Seattle Single Vehicle Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Collisions Involving a Single Motorcyclist
When you ride your motorcycle, you're the opposite of a daredevil speedster. Not only do you wear full gear, but you also respect the rules of the road and keep safety in mind every time you ride. Yet, you are now in a bind because you've been in a single vehicle motorcycle accident. The opposing insurance company is placing the blame squarely on you, stereotyping you as a reckless rider. However, you are sure that another party is at fault.
But what can you do? How can you defend your right to recover damages against the insurance company's disputes? After all, a lot of bias is working against you.
The dedicated Washington single vehicle motorcycle accident attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S can help. We are committed to protecting the rights of motorcyclists and will fight aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve. To learn more about your legal rights and options in a free consultation, contact us today.
Speak with an experienced Seattle motorcycle accident attorney about your single vehicle crash. Call (425) 228-3860.
Proving Your Side of the Story in Washington
You may be completely honest in your account of the accident, but you will not be able to get the compensation you are entitled to unless you are able to present evidence that supports your side of the story. An attorney can help you investigate the circumstances of your accident and gather strong supporting evidence, such as:
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Expert testimony
- Pictures and videos
Remember, evidence tends to fade with time, so it is in your best interests to consult with a motorcycle crash lawyer right away. Also, keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations for your claim, and if you miss it, you will forfeit your right to pursue compensation.
Washington Motorcycle Accident Recoveries
- $225,000 recovery for motorcycle accident .
- $175,000 recovery for a man who suffered injuries when a car swerved and knocked him off his motorcycle.
Causes of Single Vehicle Motorcycle Accidents
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), approximately half of all motorcyclist deaths involve just the motorcycle and no other vehicle. While many of these incidents can be attributed to error on the part of the motorcyclist (primarily speeding and drunken driving), a significant portion of such cases involve the following conditions:
- Defective roadways, inadequate signage, or bad lighting
- Mechanical malfunction due to defective motorcycle parts
- Motorist caused the collision to occur without actually making contact
- Adverse weather
These conditions generally indicate third party liability. In other words, if your accident occurred due to a dangerous road hazard, a mechanical function, or a reckless driver, it may be wise for you to seek the assistance of an experienced legal professional.
Call Us at (425) 228-3860 or (888) 228-3860 Today
Contact Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. and our hardworking Seattle injury attorneys will start investigating your case right away. Using the full extent of our abilities, we will negotiate a full and fair settlement with the insurance company. We are also willing to fight for you in court, if necessary. Contact our office if you have any questions regarding your case and one of our dedicated legal team members will provide you with the answers you need.
- Motorcycles and ATVs Stats 2016 (Single and Multiple Vehicle Accidents) - IIHS
- Fatal Single Vehicle Motorcycle Crashes (2001) - NHTSA