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Rainy Conditions Could Lead to Tragic Motorcycle Crashes

Rainy weather can be dangerous for all types of motor vehicles, but motorcyclists are especially susceptible to hazards. Motorcyclists lack the same protections as a passenger vehicle and it is easier to lose control of a smaller motorcycle than a larger, heavier car. With rain, several hazards make riding a motorcycle more dangerous than before.

Understanding Internal Injuries after Motorcycle Accident

Washington motorcycle accident victims can sustain very serious injuries. Cuts, bruises, and broken bones are common after these collisions. However, not all injuries are obvious immediately after the accident. Internal injuries are extremely dangerous, but symptoms may not appear for hours after the collision. Without prompt medical attention, these injuries can be fatal. It is

Knee, Joints & Torn Ligaments After a Motorcycle Accident

Injuries in the lower extremities, such as the knees, legs, and hips, are very common during motorcycle accidents. Although these injuries are often nonfatal, damage to the knees, joints, and ligaments can be very painful and result in permanent complications. Lower extremity injury can also lead to costly medical care, lengthy recovery times, and significant

A Motorcycle Accident Can Result in Fractured or Broken Bones

Motorcycle accidents often result in very severe injuries. Cars have large, metal bodies that protect drivers and the passengers inside. Motorcyclists lack that same protection and are more susceptible to injury during a collision. In many cases, motorcyclists sustain fractured or broken bones in an accident, which can take months to heal. Broken Bones in

How Can I Ride Safely with a Passenger?

Many Washington motorcyclists enjoy riding with a passenger, either on the back of the motorcycle or a sidecar. When you bring a passenger along for a ride, however, there are several safety considerations that you both need to know. Always Follow the Law Washington has several laws that apply to motorcyclists and their passengers. For

Does Inattentional Blindness Put Motorcyclists at Risk?

Motorcycle accidents can happen for several reasons. Poor weather or bad road conditions can lead to a collision. In many cases, drivers claim that they didn’t see the motorcyclist on the road until it was too late. In these situations, inattentional blindness may be responsible. This neurological phenomenon occurs when people fail to see objects

Collisions with Parked Cars While on a Motorcycle

Motorcycle accidents can happen for multiple reasons. Speeding vehicles, distracted drivers, poor road conditions, and even dangerous weather can result in a collision. In fact, a parked car could be responsible for a motorcycle accident. Careless drivers can open their doors into traffic, causing a motorcyclist to collide with their vehicle. In these situations, you

Motorcycle Riding Under the Influence

Driving while under the influence is extremely dangerous and reckless. Alcohol and drugs inhibit many of the functions that we need to drive safely, such as concentration, judgement, and motor skills. In accidents involving motorcycles, driving under the influence can result in catastrophic injuries and devastating fatalities. If you have been injured in an accident,

What Is a No-Contact Motorcycle Accident?

A motorcycle accident can occur for several reasons, including a driver’s failure to yield the right of way, distracted driving, speeding, and other types of negligent driving behaviors. Although many of these accidents involve a direct collision, not all motorcycle crashes are caused by an impact. In some cases, a driver’s actions cause a motorcyclist

What to Do Following a Hit and Run Motorcycle Accident in Washington

A motorcycle accident can be very scary. You may wonder if you have serious injuries, worry about paying for losses like medical care or property repairs, and feel confused about how the accident happened. These worries can feel heightened if the accident was a hit and run. If you are involved in a hit-and-run motorcycle