Motorcycle Accident Attorney Vancouver, Washington
Motorcycle’s offer riders a lot of enjoyment on a nice day in the Pacific Northwest. However, when things go wrong, motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries and even death. In 2011 there were 72 fatal motorcycle accidents in Washington.
Motorcyclist’s enjoy going fast on their bikes, but when something unexpected like a car pulling out in front of them, debris in the road, or something going wrong with their bike, terrible accidents are typically the end result.
Experienced Vancouver, WA Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
The personal injury trial lawyers at Caron, Colven, Robison & Shafton represent victims of motorcycle accidents who died or were seriously injured in collisions with other vehicles or due to poorly-maintained roads in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
There is no protection when riding a motorcycle, so even “minor” accidents can cause life changing injuries. Being hospitalized for injuries caused in a motorcycle accident can add up quickly, and if you are not properly protected, you could find yourself under a mountain of medical bills. Due to their small size and the physical exposure of the operator, motorcycle riders are far more likely to be seriously injured or killed in an accident than the driver or passenger of an automobile. Cyclists are 9 times more likely to be seriously injured in an accident than a car driver, and 35 times more likely to die.
A motorcyclist has the same rights to recover from a negligent driver as the driver of an automobile. Unfortunately, cases are often biased against the cyclist from the very start. A common public perception, which is therefore also a common jury perception, is that motorcycles are inherently dangerous or that motorcycle riders are more reckless than automobile drivers, and therefore they assume the risk of being involved in an accident.
Unfortunately, many drivers are not as aware of their surroundings as they should be, while others either do not appreciate or simply do not respect motorcycles as equals on the road. Remember also that under state principles of comparative fault, an injured person can recover for the negligence of another even when the injured party contributed to the accident.
Our law firm specializes in helping individuals who have been injured in a motorcycle accident in the Vancouver, Wa area as well as Clark County, Cowlitz County, Skamania County, Pacific County, and other areas of Washington and Oregon. If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact our experienced motorcycle accident attorneys in Vancouver, Washington.