There are plenty of motorcyclists in and around Everett, Washington. However, we also know that motorcyclists are more vulnerable than those inside traditional passenger vehicles. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident due to the careless or negligent actions of another driver, the team at Russell & Hill, PLLC is ready to help. Our motorcycle crash attorneys in Everett will get to work investigating your case in order to secure the compensation you are entitled to.
UNDERSTANDING THE SEVERITY OF THESE CRASHES
Motorcycle accidents are frequently devastating for riders and their passengers. There is very little protection for a cyclist in a crash. During the latest reporting year in this state, the Washington Department of Transportation says that there were 2,137 motorcycle accidents. Out of those incidents, there were 76 fatalities and more than 1,600 injuries. Looking at those numbers, we can see that a significant percentage of reported accidents result in injuries or fatalities.
HOW CAN AN ATTORNEY HELP THESE CRASHES?
Just like other car accidents, securing compensation can be complicated. It is important to understand that insurance carriers have one goal in mind – to limit the amount of money they pay out in a settlement. This is especially true when you file a claim against an at-fault party’s insurance carrier.
Securing an attorney is the best course of action if another driver struck you when you were on your motorcycle. Most injured individuals do not have the resources or experience necessary to properly investigate their case and secure maximum compensation.
A skilled Everett motorcycle accident lawyer will be able to handle every aspect of your case, even before you file a lawsuit. Your attorney will jump in as soon as you start working on a settlement with an insurer. Your attorney will handle the initial negotiations and try to work on obtaining a fair settlement. If an adequate settlement cannot be agreed upon, then your attorney will be ready to prepare for trial.
These cases will require an attorney to conduct a thorough investigation into your crash, gathering all evidence from the incident (video and photo surveillance, eyewitness statements, accident reports, etc.). Your attorney will also ensure that a medical expert fully assesses your injuries to determine the extent of your losses.
LET US WORK TO SECURE THE COMPENSATION YOU NEED
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the carelessness or negligence of another person, contact an attorney today. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we are going to investigate your case and get to work securing the compensation you are entitled to, which can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the motorcycle crash
- Lost wages and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent driver