Motorcycle Accident Lawyers – Seattle, Washington
Motorcycle accidents have the highest percentage of serious injury and fatalities of all accidents. Statistics show that over 77% of motorcyclists are struck in the front of their bike and only a mere 7% are struck from behind with over 80% of all motorcycle crashes resulting in injury or death.
Inattentive Driving resulting in Motorcycle Accident
Many times drivers fail to see a motorcyclist before colliding, and this results in a high level of impact being delivered directly on the body causing serious injury, permanent disability and even death. An alarming 2,000 deaths occur each year as a result of motorcycle collisions. At Phillips Law Firm we handle motorcycle accident claims on a daily basis. For many years have been helping our clients and their families get the compensation they deserve for their accidents. We want to help take care of your legal troubles as soon as possible so you can focus on healing.
When riding a motorcycle you are susceptible to various types of injuries including:
Biker’s Arm Injury
When a motorcyclist falls the upper arm might receive the majority of the impact. Biker’s Arm is nerve damage and paralysis of the arm caused from the initial fall off of the bike during an accident.
Broken Bones Injury
Elbows, shoulder breaks, and pelvic fractures are the most common types of broken bone injuries in a motorcycle accident. Finger, wrist, knee, and spinal fractures are less common breaks but can lead to permanent disability or permanent loss of motion (paralysis).
Brain Damage Injury
Concussions and brain damage occur when the head violently makes contact with the inside of the helmet or the ground. Depending on the severity of the bleeding and swelling in the brain, head injuries can lead to permanent paralysis and loss of brain function. Motorcycle riders can reduce the risk of death by 37% percent by wearing a protective helmet.
Road Rash Injury
Road rash occurs when the body slides across the pavement. Leather jackets, reinforced denim or other thick, durable and motorcycle-specific material between the rider’s body and the cement can reduce the risk of road rash by over 50%.
Permanent Disfigurement Injury
When unprotected skin slides across the ground or makes impact with an object the risk of permanent disfigurement arises. Over 35% percent of all motorcycle crashes result in major impact on the face, causing permanent disfigurement if the rider is not wearing a full-face protective helmet.
Poor road maintenance, defective motorcycle components, lack of visibility to other drivers, collision avoidance, stationary objects, and inattentive drunk drivers are the most common factors in a motorcycle accident occurrence. Despite common belief (especially in the Washington State) weather is not a common factor. Failing to break, over-breaking and lack of ability to counter-steer can leave motorcyclist in a serious accident.
With you as our client it is our job to asses all injuries, medical bills (surgeries, medications, etc.), physical pain, mental suffering and lost income after an accident. While we realize that no amount of monetary justice can replace your loss, we can help you recover money from insurance companies to compensate you. You are an innocent injured party and we are here to help you handle the insurance companies so you can focus on getting your life back.
Many motorcycle accident victims feel anger and depression as a result of their injuries. Looming medical bills, loss of mobility and physical therapy sessions can leave you feeling discouraged and angry about what happened to you. Now that you’ve found us, your stress and anxiety can be easier to manage.
Our Phillips Law Firm motorcycle accident attorneys are dedicated in their understanding of insurance policies and provisions, motorcycle regulations, and the need to have an investigator on the scene as soon as possible. We help our clients get the most for their injury claims because we are extremely proficient in this practice.
Compensation and Justice You Deserve for your Motorcycle Accident
It is our job to asses all injuries, medical bills (surgeries, medications, etc.), physical pain, mental suffering and lost income after an accident. While we realize that no amount of monetary justice can replace your loss, we can help you recover money from insurance companies to compensate you. You are an innocent injured party and we are here to help you handle the insurance companies so you can focus on getting your life back.
Get started with your Free Motorcycle Accident Case Evaluation!
At Phillips Law Firm our motorcycle accident attorneys are dedicated to getting you justice and compensation you deserve. Call Phillips Law Firm at 1-800-708-6000, we are waiting to assist you 24/7, offering a free case evaluation. Remember our no fee promise. If we do not recover anything for you, you do not owe us an attorney fee. For more information and frequently asked questions please visit our FAQ page.