Roads throughout Washington are meant for everyone. Whether a person is driving a car, truck or motorcycle, that person has an equal right to use and enjoy all of the roadways within the state. Sadly, not all vehicles are treated equally in Washington. There are situations where some drivers need to be more careful than others. In particular, motorcyclists are at great risk for physical harm if involved in an accident. Many drivers failed to look out for motorcycles on the road and carelessly fail to yield to motorcyclists’ right-of-away causing serious motorcycle accidents.
There can also be a social stigma against motorcyclists. In popular culture, motorcyclists are often seen as reckless, law breaking and dangerous drivers. But in reality, most motorcyclists are only trying to enjoy the open roadways and get from one place to another. Many just enjoy the recreational activity and the freedom that motorcyclist provides. Others may enjoy the economic advantages of having a vehicle with high gas mileage.
With the social stigma, motorcyclists might find themselves fighting an uphill battle following a motorcycle accident. However, motorcyclists should understand that they are entitled to compensation from a negligent driver. When a negligent driver causes an accident, that driver is responsible for paying damages. Motorcyclists should not let their negative reputation hamper their legal rights.
The attorneys at the law offices of Matthew D. Dubin understand that most motorcyclists are law abiding citizens. We work hard to ensure that motorcyclists’ rights are upheld throughout a legal process. We present evidence to show that the other driver was negligent in causing the accident. We do not let popular myths about motorcyclists ruin a case.
Our attorneys have decades of experience working on behalf of Washington residents. For more information about our law firm and motorcycle accidents, please see our website.