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Why Are Motorcycle Accident Claims So Difficult?

Posted on September 17, 2019Posted By Russell Hill

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle crash, you will want to know how to get compensation for all of your losses. However, navigating the process of insurance claims can be incredibly difficult. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we understand the elements of a motorcycle crash and are ready to help. We will investigate your crash and work to ensure you are treated fairly. This means getting the compensation you deserve. When you need a Seattle motorcycle accident attorney, call us today.

The motorcycle crash reality

Motorcycle crashes happen all the time. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, there were 2,137 motorcycle crashes during the latest reporting year of data available. Out of those incidents, there were:

  • 76 fatal crashes
  • 375 suspected serious injury crashes
  • 647 suspected minor injury crashes
  • 652 possible injury crashes

When you add up those numbers, you can see that nearly every motorcycle crash results in an injury or fatality to the motorcyclist.

Are these claims more difficult than other accident claims?

Those injured in a motorcycle crash can face an uphill battle when trying to secure compensation from insurance companies. Much of this has to do with the unwarranted bias towards motorcyclists. Many people tend to think of motorcyclists as reckless. This can cause their cases to be viewed with prejudice by insurance adjusters or potential jurors in a personal injury case. Yes, the insurance companies play into this prejudice and use it to offer low settlements.

The key to obtaining fair compensation in a motorcycle accident case is to secure legal assistance from an experienced motorcycle accident attorney. It is important that your attorney performs a full investigation of the crash in an effort to show that the other side was at fault.

Your attorney will work to obtain all evidence necessary to help you secure compensation. This can include:

  • Photographs or video surveillance from the scene
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Police reports
  • Medical records
  • And more

All of this will be used to show the insurance companies a complete picture of what happened. If they refuse a fair settlement in your case, it may be necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver or their insurance carrier.

Our team is ready to help you today

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle crash that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, please seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we are ready to get to work on your case. Let our qualified and experienced team investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you need, including:

  • Coverage of your medical bills
  • Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
  • General household expenses
  • Possible physical therapy expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Possible punitive damages against a negligent party

When you need a Seattle motorcycle accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.

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