Motorcyclists are overrepresented in traffic crashes and fatalities. With little to protect a motorcyclist from the impact of a car or the road, a crash can be catastrophic – or even deadly. If you’ve been a victim, a Federal Way motorcycle accident lawyer from our team can help with your claim. Schedule a consultation today to get started.
Some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
If a driver is careless and collides with a motorcyclist, they can be held liable. The motorcyclist is entitled to receive compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
There are steps motorcyclists can take to decrease the odds of being in a crash. The NHTSA recommends these actions before heading out:
Of course, there are times when you do everything right and a crash still happens. In these situations, Ladenburg Law can assist you.
Sometimes, a motorcyclist is partially to blame for the crash. For instance, perhaps you weren’t wearing a helmet or were speeding, and a driver ran a red light and struck you. While the other driver caused the crash, you broke a traffic violation and might be partly responsible for your injuries.
The good news is that Washington State is a comparative fault state (RCW 4.22.015). Simply put, this means that your settlement will be reduced by the percentage you’re at fault. To illustrate, suppose that a jury decides that motorcyclist was 30% at fault for the way she was maneuvering at the time of the accident. If her settlement award is $250,000, she will receive 70% of the total, or $175,000.
Our motorcycle attorneys understand how to navigate cases where comparative fault comes into play. If you have questions about who’s liable in your case, we encourage you to reach out and call us for a free consultation.
There is a limited time to file a motorcycle accident claim in the State of Washington. For that reason, we urge you to reach out to our Federal Way motorcycle accident lawyers today.
At Ladenburg Law, we always offer a free initial consultation. Plus, we’ll only charge you a fee if we’re able to win your case. This means we’ll cover all the upfront costs associated with your case. Don’t wait; schedule your consultation today.