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Helping you take action following a motorcycle accident

As previously discussed, motorcycle accidents can have serious and grave results. The injuries that befall victims can alter their life completely. A brain injury can cause lasting effects, even damaging their brain. This unfortunately leads to temporary and permanent disabilities. While many Seattle residents enjoy short and lengthy rides on their motorcycles, they are exposed to many risks on the roads due to the vehicle's small size. This causes the situation where motorists do not see motorcyclists in time to evade a collision. Even if it was an innocent mistake, the simple negligence of an automobile driver could cause a serious or even fatal motorcycle accident.

Brain injuries are prevalent in motorcycle accidents

For some residents in Seattle, riding a motorcycle is their passions. No matter the time of the year or the weather they might be faced with, being on their bike is exactly where they want to be. Whether a person is a die-hard biker or just enjoys rides when it is nice outside, many risks are associated with riding motorcycles. In the event of a collision, a rider could suffer serious injuries, one of which is a head injury.

How motorcyclists are vulnerable on the roads

A previous post here discussed how to proceed following a motorcycle accident. It is important to understand the common causes for motorcycle accidents and what dangers motorcyclists may encounter that are less likely to affect most drivers of cars and trucks on the roads.

How do you begin a lawsuit in a Seattle motorcycle accident?

Previous posts here have discussed some of the basics of the law with regard to people who have been injured in motorcycle accidents in the greater Seattle area. Previous posts have touched on the theory of negligence, and the elements that are usually required to create a case that an individual's injuries were caused by someone else's carelessness. When this can be shown to the satisfaction of a judge or jury, the individual who was injured may be entitled to payments in compensation for injuries.

What is a "duty to mitigate" in motorcycle accidents?

A previous post here discussed the legal concept of "subrogation" and how it can affect claims arising from personal injury, such as might occur in a Washington motorcycle accident. While it can be a complicated idea, subrogation is not the only legal doctrine that can make a difference in the amount a victim is awarded after being injured by another party's negligence. Another of these complicating factors is called "mitigation."

Why is "subrogation" important in Seattle motorcycle accidents?

Previous posts here have covered the basics of negligence in a Washington personal injury lawsuits arising from a car or motorcycle accident. Those previous posts have focused on the way an injured person could attempt to recover damages from another person who had caused the injury through carelessness. However, as many Seattle residents are no doubt aware, the two drivers are hardly ever the only ones involved in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident.

Seattle motorcycle accidents and 'cause in fact'

This blog has previously discussed the fact that many Seattle motorcycle accidents are caused by the negligence of other drivers on the road. In cases like that, the injuries that were likely suffered by the motorcyclist may be the responsibility of the negligent driver. This legal cause of action is made up of several elements needed to prove the claim. Two of these elements, the interconnected concepts of duty and breach, were looked at in a previous post. Now, let's take one part of the two-part idea of causation.

Riding without insurance is dangerous

motorcycle crash.jpgLast week I met a young man and his family in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Harborview is the only Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma and burn center in Washington, and also serves the States of Alaska, Idaho, and Montana. All the serious injuries in the Northwest end up at Harborview.

Negligence a common aspect of Seattle motorcycle accidents

As summer approaches, the Pacific Northwest's winter will give way to more pleasant weather that will see Seattle residents getting outside more often, and partaking in activities that are curtailed in the colder and wetter months. One of these is riding motorcycles along the highways and byways of Washington, taking in both the lively urban activity and the pastoral rural beauty. Unfortunately, along with more motorcycles on the road comes the heightened danger of motorcycle accidents.

WA motorcyclist clings to car after collision with motor vehicle

A Washington motorcyclist made national news after a terrifying run-in with an alleged intoxicated driver last week. Even more astounding, the incident was caught on tape and the motorcyclist escaped with his life, suffering only minor injuries. It isn't unusual for a crash of that magnitude to render an innocent motorcyclist seriously injured. The accident is currently under investigation by Washington State patrol.

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