A motorcycle provides little to no protection for the driver and if a rider is involved in a collision with a truck or another car there is a very low chance of survival. The same scenario has happened on many occasions, cars turn a corner, pull out of a spot or change lanes without ever seeing the motorcyclist. If a bike is forced over onto its side or hit with serious force, the driver can be dragged along the cement for yards and yards or sent flying off of the bike into midair.
Most people do not think highly of motorcyclists because of their dangerous choice in transportation but riding is a luxury, a hobby and a cheap means of transport for many drivers. Many judges and jurors will hear a claim and automatically assume that the motorcycle rider must have been speeding or breaking the law is some way, shape or form. Studies show that in most cases, it is the car at fault and we feel it is our duty to educate the juries of this misconception.
Motorcyclists involved in an accident may accrue serious injuries including:
Damage to the muscles and connective tissues
Severe “road rash,” burns and lacerations
If you do not file your claim within a certain time frame then you will lose your right to sue and retain payment. The clock begins ticking the day of that your injury occurred and then the statute of limitations becomes relevant. In Washington Code 4.16.080 (2011) states that the personal injury claim must be made within three years of the incident and a one year limit for slander or libel. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident then you should take immediate action and call our firm today for a free consultation.