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Motorcycle Accidents

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How Old Do You Have to Be to Ride on the Back of a Motorcycle?

Motorcycles, like all motorized vehicles, are prone to accidents. Because of the size and lack of protection that motorcycles have when compared to cars, these accidents can be very severe and can often lead to fatalities. While the minimum age to ride on the back of a motorcycle in Washington is five years old, many

Is Motorcycle Insurance Required in Washington?

Effective July 28, 2019, motorcycle drivers are required to carry liability coverage and proof of insurance.  Motorcyclists are no longer exempt from Washington State’s mandatory automobile insurance law. Now that Washington requires motorcycle accident insurance, the only remaining state in the union to not require motorcycle insurance is Florida. What are the Motorcycle Insurance Requirements

Grass Clippings Pose Hazard to Motorcyclist Safety

Dumping grass clippings in the road after mowing the lawn is more than just an eyesore – it is a hazard that is against the law in some cities and states. Grass clippings are a serious safety threat to motorcyclists in Washington. Going through grass clippings is the equivalent of hitting black ice, according to

Is Lane Splitting Legal in Washington State?

It is a common sight on Washington highways – motorcycles, zipping between two slow-moving lanes of traffic. So common, in fact, that the topic is often up for debate. Is lane splitting legal in Washington state? If you ride a motorcycle and had a collision while lane splitting, you may still receive some compensation for your

PTSD After a Motorcycle Accident

If you were recently in a motorcycle accident, your physical recovery is likely at the forefront of your mind. However, some motorcycle accident victims continue to experience the circumstances of the accident long after the physical injuries heal. In some cases, motorcycle accident victims can even develop post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. In fact, nearly