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Motorcycles are popular with many Arlington residents. However, motorcyclists are vulnerable to serious injuries in an accident with a negligent driver. If you or a loved one are injured in a motorcycle crash and need assistance, Russell & Hill, PLLC is here to help. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will investigate the incident and work to secure the compensation you deserve. Call us today when you need an motorcycle accident attorney.

Motorcycle crashes happen in Washington

When we turn to the Washington State Department of Transportation, we can see that motorcycle accidents are not uncommon in the state. During the latest reporting year, we know that there were 2,137 total motorcycle crashes that resulted in:

  • 76 fatal crashes
  • 375 suspected serious injury crashes
  • 647 suspected minor injury crashes
  • 652 possible injury crashes

Looking at those numbers, we can see just how vulnerable motorcyclists are. Nearly every crash results in an injury or fatality for the motorcyclist.

How severe are these incidents?

Injuries from motorcycle crashes range in severity. It is not uncommon for our Arlington motorcycle accident lawyers to encounter the following injuries when working with clients:

  • Broken and dislocated bones
  • Severe lacerations
  • Severe road rash
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions

Even when a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet and other protective gear, these injuries are still common, and they all require extensive medical care for the injured cyclist. In some cases, a victim is disabled temporarily or permanently and cannot return to work. They will lose the income they need to pay for not only their medical bills but also their regular household expenses.

What causes motorcycle crashes in Arlington?

Unfortunately, many passenger vehicle drivers fail to give motorcyclists the space they deserve on the roadway or fail to even notice the cyclist at all. This commonly leads to failure-to-yield crashes and rear-end crashes.

Motorcyclists are also more vulnerable to injuries in crashes caused by:

  • Drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Distracted drivers
  • Drivers who speed or operate recklessly

It is time to move your case forward

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by another person’s careless or negligent actions, please seek legal assistance immediately. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we have the experience you need for this case. We will investigate what happened and work with the insurance carriers to ensure you receive a fair settlement for the following:

  • Coverage of medical expenses
  • Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Coverage of physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages

If necessary, we will seek punitive damages against a grossly negligent party. We understand that many insurance carriers have an unwarranted bias toward motorcyclists, often attempting to pin the blame on the actions of the operator. We will ensure you are treated fairly.

When you need an Arlington motorcycle accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.

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