Washington Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
From Rattlesnake Pass to the Klickitat Loop to the Mount Rainier Ramble, Washington is filled with ideal riding locations for motorcyclists. As scenic as many of these routes can be, people operating motorcycles also face tremendous risks.
When a motorcyclist is involved in a collision with any other kind of motor vehicle, it can result in highly serious injuries. Need an Injury Lawyer Washington represents both residents and visitors who suffered serious injuries in motorcycle accidents.
Kinds of Motorcycle Accidents in Washington
Motorcyclists may be injured as the results of various kinds of negligence by other drivers. Some of the most common types of motorcycle crashes include, but are not limited to:
- Left Turn Accidents — When a driver fails to accurately gauge how fast an oncoming motorcycle is traveling or fails to see it at all, turning left in front of the motorcyclists will make him or her powerless to avoid a collision.
- Drunk Driving Accidents — Intoxicated drivers can commit any one of a number of errors that causes a motorcycle crash.
- Rear-End Accidents — Motorcyclists struck from behind by other vehicles are frequently thrown several feet from their bikes.
- Lane Change Accidents — A driver who does not check his or her blind spot or misjudges the speed of a nearby motorcycle may strike the bike.
- Open Door Accidents — Similar to left-turn accidents, motorcyclists can also be unable to avoid collisions when occupants of motor vehicles swing open doors on busier streets while exiting their vehicles.
- Defective Parts — Motorcycle crashes can also be isolated incidents when parts have been defectively manufactured or improperly installed.
Types of Motorcycle Accident Injuries in Washington
The injury known as “road rash” describes serious skin damage a motorcyclist suffers when his or her body scrapes against the road after being thrown from his or her bike. In more serious crashes, however, the nature of the injuries can be much more severe.
Motorcyclists who land on their heads may sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), even when they are wearing helmets. Additionally, victims who land on their backs or strike other objects after being thrown may suffer spinal cord injuries or neck injuries. Some cases end with victims being paralyzed.
Such victims can be entitled to economic damages that cover their medical bills and lost wages. They may also be entitled to certain noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering or—when a crash results in death—loss of consortium. In cases involving particularly egregious recklessness on the part of the negligent drivers (such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol), victims can also be entitled to punitive damages.
Contact a Washington Personal Injury Lawyer
Did you sustain catastrophic injuries or was your loved one killed as the result of another party’s negligence in a motorcycle accident in Washington? You will want to contact Need an Injury Lawyer Washington as soon as possible.
Our firm represents individuals involved in crashes in communities all over King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, Spokane County, Clark County, Thurston County, Kitsap County, Yakima County, Whatcom County, and many other surrounding areas. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your call and set up a free, no obligation consultation at which our personal injury lawyers will review your case and discuss your legal options