Kitsap County Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Preserving the Rights of Personal Injury Victims
A motorcycle provides little to no protection for the driver and if a rider
is involved in a collision with a
truck or another vehicle, there is a very low chance of survival. The same scenario
has happened on many occasions; cars turn a corner, pull out of a spot
or change lanes without ever seeing the motorcyclist. They are not expecting
to come into contact with a motorcycle rider.
This type of situation can lead to a devastating fate for the rider and
their passengers. If a bike is forced over onto its side or hit with serious
force, the driver can be dragged along the cement for yards and yards
or sent flying off of the bike into midair.
Who is at fault?
Most people do not think highly of motorcyclists because of their dangerous
choice in transportation but riding is a luxury, a hobby and a cheap means
of transport for many drivers. Many judges and jurors will hear a claim
and automatically assume that the motorcycle rider must have been speeding
or breaking the law is some way, shape or form.
Studies show that in most cases, it is the car at fault and we feel it
is our duty to educate the juries of this misconception. We will go above
and beyond to prove their negligence by revisiting the crime scene, interviewing
witnesses and gathering evidence that will support your case.
Motorcyclists involved in an accident may accrue serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Damage to the muscles and connective tissues
- Severe "road rash," burns and lacerations
- Head injury
- Brain damage
Kitsap County Personal Injury Lawyer
If you do not file your claim within a certain time frame then you will
lose your right to sue and retain payment. The clock begins ticking the
day of that your injury occurred and then the statute of limitations becomes
relevant. In Washington Code 4.16.080 (2011) states that the
personal injury claim must be made within three years of the incident and a one year limit
for slander or libel. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured
in a motorcycle accident then you should take immediate action and
call our firm today for a free consultation.
We serve clients in Kitsap County, as well as Clallam County and Jefferson County.