When you head out on the roads of Mukilteo on your motorcycle, you don’t expect to wind up in the back of an ambulance because of an accident. However, it’s the risk you take when riding a motorcycle. It doesn’t have to be this way if other motorists paid more attention to motorcycles on the roads, but it just isn’t that simple. A Mukilteo motorcycle accident attorney from Russell & Hill, PLLC, can investigate your case and fight for your right to compensation if injured in a motorcycle accident.
Motorcycle accidents have been deadly in Washington even though motorcycle riders make up just three percent of the total motoring public. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission reports that between 2013 and 2017 there were a total of 2,550 traffic fatalities and 378 of them were caused by motorcycle accidents, which computes to 15 percent of all fatal traffic accidents. In that same period, serious motorcycle accidents accounted for 19 percent of all serious accidents in the state.
Mukilteo motorcycle accidents can lead to serious and deadly injuries. The victim of a motorcycle accident isn’t the only person who is impacted. The victim’s family will also suffer for years if the victim was paralyzed or killed in the crash. Other injuries caused by motorcycle accidents include the following:
Victims of motorcycle accidents caused by others should not have to pay for their medical expenses. They also shouldn’t be made to struggle to pay the bills if they can no longer work because of their injuries. That’s why it is imperative you speak with an experienced Mukilteo motorcycle accident attorney from Russell & Hill soon after being injured in a motorcycle accident.
The victim of a motorcycle accident is well within their rights to file a lawsuit for the injuries suffered in an accident. You only have three years from the date of the accident to file the lawsuit for compensation under the Washington statute of limitations. If you file the lawsuit after the three-year period, the court will likely dismiss the case, preventing you from obtaining compensation for your injuries.
If you decide to file a lawsuit for compensation, you can seek damages for the following:
You do not have to fight alone when injured in a motorcycle accident in Washington. The experienced Mukilteo motorcycle accident attorney from Russell & Hill will investigate the accident, collect evidence, interview witnesses, and build a case to help you obtain compensation for your injuries. We understand what it takes to get your medical bills paid, and we will help find all of the insurance available for your claim. We know how to get you the most money! Call the office of Russell & Hill at 800-529-0842, or complete a contact form to schedule a consultation today.