By law, motorcycle riders have essentially the same rights and responsibilities as the vehicles they share the road with. Unfortunately, those other vehicles often fail to acknowledge the fact that motorcycle riders have just as much right to use the road as they do. The end result of that failure is often a serious motorcycle accident.
The Rights of Motorcycle Riders
As a motorcyclist, you have:
- The right to safely occupy a lane
- The right to a safe margin of space around your vehicle
- The right to change lanes and turn as any other vehicle would
The Rights of Injured Motorcyclists
At the Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin in Seattle, our focus is on the rights of motorcycle riders who have been injured by negligent drivers. You have the right to enlist an experienced attorney, like those you will find at our law firm. You have the right to pursue full and fair compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other costs.
After a negligent driver violated your right to use the road, do not be surprised that the insurance company will try to violate your right to fair compensation. Insurance companies work hard to pay as little as possible. We will not let your rights be violated any further. We have more than 25 years of experience handling motorcycle accidents.
Washington Helmet Laws
One of the most well-known motorcycle specific laws is the helmet law. This law may play into how a personal injury case is handled. If the victim was not wearing a helmet, the insurance company may use it as evidence of the motorcyclist's recklessness. We do not like these accusations. We will fight them to see that you get fair compensation.
Contact a Motorcycle Crash Lawyer in Seattle for a Free Consultation
To discuss Washington motorcycle laws with a dedicated Seattle personal injury lawyer, call 206-462-4428. You can also contact us online.
We handle all motor vehicle accident cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning you will pay no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.