and riding safely, they are almost always blamed as the cause of any accident they are involved in. Statistically, however, 80% percent of accidents involving motorcyclists are not the biker’s fault. Whether the accident is caused by a driver failing to see a motorcyclist, or just choosing to make life difficult for motorcyclists, accidents are oftentimes caused by someone else’s negligence.
Motorcyclists are at an extremely high risk of being seriously hurt if involved in a crash. More than 80% of motorcycle accidents result in the rider or passenger being seriously injured due to the lack of protection that exists when riding a motorcycle. Victims and their families may face a loss of income, high medical bills, and continued emotional distress from injuries such as road rash, spinal cord or brain damage, bone fractures or even wrongful death.
In 2009, there were 2,346 reported motorcycle accidents in the state of Washington, which is an extremely scary statistic when considering the amount of protection motorcyclists have. It is very important for a motorcyclist to seek legal advice from an experienced Seattle motorcycle attorney when these accidents occur as a result of the negligence of another person. In 485 of these accidents, the motorcyclist was seriously injured. With a rate of more than 1 in 5 motorcycle accidents resulting in serious injury, the rate of serious injuries for motorcyclists is significantly higher than that of car accidents. In accidents involving motorcycles, there were 66 fatalities in Washington in 2009. All of the fatalities were motorcyclists. Our experienced Seattle and Bellevue wrongful death attorneys have fought numerous cases on behalf of the family of wrongful death victims. Our attorneys at Premier Law Group understand the mentality of motorcyclists and know the thrills and fears associated with riding a motorcycle. By fighting on your behalf and increasing education about distracted driving with our organization “Teens against Distracted Driving,” we are working to make the roads of Washington a safer place for motorcyclists.
Motorcycle Accident Injury FAQs
How can PLG help with your case?
At Premier Law Group, we understand that figuring out what to do after you have been in a motorcycle accident can be very confusing, and are here to help you through the process. We are aggressive personal injury attorneys with years of experience in successfully representing people who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. We have won millions of dollars for our past clients and we will do whatever we can to help you recover the maximum possible compensation. If you have been injured in a traffic accident and someone else was to blame, call us at (206) 285-1743 for a free case evaluation. In fact, if we handle your case, you pay absolutely no legal fees unless we win.