Motorcyclists have very little protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them. When a collision occurs, a motorcyclist typically sustains two major impacts – one with the vehicle and one with the ground. Both of these impacts can cause severe injuries. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our motorcycle accident lawyers have experience helping clients who have sustained the following:
There may be various parties that could be held liable in the aftermath of a motorcycle crash. In some cases, the motorcyclist is at fault for the incident. However, our attorneys often discover that drivers inside traditional passenger vehicles fail to respect the rights of motorcyclists on the roadways in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. Drivers can be held responsible if their actions cause harm to a motorcyclist. We regularly discover that these accidents are caused by the following types of driver behavior:
It is important for injured motorcyclists to know that they have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit in these cases. Each state is allowed to set deadlines for filing a motorcycle accident claim. In Washington, the personal injury statute of limitations is three years from the date an injury occurs. However, in Idaho and Oregon, the personal injury statute of limitations is only two years from the date injury occurs.
If a motorcyclist fails to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party within their respective state’s statute of limitation time frame, they will lose the ability to recover the compensation they deserve.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the actions of another driver, let the personal injury attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC help you today. We have extensive resources and experience that we can bring to your case in order to fully investigate what happened, determine liability, and secure the compensation you need. This can include:
Motorcycle accidents often result in devastating injuries for motorcyclists and their passengers. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents caused by the careless or negligent actions of other drivers are far too common in and around our area. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we are standing by to help if you need a Washington motorcycle accident attorney. We understand the challenges these cases present, so let us conduct an investigation into the incident, determine liability, and help obtain full compensation for your losses.