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Motorcycle Accidents Attorneys in Washington

Helping Injured Motorcyclists Receive the Fair Treatment and Compensation They Deserve

Motorcycle crashes can have devastating effects on riders. Typically, motorcycle riders suffer severe injuries when involved in collisions. Frequent injuries sustained may include a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury.

Serious injuries often result in the motorcycle accident victim being unable to work and support themselves and their families. In some instances, injured motorcycle operators require long-term care that can quickly become cost-prohibitive for families.

Unfortunately, many insurance providers blame injured riders for causing motorcycle accidents. Even if the motorcyclist wears a helmet and other safety gear, they are prone to severe injuries. An insurer will often look for ways to blame the rider for causing the motorcycle crash to lessen their degree of liability when paying a claim.

Buckley and Associates of Washington state have knowledgeable injury attorneys with comprehensive experience handling motorcycle accident cases.

Contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and determine how our legal team can assist you.

Why Do Most Washington Motorcycle Accidents Occur?

Washington motorcycle accidents can occur for various reasons, including adverse weather conditions, uneven pavement, and loose debris in the roadway.

In other cases, the motorcyclist caused the accident by driving at excessive speeds or lane splitting.

In many instances, drivers of larger passenger vehicles fail to use caution when sharing the roadway with harder-to-see motorcycles, and accidents occur.

However, many motorcycle accidents occur due to negligent drivers not paying attention. Some of the most common motorcycle accidents caused by driver negligence include:

  • Left-turn accidents at intersections are a leading cause of motorcycle collisions where drivers often do not see motorcyclists until it is too late
  • Drivers of other motor vehicles are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving
  • Motorists unexpectedly open their car doors in front of unsuspecting motorcyclists

If you or a loved one have been severely injured in a motorcycle accident, you must hire an experienced attorney who can help you file a personal injury claim.

All too often, an insurance company will try to blame injured bikers for causing the accident. Because Washington is a pure comparative negligence state, insurance companies will look for ways to assign a more significant percentage of liability to injured victims to try and avoid paying large claims.

Buckley and Associates is a personal injury law office that does not back down from insurance companies and will fight to help you obtain compensation for your injuries.

What are the Most Common Injuries in Washington Motorcycle Accidents?

Washington motorcyclists involved in motor vehicle accidents are at greater risk of injury than other drivers or passengers riding in larger, enclosed vehicles. Even if the rider is wearing their helmet and other protective gear, they risk suffering serious injuries that often take time to heal correctly.

Common injuries that result from Washington motorcycle collisions include:

  • Head, neck, and back injuries
  • Road rash
  • Broken bones and lacerations
  • Facial and dental injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Wrongful death

If you have been injured in a motorcycle collision, you must seek medical attention immediately. Some internal injuries do not immediately manifest themselves, and failure to obtain medical treatment could result in serious complications or even death.

How Can Washington Motorcycle Accident Victims Obtain Fair Compensation for Their Injuries?

Because insurance companies often try to blame motorcyclists for accidents, it is often challenging for injured clients to obtain proper compensation for their injuries, medical bills, and lost income.

That being the case, motorcycle accident victims must hire a personal injury attorney who will fight to help them recover maximum compensation.

Buckley and Associates motorcycle accident attorneys have vast experience handling personal injury claims for injured victims.

Our legal professionals have a proven record of recovering economic and non-economic damages for clients.

Economic damages are compensation to repay out-of-pocket costs to injured victims and typically include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Property damage meant to pay for vehicle repairs

Non-economic damages compensate accident victims for intangible losses that do not have a fixed monetary value and may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Permanent disfigurement and scarring

Contact our Washington law firm and ask to schedule a free consultation with a skilled motorcycle accident attorney to learn what compensation you may qualify to receive.

Why Should I Hire Your Motorcycle Accident Lawyers to Help Me File a Motorcycle Accident Claim?

If you have suffered a serious injury due to a motorcycle accident, you must obtain qualified legal assistance immediately. Often, when an insurance company knows that an injured motorcyclist does not have an attorney, they try to blame the victim.

Due to the complex nature of motorcycle accident claims in Washington state, motorcycle accident victims should never try to file a claim independently.

Buckley and Associates is firmly committed to helping Washington motorcycle accident victims obtain maximum compensation for their injuries and pain and suffering.

Our personal injury law firm has the resources to file a legal claim on your behalf to recover maximum compensation. When we agree to take your case, our motorcycle accident attorneys will thoroughly review police reports to determine liability for other vehicles involved in the accident and deal with complicated insurance coverage issues.

Finally, one of the most significant aspects that sets us apart from other law firms is that we can provide legal assistance to clients in several languages, including Russian and Spanish.

Contact our Washington state law firm at 206-558-8441 and ask to schedule a free initial consultation to learn more about how we can help you obtain compensation for your injuries.