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Redmond Motorcycle Accident Attorney
Redmond is a beautiful part of the country for motorcyclists, especially during the warmer summer months. Unfortunately, it’s not always the safest place for vulnerable motorcyclists. Distracted drivers, unsafe roadways, and bad weather can compromise motorcyclist safety. In 2015, 2,208 motorcyclists were involved in fatal/injury collisions in the state of Washington.
If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident in Redmond or the surrounding area, contact Colburn Law to learn your rights. You could be eligible for financial compensation through either an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. If you lost a loved one, your family could receive wrongful death recovery from the at-fault party. Initial case reviews at our firm are always free.
Washington Motorcycle Crash Facts
The Evergreen State offers plenty of opportunities for motorcyclists to explore protected national forests, rural roads, and intercity highways in the summertime. Yet motorcyclists only make up 4% of Washington’s registered vehicles. Despite such low vehicle counts, motorcycles accounted for a surprising 14% of traffic accident fatalities from 2013 to 2017. Motorcycle accident data for 2016 shows 81 rider fatalities in Washington, or 15% of total traffic deaths. Why do so many motorcycle crashes happen? The following are common causes:
- Driver negligence. Despite Washington having some of the most restrictive cellphone laws in the country, negligent drivers text and talk on handheld cellphones behind the wheel every day. Distracted drivers are extremely dangerous to motorcyclists in Redmond, and could be legally responsible for related accidents.
- Dangerous road conditions. Slippery or icy roads, potholes, debris, loose gravel, broken traffic lights, concealed safety signs, animals crossing, and unsafe construction zones can all cause preventable motorcycle accidents. The city could be liable for these accidents if it negligently failed to prevent or remedy them.
- Motorcyclist error. Lower your risk of serious injury by obeying roadway rules, wearing a helmet, and practicing defensive driving. Always assume drivers don’t see you. Stay safe by being predictable and as visible as possible. Washington is a comparative negligence state, meaning you can recover damages even if partially at fault for the crash.
Never admit fault for a motorcycle accident in Redmond. Instead, call the police and wait for them to conduct an official investigation. Give your side of events to the responding officer and request medical care for injuries. Go to the hospital even if you don’t feel injured. You could have a traumatic brain injury, such as bleeding in the brain, with delayed symptoms. As soon as you’re able, contact Colburn Law to discuss your case.
Why Hire a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Redmond?
Insurance claims adjusters, police officers, and even judges can have unfair biases against motorcyclists that impede your ability to recover financial compensation. They may try to limit your recovery by alleging that you assumed certain risks – such as risks of serious bodily injuries – by riding a motorcycle instead of driving a passenger vehicle. Prejudices against motorcyclists could destroy your chances of a fair recovery award. A lawyer can help.
Hiring a lawyer from Colburn Law to represent you during insurance settlement negotiations and/or a personal injury trial can make all the difference. Instead of going it alone, you’ll have an experienced legal representative by your side. Our attorneys have years of experience handling complex auto, motorcycle, and pedestrian accident claims in Washington. We’ll fight aggressively for your rights and for full damage recovery.
With our help, you could obtain a financial award to make up for medical expenses, lost wages, property repairs, and pain and suffering. We know how to litigate motorcycle accident claims to our clients’ best interests. We take cases on a contingency basis, meaning you won’t have to pay anything if we don’t win your case. Don’t wait. Contact us today to learn your rights after a disastrous motorcycle accident in Redmond.