Motorcycle accidents often result in devastating injuries for motorcyclists and their passengers. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents caused by the careless or negligent actions of other drivers are far too common in and around our area. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we are standing by to help if you need a Pacific Northwest motorcycle accident attorney. We understand the challenges these cases present, so let us conduct an investigation into the incident, determine liability, and help obtain full compensation for your losses.

Motorcyclists are vulnerable to severe injuries

Motorcyclists have very little protection from the force of a vehicle slamming into them. When a collision occurs, a motorcyclist typically sustains two major impacts – one with the vehicle and one with the ground. Both of these impacts can cause severe injuries. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our motorcycle accident lawyers have experience helping clients who have sustained the following:

  • Severe lacerations or road rash
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Crush injuries or amputations
  • Internal organ damage or internal bleeding
  • Spinal cord injuries with paralysis
  • Other severe back and neck injury
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions

Who can be held liable?

There may be various parties that could be held liable in the aftermath of a motorcycle crash. In some cases, the motorcyclist is at fault for the incident. However, our attorneys often discover that drivers inside traditional passenger vehicles fail to respect the rights of motorcyclists on the roadways in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon. Drivers can be held responsible if their actions cause harm to a motorcyclist. We regularly discover that these accidents are caused by the following types of driver behavior:

  • Drivers following a motorcyclist too closely
  • Drivers failing to use proper turn signals
  • Road rage incidents
  • Drivers operating impaired by alcohol or drugs
  • Drivers operating while distracted by a phone or another device

Deadline for filing a motorcycle accident claim

It is important for injured motorcyclists to know that they have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit in these cases. Each state is allowed to set deadlines for filing a motorcycle accident claim. In Washington, the personal injury statute of limitations is three years from the date an injury occurs. However, in Idaho and Oregon, the personal injury statute of limitations is only two years from the date injury occurs.

If a motorcyclist fails to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party within their respective state’s statute of limitation time frame, they will lose the ability to recover the compensation they deserve.

Call our Pacific Northwest motorcycle accident lawyer today

If you or somebody you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by the actions of another driver, let the attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC help you today. We have extensive resources and experience that we can bring to your case in order to fully investigate what happened, determine liability, and secure the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Complete coverage of your medical expenses
  • Lost income if you cannot work
  • Property damage expenses
  • Any household out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of quality of life damages

When you need a Pacific Northwest motorcycle accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 425-728-7467.

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