Russell & Hill, PLLC

In 2017, there were 2,124 motorcycle accidents in the state of Washington and 31 of them occurred in Federal Way. Overall, there were 82 accident fatalities and many more injuries that resulted in these motorcycle accidents. Federal Way motorcycle accident attorneys with Russell & Hill, PLLC have fought for and succeeded in securing financial recoveries for our motorcycle accident clients who were injured due to someone else’s fault. Whether dangerous road conditions caused you to lose control of your bike and crash or a careless or aggressive driver caused your accident, you deserve to recover for your resulting injuries and damages.

Two vehicle motorcycle accidents

See below for common causes and factors in motorcycle accidents that involve more than one motor vehicle.

  • Distracted drivers – Unfortunately, even laws prohibiting texting and emailing from smartphones while driving do not stop some drivers and serious accidents often occur due to distracted drivers.
  • Negligent drivers – Drivers who are careless in not checking their blind spots before making lane changes, not looking out for motorcycles before entering a street, or cutting off motorcycles when making a turn are often common causes of motorcycle accidents.
  • Speed and alcohol – Speed and alcohol are (separately or together) frequent factors in serious and fatal motorcycle accidents.
  • Aggressive drivers – Motorcycle accidents result when aggressive drivers follow or pass too close to a motorcycle or intentionally crowd a motorcyclist’s lane.
  • Poor visibility – When rain, fog, and other weather related elements create poor visibility conditions, other drivers may not notice motorcycles on the road.

Single vehicle accidents

It is not uncommon for motorcycle accidents to occur when a motorcycle is the only vehicle involved in the accident. Roads should be properly designed and maintained and when dangerous conditions present themselves on the road, there should either be adequate warnings or they should be repaired immediately. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. See below for some common single vehicle motorcycle accident scenarios.

  • Defects in the road – Defects due to poor maintenance and dangerous conditions such as potholes, erosion, or gravel are commonly present in single vehicle motorcycle accidents.
  • Inadequate warnings – Motorcycle accidents can occur because of inadequate signage that fails to warn of road dangers ahead such as sharp curves and turns.
  • Poor lighting – Poor road lighting is especially dangerous for motorcyclists when it results in them being unable to see the road.

Injuries and damages

Our Federal Way motorcycle accident attorneys know all too well that motorcycle injuries can be life changing, including broken bones, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, loss of limbs, and other serious injuries even death. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, contact motorcycle accident experts at Russell & Hill, PLLC to schedule a consultation. When you have been injured, you deserve a full recovery that may include property damage, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, medical bills, and future medical bills when injuries require long term treatment and care.

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