Motorcycle Accidents

In case you’re in a motorcycle accident, it is mostly the bigger vehicles like trucks, cars, and SUVs that cause damage. In these accidents, the bikers have to face serious injuries. In the past few years, the number of motorcycle accidents has increased more than double. Also, there has been an alarming rise in such cases in Washington State too.

Motorcycle Laws in Washington State

There are many motorcycle laws set in Washington State. These include properly equipping yourself with gear and also it is important to have proper visibility. Helmets along with eye protection are other essentials as stated by the Washington law.  These include proper shoes, eye protection, and gloves.

Also, for a biker, it is important not to ride the motorcycle beyond the stated speed. If the bike is speeding and suddenly applies brakes, there is a high likelihood of an accident. Some common reasons for bike accidents are inattentive car drivers and the roadblocks etc.  During the night time, the chances of such accidents increase doubly since the vision is slightly unclear. Furthermore, Washington State laws do not allow side by side riding as the chances of injuries increase in such situations.

Common Injuries in Motorcycle Accidents

There can be various reasons for a motorcycle accident. These accidents cause the most damage to the rider even if they follow all the rules and regulations. The injuries faced by those in a motorcycle accident are often serious and grave. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to the accidents on the road and thus they have to be wearing all the protective gears. The common injuries faced by the motorcyclists are:

  • Breaking of bones
  • Injuries to the head
  • Various fractures
  • Whiplash

These injuries can be difficult to treat and you may have to spend quite a lot for the medical bills. It is advisable that you visit a medical professional at the earliest. Various kinds of motorcycles are found on the road. With the presence of many trucks and trailers on the road, the risk of accident increases for the motorcyclists.

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How The Jackman Law Firm Can Help

If you have faced a motorcycle accident, you may have spent a lot on medical bills or received very large bill. You may also have lost wages due to your inability to go to work.

By brining a claim, you can make sure these bills are paid and you can also recover the money for your pain and suffering and we can help you do that. Even if the fault is of the other driver, chances are you will be held liable for the accident.

In such a case, an accident re-constructionists can be hired who can explain the details of the accident. Also, police reports can be obtained and the witnesses can be interviewed. We can fight the case on your behalf and make the chances for you to win the case stronger. In case of a motorcycle accident, we can either negotiate with the driver involved in the accident or we may have to file a lawsuit in case the negotiation doesn’t go through as expected. Whatever the case, we will make sure that you get your much-deserved money for the suffering and injuries that you went through.