Renton Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

Compensation for Motorcyclist Injuries

Whenever the weather is beautiful, people take to the outdoors. The bicycles, all terrain vehicles (ATV), or motorcycles those living in Renton do not use during the rainy season, are taken out of storage and are put on the road. Although often an exhilarating and economical means of transport, motorcycles also present several risks to riders due to the lack of protection that passenger vehicles and large trucks provide.

Washington has a universal helmet law in which all motorcyclists are required to wear a certified helmet by the manufacturer as meeting the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) standards outlined in 49 CFR 571.218. Unfortunately, even when a motorcyclist wears a helmet and is involved in a crash caused by another's negligence, he or she may suffer a serious traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other injuries, such as spinal cord injury, broken bones, and bone fractures.

Staying Aware of Potential Dangers

The majority of motorcycle collisions seem to occur during the summer months as more people take to the roads for pleasure or instead of using passenger vehicles, which are more appropriate to the colder/wetter months. Also, while drugs, alcohol, or simple inattention contribute to the incidents of motorcycle (as well as other) accidents, a substantial factor is the day (more taking place on the weekend when pleasure riding may be more frequent) as well as the time of day. A majority of motorcycle collisions occur between 3pm and 11:59pm, with the most concentration of accidents occurring between 3pm and 9pm in the summer months when the sun can adversely impact a driver's ability to properly see the road, and, by extension, to see a smaller vehicle such as a motorcycle utilizing that same road.

Overcoming the Difficulties Ahead

One of the greatest challenges after a motorcycle collision is dealing with the insurance companies. You may think that the insurance company is on your side, but these entities commonly have their bottom line in mind. In many instances, injured motorcyclists or family members of a wrongful death victim will be faced with deceptive practices by the insurance company to deny or delay a rightful claim or offer a low settlement amount. An attorney with experience handling motorcycle accidents will be able to help your family through this part of the claims process as well as many other aspects.

Renton Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Helping Our Clients Recover

Whatever the factor(s) contributing to the motorcycle crash which caused the injury of the rider, the most important thing is to rebound from those injuries. To do so, at times, in order to receive just compensation, legal representation is required. This is especially the case for a family that has lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash caused by negligence. Pursuing a claim can help offset lost earnings, funeral expenses, and other damages.

The experienced and compassionate Renton auto accident attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. can apprise you of your rights in such a situation and work with you to obtain justice for you. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a motorcycle collision, call us for a free consultation at (888) 228-3860. We can help you build a strong case against negligent parties so that you can recover full and just compensation.

Motorcycle Accident Recoveries

  • $225,000 recovery for motorcycle accident leg fracture.

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Our Case Results

Degloving Injury$2,400,000
Degloving Injury
from defective power winch.
Wrongful Death$1,925,000
Wrongful Death
from head-on van accident.
Rollover Accident$1,925,000
Rollover Accident
resulting in wrongful death.
Wrongful Death$1,625,000
Wrongful Death
from highway design defect.
Car Accident$595,000
Car Accident
injuries to 47-year-old woman.
Wrongful Death$460,695
Wrongful Death
oncoming traffic accident.
Rear-End Collision$450,000
Rear-End Collision
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$390,000
Car Accident
resulting in fractured leg.
Car Sideswipe$390,000
Car Sideswipe
resulting in injured back.
Head-On Collision$372,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in fractured pelvis.
Car Accident$360,000
Car Accident
resulting in lower back injury.
Car Accident$275,000
Car Accident
resulting in jaw fracture.
Overturned Truck$230,000
Overturned Truck
resulting in broken ribs.
Head-On Collision$230,000
Head-On Collision
resulting in shoulder injury.
Motorcycle Accident$225,000
Motorcycle Accident
resulting in leg fracture.

Written by Joseph Pendergast, this book is designed to help people who have suffered a personal injury understand their rights and the steps to take to be sure they get the compensation they deserve.

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