The next time you get on your motorcycle and go for a ride in Stanwood, Washington, you might wind up in the hospital. It’s understandable that this might scare you, but riding a motorcycle is very dangerous no matter how safely you operate the bike. Other drivers don’t pay attention, drive drunk, drive with little sleep, and don’t always look twice for motorcycles. If you suffer an injury of any severity, you should speak to a Stanwood motorcycle accident attorney from Russell & Hill immediately.

What to Do Following a Motorcycle Accident

If you ever find yourself involved in a motorcycle accident in Stanwood, or anywhere else in Washington, be sure to do the following:

  • Remain at the scene even if the negligent party fled
  • Call 911
  • Move to a safe location away from oncoming traffic
  • If not seriously injured, take pictures of the scene (damage, injuries, road hazards, street signs, etc)
  • Talk to witnesses and get their contact information
  • Talk to the police
  • Accept medical treatment
  • Call Russell & Hill to discuss the accident

Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents

The injuries caused by Stanwood motorcycle accidents can range from minor to serious. Victims of motorcycle accidents can suffer injuries as minor as a few bruises to as serious as paralysis and death. Other injuries victims of motorcycle accidents can suffer include the following:

  • Road rash
  • Amputation
  • Concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Spinal cord injuries

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Victims of motorcycle accidents can file personal injury lawsuits to seek damages for their injuries. The lawsuit must be filed within the statute of limitations in order for it to move forward in court. In Washington, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is three years from the date of the accident that caused your injury.

Compensation for Motorcycle Accident Injuries

You can seek compensation for the following if injured in a Stanwood motorcycle accident:

  • Medical expenses, both past, and future
  • Pain and suffering
  • Current and future lost wages
  • Damage to your motorcycle

In cases of serious injury or if you suffer paralysis because of a motorcycle accident, you might have to renovate your home so that it is handicap accessible. Or, you might have to move to a long-term care facility if your paralysis is serious enough that you can no longer live alone. These long-term expenses should be paid by the at-fault party as well.

Schedule a Consultation with Russell & Hill Today

Suffering an injury in a Stanwood motorcycle accident can have an impact on your life and the life of your family. Going to work might not be as easy as it once was. You might have to renovate your home to make it handicap-accessible. You might have to pay thousands of dollars in medical expenses.

Our team will work diligently to make sure your medical bills get paid, and we know how to find ALL of the insurance available. We will help you get the most money for your claim. You have a right to seek compensation for your injuries from the negligent party. Call the office of Russell & Hill at 800-529-0842 or complete a contact form to schedule a consultation with a Stanwood motorcycle accident attorney. We will fight vehemently for your right to compensation.

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