Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle Accident Claim Attorney
An experienced motorcycle injury lawyer understands how serious these types of accidents can be. Motorcycles travel at the same speed as cars without the same protections. When there is an accident the motorcyclist generally takes the worst of it.
Whether you ride a street bike, a café racer, a cruiser, or a big beast, most riders take every precaution to avoid accidents. When you ride, you're taught to expect that other vehicles will not see you, they'll be distracted, or they'll do something dumb that could get you seriously hurt. However, even the best riders can't avoid every accident.
According to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, "Motorcycles only comprise 3% of the road users in Washington State, but accounted for 15% of all fatalities and 19% of serious injuries in collisions between 2013 and 2017. About 1 in 5 motorcycle collisions result in serious injury or death and on average 75 riders die every year in collisions on Washington roads."
Motorcycle accident lawyers understand that these cases are not like a regular auto accident case. The injuries are more severe, the other side always claims the rider was at fault, if not completely, at least a portion, and there are built in bias about motorcycle riders (they ride too fast and take too many risks). All of these things can negatively impact your case, unless you have an experienced injury lawyer that understands them and is fighting on your behalf.
Why are motorcycle accident injuries so severe?
By its very nature a motorcycle provides less protection than a car or truck and puts the rider at a higher risk of serious injury or death.
- There is no metal surrounding you to absorb a collision. There are no front or side airbags, no seatbelts, no bumpers, and no trunk or back seat space to absorb a collision. Instead the rider takes a direct hit and is either thrown from the bike or trapped between another vehicle or object
- Motorcycles are smaller and weigh less than a car and thus accidents, even at slower speeds, can cause severe injuries and greater damage.
- It's harder for other vehicles to see motorcycles, leaving them open to accidents that may not have occurred if they were in a car or truck. Riders are more susceptible to injury from being cut off, tailed, or being hit when a vehicle changes lanes. Bikers even have to worry about getting "doored" wherein someone opens their door directly into the path of the rider.
- Motorcycles are more impacted by road defects, like potholes or poorly maintained streets and freeways, and loose debris. One of these may not cause a problem for a car or truck, but a motorcyclist can get seriously injured.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer: Common Concerns
When searching for a Tacoma motorcycle accident lawyer, the most common question we get deals with costs. Questions like: "What do I have to pay upfront?" or "How much does a motorcycle accident attorney cost?" We don't want you to have any of that stress, so we work on a Contingency fee. This means there are no up-front cost or fees to you. We only collect if we are able to settle the case or if we are victorious after a trial. If so, then we take a percentage of that amount.
Our fees are competitive and, in general, we don't accept more in fees than what the client would get after medical expenses are paid. We structured our business this way so that there is little to no risk to you and zero reason not to call and set up a free consultation. There is no upfront costs, so even if you decide we aren't the right law firm to represent you, we hope that you leave with more information to make the right decision for you.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, call today!
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you need to speak with an experienced Tacoma motorcycle injury lawyer before making a statement to an insurance company or signing any documents. At South Sound Law Group, we help our clients receive the fair compensation they deserve for their injures. We offer no cost no obligation consultations on all our services. We don't collect a fee unless you win your case. So what are you waiting for? Call today and schedule your free consultation so we can get fighting for you!