Motorcycles and their riders are at a big disadvantage on the roadways of Bremerton, and because of this, harrowing motorcycle accidents are not unheard of in our local area. Operators of motorcycles are traveling amid traffic without any outside protection for their bodies; just one clip by a passing motorist and the motorcyclist is in for serious injuries. Although motorcyclists usually wear safety gear and helmets, these afford little in the way of safeguards for the motorcyclist should a worst-case scenario unfold. Even low-speed impacts of car versus motorcycle tend to end poorly, with the motorcyclist often barely escaping with his life, and sadly, sometimes dying at the scene. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a motorcycle accident through no fault of your own, Russell and Hill can help you hold the at-fault party responsible and help you collect damages for your injuries.
There are a number of incidents that can result in a motorcycle accident. The most common causes of motorcycle accidents are as follows:
Like all personal injury claims in Washington State, motorcycle accident claims must be filed within three years of the date of your motorcycle injury. Claims filed after that date are inadmissible in civil court under the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits. For this reason, speaking with our Bremerton motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible following your injury is important. Give us a call to set up your free case evaluation today; we can help you weigh your legal options and determine the best course forward for your particular situation.