motorcycle accident lawyers.

Motorcycle Accidents

motorcycle accident lawyers.

Motorcycle accidents pose a significant risk of serious injury throughout Washington.

Motorcyclists face the highest level of vulnerability. Flynn Merriman McKennon recognizes the aftermath of a motorcycle accident is often overwhelming, with hiring an attorney understandably not at the forefront of your concerns. However, our attorneys can provide immediate guidance on insurance coverage, your rights as an accident victim, and how to establish your injury and financial losses resulting from the incident.

Contrary to the stereotype portraying motorcyclists as carefree thrill-seekers, statistics reveal that drivers of passenger vehicles more frequently cause motorcycle accidents.

Motorcycle Accidents are typically the result of negligent or careless actions by drivers, including:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to check blind spots when changing lanes
  • Turning errors
  • Aggressive driving
  • Speeding
  • Failing to adjust for visibility-affecting conditions (e.g., nighttime driving, bad weather, etc.)
  • Following too closely

Our legal team gathers evidence to establish that the negligence of the at-fault driver directly led to the motorcycle accident. We bring our experience to the aid of motorcyclists and their families, handling injury claims arising from a spectrum of crash types, such as:

Rear-End Collisions

The most prevalent motor vehicle accident, rear-end collisions, poses an elevated danger to motorcyclists when struck from behind. The impact force can throw the rider onto the road, resulting in severe injuries, or cause the bike to slide out, leading to further harm.

Tailgating often contributes to rear-end crashes, with motorcycles requiring less stopping time than cars. Inattentive drivers following too closely may be unable to brake in time when motorcycles stop in front of them.

Head-On Collisions

In collisions where another vehicle crashes head-on with a motorcycle, the motorcyclist faces a heightened risk of severe injury, even at lower speeds. Such accidents may launch the motorcyclist through the windshield or over the other vehicle's roof.

Negligent behaviors like drunk driving, distracted driving, or falling asleep at the wheel frequently contribute to head-on collisions, with drivers straying into oncoming lanes putting themselves and others at risk.

Intersection Accidents

A motorcycle's smaller size makes intersections particularly hazardous, as drivers turning left may misjudge distances or overlook oncoming motorcycles. Additionally, a driver running a red light while a motorcyclist has a green arrow to turn left can lead to an equally disastrous collision.

The unfortunate possibility of a propelled rider entering traffic adds to the risks, increasing the likelihood of additional injuries from contact with multiple vehicles.

If you've experienced injuries from a motorcycle accident or if a family member has sustained severe injuries or lost their life in a bike crash, we are ready to provide assistance. Begin by sharing the details of your case with us. Our team of motorcycle accident lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation into the incident, discuss the legal avenues available to you, and subsequently engage in negotiations for a just settlement and/or represent your claim in court.

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