Kent Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle crashes are often serious, catastrophic events for victims. With little protecting them from the road, motorcyclists can become severely injured or even killed.

A Kent motorcycle accident lawyer can help you pick up the pieces after a crash and seek the compensation you deserve. While a settlement won’t fix everything, it can help you recoup your financial losses as well as obtain a sense of justice.

Risky Driving and Motorcycle Crashes

When a driver chooses to engage in risky behavior, it puts everyone on the road in jeopardy. Unfortunately, motorcyclists are over-represented in crash fatalities.

These poor driving choices can lead to motorcycle crashes:

  • Distracted driving. Texting, eating, or fiddling with the radio take the drivers’ eyes off the road – where they belong.
  • Driving while under the influence. Drugs and alcohol impair judgment and slow reaction times, which are both critical to safe driving.
  • Careless lane changes and left turns. Drivers that make left-hand turns or lane changes without checking blind spots may strike a motorcyclist.
  • Speeding. The greater the speed, the greater the chances for severe injuries or fatalities.
  • Tailgating. A rear-end collision may result in only minor injuries if striking another car. However, a rear-end collision striking a motorcyclist can be a much more serious event, even a fatal one.

Motorcycle Accidents Caused by Road Hazards

What happens if the accident isn’t caused by a driver, but a road hazard?

In these situations, a skilled personal injury attorney can help determine if another party, such as a municipality or construction company, is to blame. The attorney can investigate if proper signage warned motorists of the hazard, or if the city had received prior complaints.

If your accident was caused because of a road hazard, you may be eligible to receive compensation.

Determining Who’s at Fault in a Motorcycle Crash

One of the first steps in pursuing a motorcycle accident claim is trying to uncover who’s at fault.

For instance, the responsible party could include any of the following:

  • Another driver
  • The driver’s employer (for instance, if the driver was working at the time of the crash)
  • The motorcycle manufacturer (in the case of a defective bike, part, or repair)
  • A municipality or construction company (in the case of road hazards, as mentioned in the section above)
  • You (if you were partially to blame for the crash, you may still be eligible for compensation under RCW 4.22.070)

Thankfully, one of our skilled personal injury attorneys can help determine liability. Sometimes, there is more than one liable party. Rest assured; we will pursue every eligible source of funds on your behalf.

Take the First Step and Call an Attorney for a Free Consultation

Insurance companies will pressure you to settle for less compensation than you’re likely owed. Don’t give them a statement or sign anything until you’ve reached out to a Kent motorcycle accident lawyer first.

As always, it’s free to meet for a case evaluation. There’s no risk or obligation, and you’ll leave with a better sense of your legal options. Please give us a call today.

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