Compensation For Motorcyclist Injuries In Renton
Whenever the weather is beautiful, people take to the outdoors. The bicycles, all terrain vehicles (ATV), or motorcycles those living in Renton do not use during the rainy season, are taken out of storage and are put on the road. Although often an exhilarating and economical means of transport, motorcycles also present several risks to riders due to the lack of protection that passenger vehicles and large trucks provide.
Washington has a universal helmet law in which all motorcyclists are required to wear a certified helmet by the manufacturer as meeting the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) standards outlined in 49 CFR 571.218. Unfortunately, even when a motorcyclist wears a helmet and is involved in a crash caused by another’s negligence, he or she may suffer a serious traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other injuries, such as spinal cord injury, broken bones and bone fractures.
Staying Aware Of Potential Dangers
The majority of motorcycle collisions seem to occur during the summer months as more people take to the roads for pleasure or instead of using passenger vehicles, which are more appropriate to the colder/wetter months. Also, while drugs, alcohol, or simple inattention contribute to the incidents of motorcycle (as well as other) accidents, a substantial factor is the day (more taking place on the weekend when pleasure riding may be more frequent) as well as the time of day. A majority of motorcycle collisions occur between 3 p.m. and 11:59 p.m., with the most concentration of accidents occurring between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the summer months when the sun can adversely impact a driver’s ability to properly see the road, and, by extension, to see a smaller vehicle such as a motorcycle utilizing that same road.
Overcoming The Difficulties Ahead
One of the greatest challenges after a motorcycle collision is dealing with insurance companies. You may think that the insurance company is on your side, but these entities commonly have their bottom line in mind. In many instances, injured motorcyclists or family members of a wrongful death victim will be faced with deceptive practices by the insurance company to deny or delay a rightful claim or offer a low settlement amount. An attorney with experience handling motorcycle accidents will be able to help your family through this part of the claims process as well as many other aspects.
Motorcycle Accident Recoveries
- $225,000 recovery for motorcycle accident leg fracture.
Renton Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Helping Our Clients Recover
Whatever the factor(s) contributing to the motorcycle crash which caused the injury of the rider, the most important thing is to rebound from those injuries. To do so, at times, in order to receive just compensation, legal representation is required. This is especially the case for a family that has lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash caused by negligence. Pursuing a claim can help offset lost earnings, funeral expenses, and other damages.
The experienced and compassionate Renton auto accident attorneys at Pendergast Law can apprise you of your rights in such a situation and work with you to obtain justice for you. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a motorcycle collision, call us for a free consultation at 888-539-9211. We can help you build a strong case against negligent parties so that you can recover full and just compensation.