Attorneys Helping Injured Seattle Motorcyclists
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident in Washington, the first call you should make is to the Law Firm of Kass & Moses. For over 25 years, our team of dedicated Washington motorcycle attorneys has been fighting for the rights of injured bikers and their families. When injuries from a motorcycle accident result in medical bills, lost wages, or other types of pain and suffering, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation for your losses. Our attorneys will explain your rights and explore all of your options for making a complete financial recovery from your accident.
Have you or a loved one been the victim of a motorcycle accident? Call the Law Firm of Kass & Moses today for a free consultation and case evaluation. There is no obligation, and we don’t charge a fee unless we win your case. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing until your case is settled. We are a team of motorcycle accident attorneys with decades of experience representing motorcycle accident victims.
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Motorcycle Lawyers in Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, and Beyond
A distracted, negligent, or impaired driver can change your life in seconds, and the results can be devastating. Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable to catastrophic injury, and even minor collisions may result in chronic pain and mobility issues that require costly long-term care. With your family’s financial future potentially at stake, it is imperative that you secure the services of a law firm with a comprehensive knowledge of Washington motorcycle law. Insurance companies and law enforcement agencies are not working for you, which is why you need our resources and legal expertise to ensure that your rights are protected.
No one expects to be involved in a motorcycle crash. But the sad truth is that bikers are 37 times more likely to be killed in crashes than automobile drivers (NHTSA). These fatalities leave families aching in their wake. No amount of money can replace the loss of a father, mother, or friend. Compounding the troubles is the fact that the deceased is no longer able to provide for their family.
Even in less serious cases, injured bikers are often left with disabilities. These disabilities may make it difficult or even impossible to resume their previous job. In addition to numerous medical bills, they then have to struggle with a loss of income. It simply becomes impossible to get ahead again. That is why it is crucial to have someone fighting for your case and defending you against the insurance company.
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Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Represent Motorcycle Accident Victims with Serious Injury or Wrongful Death
One of the most common motorcycle accident injuries is traumatic brain injury. This head injury can occur even if you wear a helmet. This is one of the reasons that we urge anyone involved in a motorcycle accident to seek medical attention immediately after their crash. Serious head injuries can result in long-term disability and even death. Medical professionals know the signs of concussions and traumatic brain injury. Legal professionals, like the Seattle motorcycle accident attorneys with the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, have experience representing bikers in motorcycle accidents.
Road rash, in which the rider’s skin is abraded and sloughed off, is one painful injury that is common in a motorcycle accident. Road rash of the hands or face can be especially concerning as scars in these areas are disfiguring and can be debilitating. Broken bones usually heal well with treatment, but may require time away from work which can mean lost wages. Life changing injuries like amputations and spinal cord injuries are also relatively common. Legal representation after such severe injuries is just one reason that you should speak with a lawyer about your motorcycle accident claim.
We will work diligently to help you recover compensation for your injuries. In addition to any medical bills you may have, we will help you get fair compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and damages. We put your best interest first and will go up against the insurance company to get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free case review. We will discuss your case with you, explain your legal rights, and help you understand what a fair settlement might be in your case.
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What To Do After a Motorcycle Accident
After a motorcycle accident, exchange insurance information with any other parties involved. The easiest and best way to do this is through a police officer. They can document this information for you, as well as create a report of the details of your case. This report may be important when it comes time to seek compensation for your motorcycle accident. Seek medical care immediately. Even if you feel alright after your motorcycle crash, many injuries can be overlooked. It is of the utmost importance that your injuries are treated and that your medical care is documented.
Do not accept a settlement offer from the insurance company without first speaking with a personal injury attorney. Such settlement offers are offered in an attempt to get you to settle your case for less than you deserve. In many accident cases, this might not even be enough to cover your basic medical bills. Protect your legal rights by speaking with an attorney with decades of experience representing injured bikers.
At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, our attorneys are dedicated to getting you the compensation you deserve. Call today to speak to a knowledgeable member of our staff about your situation. Together we will determine the next steps to get you on the road to recovery and financial security. With a free legal consultation with one of our motorcycle accident lawyers, you will learn more about motorcycle accident claims and what you can expect if we handle your case. Do not go it alone. Motorcycle crashes demand experienced representation. Do not settle for less after your bike crash.
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Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Motorcycle accidents can be some of the most severe and devastating accidents on the road. Unfortunately, Washington sees a significant number of motorcycle accidents every year, and many of them results in serious injuries or fatalities. There are several common injuries that riders can sustain in a motorcycle accident in Washington.
Head injuries are among the most common injuries suffered in motorcycle accidents. Head injuries can range from mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries. Even riders who wear helmets can still suffer head injuries in a crash. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), helmets are estimated to be about 37 percent effective in preventing fatal injuries to motorcycle riders and about 41 percent effective for motorcycle passengers.
Road rash is another common injury that riders can sustain in motorcycle accidents. Road rash is a type of abrasion that occurs when a rider’s skin rubs against the pavement after being thrown from the motorcycle. Road rash can range from mild to severe and can require extensive medical treatment, including skin grafts and wound care.
Fractures and broken bones are also common injuries in motorcycle accidents. The force of impact can cause the rider’s bones to break or fracture. Broken bones can include arms, legs, wrists, ribs, and hips – virtually any bone in the body. These injuries may be severe and can require extensive medical treatment, including surgery, physical therapy, and rehabilitation.
Spinal cord injuries are also a common injury in motorcycle accidents in and around Washington. The spinal cord is responsible for transmitting messages from the brain to the rest of the body. When the spinal cord is damaged, it can result in paralysis or loss of sensation in the affected areas. Spinal cord injuries can be devastating and can result in permanent disability.
Internal injuries are also common in motorcycle accidents. Internal injuries occur when the rider’s internal organs are damaged as a result of the accident. These injuries can be difficult to diagnose and can require extensive medical treatment, including surgery.
Motorcycle accidents, whether in Seattle, Tacoma, or beyond, can result in serious injuries that can have long-lasting effects on the rider’s life. Riders should always wear proper protective gear, including helmets, to help prevent injuries in the event of an accident. If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash, it is important to seek medical attention right away and contact an experienced personal injury attorney to help you understand your legal options. Reach out to us today at 1-800-MOTORCYCLE to learn more.
Washington Motorcycle Law
Requirements for legally riding a motorcycle vary from state to state. The Kass & Moses team can confidently answer your questions about the specifics of Washington’s motorcycle laws. Below are a few rules of the road that every local rider should keep in mind:
- It is illegal for any Washington state resident to operate a motorcycle not equipped with mirrors on the left and right sides.
- Helmets are mandatory. Washington law requires a motorcyclist’s helmet neck or chin strap must be fastened securely while operating the motorcycle.
- To operate a motorcycle which does not have a windshield is unlawful unless wearing glasses, goggles, or a face shield.
Resources for Washington Motorcyclists:
Northwest Motorcycle Association
Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club
Cascade Family Motorcycle Club
Washington Motorcycle Road Riding Association
Yakima Valley Dust Dodgers Motorcycle Club
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