Going for a ride on your motorcycle should not end in tragedy, but the sad fact of the matter is that it often happens for dozens of people every year in Washington. In fact, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission reports that between 2013 and 2017 there were 378 motorcycle accident fatalities during those years. Don’t become a statistic: ride safe and ride smart at all times. If you are injured, call an Edmonds motorcycle accident attorney from Russell & Hill to discuss your case.

Why Are Motorcycle Accidents so Dangerous?

Motorcycle accidents pose a serious threat to riders no matter how experienced they are or how safely they ride. There’s only so much a motorcycle rider can do to prevent being involved in an accident, especially when other motorists are impaired, tired, distracted, or reckless when behind the wheel.

Motorcycle accidents cause such serious injuries because of the lack of protection for the rider compared to being in a traditional car, truck, or SUV. When a motorcycle rider is thrown from a bike, he or she can suffer traumatic injuries to their brain, torso, and internal organs. There’s zero protection available for motorcycle riders, exposing them to the dangers all around them at all times.

What Types of Injuries Are Caused by Motorcycle Accidents?

Victims of Edmonds motorcycle accidents often find themselves battling the following injuries, all of which can be severe:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Road rash
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal bleeding or damage to your organs
  • Concussions

Even the most minor of motorcycle accidents can lead to serious injuries. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the crash, including the following:

  • How the accident occurred
  • The speed at which the collision occurred
  • If the motorcycle rider was wearing a helmet
  • How far the rider was thrown from the motorcycle
  • If the rider went through a windshield or was thrown into another object

Compensation for Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Victims of Edmonds motorcycle accidents are within their rights to file a lawsuit against the negligent party that caused the accident. Victims have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit under Washington’s statute of limitations. You can obtain compensation for the following when injured in a motorcycle accident:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages (current and future)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Damage to your motorcycle and any other property damage

Contact Russell & Hill if Injured in a Motorcycle Accident

Being injured in a motorcycle accident can change your life in an instant. You might require multiple surgeries to fix your injuries, extensive physical therapy, and might not be able to return to work depending on the severity of the injuries. Our attorneys understand how to find ALL of the insurance money available and we will help you get your medical bills paid!

If you were injured in such an accident, it’s important for you to speak with an experienced Edmonds motorcycle accident attorney from Russell & Hill about your case. Call our office at 800-529-0842 or complete a contact form to schedule a consultation with a member of our team today.

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