Motorcycle Accidents

Every year in Spokane, there are thousands of motor vehicle accidents reported. When a motorcycle accident occurs, the motorcyclist and any passengers are at severe risk of injury, especially when the accident occurs at high speeds. If you have been in a motorcycle accident in Spokane and have suffered injuries and losses, or if you are the family member of a motorcyclist who has been killed,  our Spokane injury attorneys at the office of Albrecht Law, PLLC want to help.

Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle riders are at increased risk of injury and death due to their exposure to dangerous elements. In fact, motorcyclists are 27 more times likely to die in a crash than someone riding in a passenger vehicle. The blunt impact from a collision can throw a driver causing road rash, disfigurement, broken bones, puncture wounds, spinal cord injuries and paralysis.

A motorcycle wreck can happen if you go too fast around a corner or hit a rough patch of sand or gravel. In most cases, however, motorcyclists end up getting hit by a car or truck. The most common motorcycle crashes occur when:

  • a left-turning car strikes the motorcycle when the motorcycle is either going straight through an intersection or attempting to pass the car,
  • a car changes lanes and sideswipes into motorcycle,
  • a car rear-ends a motorcycle,
  • driver of another vehicle is intoxicated, and
  • motorcycle contains a defective or dangerous vehicle part.

Determining Fault in a Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle accidents are almost always the fault of one of the parties involved in the crash. Some of the most common acts of driver error that lead to motorcycle crashes include:

  • Speeding;
  • Drunk driving;
  • Driving while distracted;
  • Failing to yield;
  • Illegally changing lanes; and 
  • Driving aggressively. 

Our lawyers will work hard to determine fault and gather evidence to support our conclusion. 

Your Rights After a Motorcycle Crash

When the negligence of another driver causes you harm, you maintain the right to bring forth a claim for compensation against the at-fault driver’s insurance policy, against the driver themselves, or against your own insurance company.  In order to preserve your right to compensation, it is important that you take certain steps after an accident, including:

  • Filing an accident report with the proper authorities;
  • Seeking medical care;
  • Getting the other driver’s information; and
  • Notifying your insurance company. 

Insurance companies often take a harsh stance against motorcyclists branding them as “daredevils” and therefore partially at-fault for collisions. The motorcycle accident lawyers at Albrecht Law will rigorously investigate the facts of the crash and gather evidence and witness testimony to build a strong case. You shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden of someone else’s mistake. Let us help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

How Our Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Can Help You

Those involved in motorcycle accidents often suffer serious injuries.  For those who suffered serious injuries, recovering one’s full compensation award is critical for the future. Our lawyers are passionate about helping you navigate the claims process, prove the fault of the responsible party, understand your right to compensation and the value of your claim, and negotiate with an insurance party to get the settlement that you deserve.

We can also negotiate your medical debt, work with healthcare providers to ensure that you get treatment even if you cannot pay upfront, and pursue litigation on your behalf if necessary. It’s important that you act quickly – the statute of limitations in Washington is just three years from the date of your accident. 

Call Albrecht Law in Spokane, WA Today

It can be difficult to file a claim after a motorcycle accident, especially if you are severely harmed and dealing with physical and psychological injuries. When you call our law firm, we will sit down with you to discuss your case free of charge, without any obligation to hire our firm. If you do decide to hire our firm for representation, we will start working on your case immediately. We always work on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t owe us a cent unless your case is successful.

To learn more about your rights after a Spokane motorcycle crash, please call our Spokane accident lawyers directly today or send us a message telling us more about your accident. We offer consultations based on your schedule and can travel to your location–including a hospital room–if needed.

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