SEATTLE MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
Fatal motorcycle accidents have been on the rise for several years. Because a motorcycle rider has much less protection, motorcycle accidents have a much higher incidence of death and serious injury per accident than car accidents. Because of their size, motorcycles are often not seen by automobile drivers, particularly bus and truck drivers. Dangerous road conditions also affect motorcyclists much more than automobile drivers.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, you may have a claim to recover losses resulting from the motorcycle accident. A lawyer at our firm will analyze records of the crash and determine what sources of compensation are available to help you rebuild your life. Please contact our office at (206) 330-0212 if you would like to speak with an attorney about your case.
If you suffered serious injuries or death as a result of the accident, it is necessary to file a personal injury claim and pursue legal action to recover the compensation to which you are entitled. The personal injury claim and lawsuit should be filed against the responsible parties for financial losses such as medical bills, property damage, and lost wages; as well as non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. It is important that your lawyer work with the appropriate medical and economic experts to calculate the full value of your claim.
Questions our attorneys will ask include:
• Did the driver of another vehicle fail to yield right of way and cut off the motorcycle?
• Was the crash the result of dangerous road conditions?
• Was the biker hit by a drunk driver?
• Was the accident caused by defective equipment?
• Did the insurance company offer a reasonable settlement for a serious injury?
• If the victim suffered a permanent disability such as quadriplegia, paraplegia, or brain damage, what is the true cost of life care?
Motorcycle accidents: deadly statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 3,661 motorcyclists were killed and 67,000 were injured in motorcycle accidents in the United States in 2003. Per mile traveled, motorcyclists are about 27 times as likely as passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash. While 20% of passenger vehicle accidents result in injury or death, an astounding 80% of motorcycle accidents result in injury or death. By seeing that our clients recover full compensation for personal injury or wrongful death claims our lawyers hold responsible parties accountable for these tragedies.
At Dixon Law Firm, our trial attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of motorcycle accidents and their families recover full compensation for their losses. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed as a result of a motorcycle accident, or you simply need more information, please call (206) 330-0212 or fill out the Free Case Review below.