Seattle Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Award-Winning Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

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Davis Law Group’s reputation for being tough and tenacious when defending the legal rights of motorcycle accident that are up against unethical insurance companies has earned our attorneys the distinction of being named the 'Most Feared Personal Injury Litigators' in the Pacific Northwest. 

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in Washington State contact attorney Chris Davis and the team at Davis Law Group at 206-727-4000 to schedule your free legal consultation.

Motorcycle Accident Lawsuits & Settlements

Below are just a few of the claims that have been successfully resolved by the motorcycle accident lawyers at Davis Law Group

  • $795,000 Motorcycle Hit By SUV (Case No. 200925, GEICO)
  • $750,000 Settlement Motorcycle Injury Accident  Read The Client Story
  • $600,000 Motorcycle Hit By Motor Vehicle (Case No. 201094, State Farm)
  • $500,000 Motorcycle Hit Head-On By Car Making Illegal U-Turn (Case No. 200566, Allstate) Read The Client Story

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Latest Washington State Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), in 2017 there were over 2,100 motorcycle crashes reported in our state.  There were 82 fatal motorcycle collisions; 372 serious injury crashes; and  there 1,289 crashes in which the cyclist was fortunate enough to walk away with only minor injuries. 

Paying Medical Bills After A Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle accident victims also typically face costly medical bills that can lead to financial disaster. Hiring an experienced attorney who understands the legal issues associated with motorcycle accident claims can improve your chances of recovering fair compensation and ensuring that your medical bills and other costs are not sent to a collections agency. 

No Motorcycle Accident Insurance Coverage

Motorcycle insurance can be very expensive.  Since motorcycle liability insurance is not required in Washington State many cyclists don't have any insurance.  In cases in which the motorcycle driver is the victim of a collision with a car, the at-fault driver's insurance company should take financial responsibility.  We will fight the insurance company until they agree to fairly compensate you.

Common Motorcycle Accident Legal Issues

Various local, county, and state government agencies may be responsible for ensuring that public roadways are properly maintained, that visibility is clear, and that intersections and other road features are properly designed to maximize safety. In some cases, a government agency - such as the Department of Transportation - or other third-party - such as a construction company or contractor - may be held liable for failing to properly follow regulations and procedures.

For example, construction of a roadway may require that workers place a steel plate in the road to cover areas that are undergoing maintenance. These steel plates can be a hazard to motorcyclists, and whoever is responsible for placing the steel plates must also place proper signage alerting all motorists of the hazard.

What Causes Motorcycle Accidents?

A majority of traffic accidents, including motorcycle accidents, typically occur because of the negligence of one or more people involved. Motorcyclists are especially at-risk of being hurt in an accident because motorcycles are often overlooked by other drivers due to their size.

Often times the injuries received in a motorcycle accident are serious, long-lasting and catastrophic because motorcycles do not provide riders with adequate protection from serious injury like an automobile does. Other common causes of motorcycle accidents include: 

  • Blind spots
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Road conditions

Typical Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Our experienced lawyers help riders recover from a variety of different types of injuries.

  • Fractures & Broken BonesBroken legs, arms, shoulders, and fractured pelvis injuries are among the more common types of serious injuries we often see in motorcycle accident cases. Motorcyclists are not protected from external impact, which is one of the main reasons that fractures to the extremities are so common.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & Brain Damage - Head injuries are quite common in motorcycle accident cases, even in situations where the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. While helmet use does reduce the risk of death by an estimated 37%, the typical impact in these collisions can still be severe enough to cause a serious head injury.
  • Road RashBecause motorcyclists have limited protection, road rash and other injuries to a rider's skin are fairly common in motorcycle accidents even if there was never an actual collision. Simply laying down a motorcycle to avoid an accident will typically lead to road rash, and extreme cases can require extensive treatment and even plastic surgery.
  • Rider's Arm - Rider's arm refers to nerve damage and potential paralysis of a rider's arm(s) that may receive the brunt of the impact if a rider falls off of their bike in an accident. This can occur to both arms and legs in serious accident cases.
  • Facial Injuries & Disfigurement - Facial injuries are very common in serious motorcycle accidents as riders are often thrown from the bike at a very high rate of speed. These injuries require extensive medical treatment and take a long time to recover from.
  • Spinal cord injuries - Complete spinal cord injuries, incomplete spinal cord injuries, and spinal stenosis can change a rider’s life after a crash.
  • Dental injuries - A biker's face is usually exposed in an accident. While the head is protected by the helmet, the facial area is not.
  • Internal injuries - Injuries to the chest and ribs may occur in a bike crash. Vital organs such as the heart and lungs may be affected.
  • Lacerations - Motorcyclists often suffer cuts and scrapes in addition to road rash after a motorcycle accident.
  • Amputations - An amputation may happen at the accident scene or because of an infection that results from a bike injury. Either way, amputations are a life-changing condition for an injured rider.
  • Death - In serious accidents, motorcyclists may pass away due to their injuries.

Legal Rights Of Motorcyclists In Washington State

Not all motorcycle accident victims need the assistance of a lawyer, but it may be in your best interests to at least discuss your case with an attorney to evaluate your options. There are a variety of laws regarding motorcycle accidents, so if you are searching for an attorney, make sure the one you choose has experience with motorcycle accident cases. A qualified and experienced attorney will make sure no one, including the insurance company, takes advantage of your legal rights.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is likely in your best interests to consult with an attorney experienced in representing motorcycle accident victims.  Davis Law Group offers a complimentary case review to anyone who has been injured in a motorcycle accident, and we offer free legal consultations with our legal team if we believe we can help resolve your claim.

Call our office at (206) 727-4000 today or use the confidential contact form on this page to get started with the case review process. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no up-front costs associated with hiring us and we only collect legal fees after your case has been successfully resolved.

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