Were you a motorcyclist injured by a negligent driver? While motorcyclists travel the same roads as other drivers and follow many of the same regulations, they suffer a disproportionate number of the accidents and injuries in Washington and across the United States. Motorcycle accidents can be traumatic both physically and emotionally. Nationwide, motorcycle accidents resulting in the wrongful death account for more than 10 percent of all traffic fatalities. Others who are injured may face long hospital stays and months of medical treatment.
The majority of motorcycle accidents involve a motorcycle and a passenger vehicle. Drivers are accustomed to seeing other cars and trucks on the road, but do not always watch out for motorcyclists. Accidents can result when motorcycles are not given proper space on the road. Accidents can also happen when motorcyclists collide with each other or from operation of defective equipment. Motorcycles are more vulnerable to injuries caused by reckless drivers engaged in behaviors such as talking on cell phones, texting while driving, distracted driving, failing to stay within marked lanes and failure to stop at intersections. Drivers do not always pay attention until the motorcyclist is right upon them and it is too late to act.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a motorcyclist or a rider in a Washington State motorcycle accident, and the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical expenses, scarring, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life. In wrongful death cases, punitive damages may also available. However, in Washington State, motorcyclists are not required to receive no-fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits under the law. This is one of the first and most basic types of benefits provided to car and bicycle accident victims in Washington State and they are provided regardless of fault. This absence of benefits and the severity of injuries motorcyclists often suffer make it critical to contact an experienced personal lawyer immediately following a crash. The Washington State personal injury attorneys of THE YE LAW FIRM have the knowledge and experience to litigate your injury from motorcycle accidents and help you seek the compensation you deserve. The personal injury attorneys at THE YE LAW FIRM can help protect your rights in the event of a motorcycle accident in Washington State if you were not at fault.
Because the Washington State Statute of Limitations applies to these cases, if you or someone you know has been injured, disabled or killed in a Washington State’s motorcycle accident, it is vital that you act immediately to protect your rights. If negligent driver has harmed you or a loved one, call the personal injury lawyers at THE YE LAW FIRM today at (888) 727-0440 for a no-cost consultation and a comprehensive case evaluation.